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Cavaliers Even Up NBA Finals, Beating Warriors In Overtime

Game 2 in the NBA finals had a thrilling finish, as the Cleveland Cavaliers — missing their all-star point guard — beat the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime.

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'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Awards

The awards for best musical and best play went to two shows based on books, each of which once seemed like an improbable adaptation.

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Video Shows Texas Police Officer Pulling Gun On Teens At Pool Party

The McKinney Police Department says the incident occurred when officers responded to "a disturbance involving multiple juveniles" who did not have permission to be at a community pool.

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Turkish Polls Close In Crucial Parliamentary Election

If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing Justice and Development Party wins a big majority, it will be used to push through constitutional reforms establishing a strong executive.

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Saudi High Court Upholds Blasphemy Sentence On Blogger

Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 for "insulting Islam through electronic means," will undergo a total of 1,000 lashes and spend a decade behind bars.

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Convicted Murderers Manage 'Extraordinary' Prison Break In New York

Two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, used power tools to cut through steel walls, slithered through a steam pipe and emerged on the outside through a manhole.

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Obama At G-7: West Must Stand Up To 'Russian Aggression'

The president arrived in Bavaria for the summit, where Western leaders are due to discuss the situation in Ukraine and how to prevent Greece from defaulting on its sovereign debt.

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Ronnie Gilbert, Clarion Voice Of Folk Band The Weavers, Dies At 88

As a member of the influential folk group starting in 1948, her strong voice was an inspiration to later female singers in the genre.

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After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.

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Putin To West: Russia Is No Threat

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the Russian leader said the world has changed so much that no one "in their right mind" could imagine Russia attacking NATO.

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Egyptian Court Rescinds Terrorist Label For Hamas

A court had put the Islamist organization on the terror list in February, but the latest ruling says it lacked jurisdiction in the case.

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Beau Biden, Vice President's Son, Remembered In Delaware Service

The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.

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Saudis Shoot Down Scud Missile Fired By Houthi Rebels In Yemen

The Cold War-era rocket, which appeared to be targeted at a major air base in the kingdom's south, was brought down by Patriot missiles, officials say.

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Official Death Toll In China's 'Eastern Star' Disaster Rises To Nearly 400

The cruise ship, which was righted on Friday, capsized on Monday in the Yangtze River with 456 people aboard.

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Irish Soccer Details $7 Million FIFA Payment Over Handball

While earlier news has alleged hefty bribes over the awarding of the tournament, this case centers on a pivotal play in a World Cup playoff game that played in a key role in Ireland staying home.

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Prosecutor Charges Minnesota Archdiocese With Turning 'Blind Eye' To Abuse

The six gross misdemeanor charges and a related civil complaint stem from abuse by former St. Paul priest Curtis Wehmeyer.

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Man Changes Name To 'Adam West' To Avoid Paying $336 Airline Fee

On Facebook, Adam Armstrong playfully used the name Adam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s. But then his girlfriend's stepfather bought him a plane ticket in that name.

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2 Dead, More Than 100 Trapped By Avalanche On Mountain In Borneo

Many of the climbers, including an unknown number of foreign tourists, are said to have been descending Mt. Kinabalu after reaching the peak before sunrise.

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#NPRReads: Two Views Of Kids And Parents, And Clinton's 'Mook Mafia'

Our list of the best reads highlights a gripping story of parents' grief, a take on Stephen Curry's bringing his daughter to a news conference, and more.

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Boston Bomber's Second Friend Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison

Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted conspiracy and obstruction after he and another friend got rid of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack.

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