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Shoppers go wild for Lilly Pulitzer at Target

Bright floral pastel dresses, beach coverups and oversized totes flew off the racks at Target stores Sunday morning as eager shoppers snatched up pieces from the retailer's limited edition Lilly Pulitzer collection.

Much of the collection was sold out...

OKC 20th anniversary

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Ceremony marks 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

Hundreds gathered in Oklahoma City Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the federal courthouse on April 19, 1995.

Rescue operation underway in Mediterranean

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Hundreds feared dead as migrant boat capsizes

It was the latest in a series of dangerous voyages as hundreds of men, women and children boarded a boat in Libya, hoping to make it safely to Europe.

But after a couple of days at sea, in the dark of night Saturday, the ship was in distress in the Me...

Robert Bates

CNN, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

Lawyer releases records for Tulsa deputy who killed man

The lawyer for Robert Bates, an Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a man he meant to subdue with a Taser, on Saturday released documents that he says verify some of Bates' training as a law enforcement officer.

The documents show Bates had one T...

OTD April 7 - World Health Organization

World Health Organization

13 dead from mysterious ailment in Nigeria

A mysterious affliction has killed as many as 18 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause.

The cases have all occurred in Nigeria's Ondo state since April 13, health officials said Sunday.

Dr. Dayo Adey...

Marco Rubio announcement

Rubio: Big immigration reforms impossible now

Marco Rubio once backed an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws --- but now, he says such major reforms are no longer a political possibility.

"We can't do it in a massive piece of legislation. And I know, 'cause I tried," the Florida senator who's one ...

US economy not growing fast enough

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US economy isn't growing fast enough

Here's one matter that Democratic and Republican economists agree on: America's economy could be doing a lot better.

"The good news is we're growing, we're creating jobs, property values are rising. The bad news is we're not growing quickly enough and...

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Stocks: Time for a big check-up this week

Corporate America is getting its pulse taken this week.

A flood of big-name brands from Starbucks to Facebook will announce earnings, which could send stocks in a tizzy. Investors always want good news, but they are especially on edge after the Dow's...

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable set to talk with antitrust regulators

Comcast and Time Warner Cable representatives will sit down with government officials this week amid intense scrutiny of their proposed mega-merger and its impact on consumers.

The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to block the $45 billion d...

Gov Scott Walker

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Walker: I've attended a gay wedding reception

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told reporters Saturday night although he doesn't support same-sex marriage he attended a wedding reception for a gay relative.

"Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, a...

Police confrontation caught on body cam

Suspect charges Ohio cop, who doesn't shoot

Police shootings stoke controversy as the public dissects the details of each incident and decides whether the use of force was unwarranted or if the officer acted in self-defense in the face of a truly dangerous criminal.

This isn't one of those cas...

Ocean sea briny deep

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Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the torch of liberty alongside us, our old ally has launched a reminder from across the Atlantic's waves.

L'Hermione, with three sail masts and bright royal blue and gold...

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On this day: April 19

Battles of Lexington and Concord, American Revolutionary War

Public domain

The American Revolutionary War breaks out, the Soviet Union launches the first space station, the Waco siege ends in a deadly blaze, and homegrown terrorists strike Oklahoma City, all on this day.

On this day: April 18

1906 San Francisco earthquake

National Archives and Records Administration

Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.

April and violence in America

Oklahoma City Bombing

With Sunday marking the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, look back at the other violence that has occurred in April in America.

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