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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...

Woman pulled from smoldering car

WPIX, Kinnelon Police Dept.

Woman rescued from burning car

The overturned convertible was smoldering, when police pulled up to it on a New Jersey roadway. The driver was pinned inside -- and unconscious.

Not knowing when the car might burst into full flame, they scrambled to save her, while a police dash cam ...

Gram of cocaine

DEA

Record cocaine bust made by France in Caribbean

French customs officers say they have seized more than 2 tons of cocaine aboard a sailboat that was falsely flying an American flag in the Caribbean.

The drugs, whose value is estimated at more than $105 million, are the biggest cocaine seizure ever c...

Wildfire only 15 percent contained

KTLA

Wildfire burns near homes in California

A wildfire near Corona, California, is threatening at least 300 homes as 335 firefighters work to quell it, state fire officials say.

The "Highway Fire" was incinerating 300 acres in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, early Sunday, and emergency o...

OTD April 7 - World Health Organization

World Health Organization

13 dead from mysterious ailment in Nigeria

A mysterious affliction has killed at least 13 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause. The 18 cases have all occurred in Nigeria's Ondo state since April 13.

Australian prime minister cheered while quenching thirst

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Australian PM downs beer in 7 seconds

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer in seven seconds amid raucous cheers from onlookers.

Chinese auto show

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China wants eyes on cars not babes

When China's biggest auto show opens in Shanghai this week, the only models on display will be the ones with four wheels. Gone, show organizers hope, will be the scantily-clad "car babes."

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Christie questions if Obama cares about US

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie questioned Friday whether President Barack Obama cares about the United States, adding that, more than six years into Obama's presidency, "we still don't even know" who he is.

Hillary Clinton hot topic in N.H. without being there

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GOP 2016 hopefuls take aim at Hillary

They mocked her black "Scooby Van" and chided her tipless trip to Chipotle. They ripped her use of a personal email server, her family foundation's acceptance of foreign gifts and her tenure as secretary of state.

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, released documents he says verify some of Bates' training as a law enforcement officer.

Penelope Cruz

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Another good-looking star joins 'Zoolander 2'

Looks like another really, really, ridiculously good-looking person is joining the cast of "Zoolander 2."

Actress Penelope Cruz will appear in the upcoming sequel to the popular 2001 film, Ben Stiller announced Friday.

Stiller, who plays the title role...

John Kasich

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With eye toward 2016, Kasich considers message

To hear Ohio Gov. John Kasich tell it, the decision to run for president is a question of a higher calling.

"It's really like, what's the Lord want me to do?" Kasich told a group of Republicans gathered over a barbecue here Friday.

At events across ups...

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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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