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May 13, 2014

21 killed in Iraq car bomb attacks

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At least 21 people were killed and 82 injured Tuesday in a series of car bomb explosions in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, an official source said. The attacks occurred in the morning when seven car bombs went off almost simultaneously in eastern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua. One of the car bombs detonated in Sadr City district in eastern Baghdad and killed a civilian and injured nine, while another car bomb…

Is Apple buying Beats just to get Jimmy Iovine?

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He’s produced albums for the likes of Stevie Nicks, Dire Straits and U2. He was a mentor to aspiring music stars on “American Idol.” He’s headed up music labels. And now, because he had the business acumen to convince people that they need to pay $300 and up for a pair of headphones, he may soon become a billionaire due to Apple Inc.’s  AAPL -0.13% almost unlimited cash stockpile. Oh…Did…

Transformer explodes in Turkish coal mine, killing 151

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A fire caused by a transformer explosion in a coal mine in western Turkey has left 151 people dead, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said in a statement Wednesday. The Natural Disaster and Emergency Coordination Directorate also said 80 injured people have been rescued and eight uninjured people were rescued. Crowds gathered around the rescue operation in the post-midnight darkness Wednesday. Manisa Mayor Cengiz Ergun told CNN Turk that the death…

Baby left dead in the killing of a witness to a shooting

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DeKalb police have issued an arrest warrant on murder charges in the killing of a witness to an earlier fatal shooting that police say prompted a retaliatory attack Saturday that left a baby dead, and three women injured. Kayla Dixon, 20, originally identified as a “person of interest,” is now wanted on murder charges in the death of Alexis Malone, 19, who was a witness to a fatal shooting on…

Cop gunned down teen, then named Officer of the Year

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“Cops give a d@mn about a Negro, pull a trigger, k¡ll a n¡gga he’s a hero..” -2Pac One of the officers who gunned down 16 year old Kimani Gray has declined to accept a “Cop of the Year” award due to community pressure, reports ThinkProgress. Gray was fatally wounded in 2013 when two plainclothes NYPD officers opened fire on him. Officers alleged that Gray pulled a revolver on undercover cops,…