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Sweden wins 60th Eurovision Song Contest Sweden won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, finishing ahead of Russia, whose contestant received some boos as the Ukraine conflict spilled over into the continent's largest songfest. | 3 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of 2 unarmed suspects A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and a woman who were killed after a high-speed car chase in 2012. | 11 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Palmyra's famed ruins reportedly safe as ISIS breaks into museum ISIS fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday. | 12 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraqi army in push back of ISIS in Anbar province Shia Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains by the jihadi militants. | 12 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, a German television station says. | 12 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
More dead animals found after California oil spill A 25-square-kilometre oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered. | 14 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Leaking California pipeline had no automatic shut-off valve The pipeline that leaked hundreds of thousands of litres of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. | 14 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Deadline near, U.S. Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell schedules a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. | 15 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
NSA begins winding down collection of American phone records The U.S. National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. | 15 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ireland same-sex marriage referendum: all signs point to 'yes' Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. | 16 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend