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Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr raise the Iraqi flag outside parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone,  Saturday, April 30, 2016. Dozens of protesters climbed over the blast walls  and could be seen storming the Parliament building, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi forces stand down amid protestsIraq's elite counterterrorism forces, who have in the past been called on to reinforce security in the capital, say they are standing down for now after anti-government protesters breached the Green Zone
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Former Serbian President Boris Tadic attends during the opposition protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Thousands of opposition supporters have protested in front of the Serbian state electoral commission what their leaders are alleging is widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populistsThousands of opposition supporters have protested in front of the Serbian state electoral commission against what their leaders are saying is widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
A recovery vessel lifts up parts of a crashed helicopter from off the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Norway, as emergency workers on the shoreline attend the scene Friday, April 29, 2016. The helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. All aboard the helicopter were killed.  (Vidar Ruud/NTB scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUT
Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in NorwayEmergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm specialBerkshire Hathaway's annual meeting celebrates the unusual attributes of the conglomerate Warren Buffett built
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
A ranger from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) stands guard near an ivory statue in front of one of around a dozen pyres of ivory, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya Thursday, April 28, 2016. The wildlife service has stacked 105 tons of ivory consisting of 16,000 tusks, and 1 ton of rhino horn, from stockpiles around the country, in preparation for it to be torched on Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poachingKenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 17, 2016 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives for a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran. Iranian state TV says that the moderate-reformist bloc has secured more than 20 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, bringing the bloc closer to a majority in the next legislature. State TV on Saturday, April 30, 2016, announced winners for 45 of the remaining 68 seats being contested. Among them there are 23 moderate-reformist candidates who support Rouhani and a nuclear deal the country reached with world powers last summer. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Iran's moderates emerge from runoff with most seatsIranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year's landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff elections but will have the most seats in the assembly
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto RicoCongress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas floodingA police captain says a 66-year-old woman and four grandchildren have been killed after a creek flooded its banks in an East Texas neighborhood
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A beach goer pauses to look at a massive gray whale carcass from Southern California's San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. The whale washed ashore Sunday at a famous surf break called Lower Trestles north of downtown San Diego. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beachIt literally was a whale of a job but crews have finished removing the estimated 60,000-pound carcass of a rotting whale from a Southern California beach
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Trump, Cruz Supporters Fight for Delegates at Va Gop Convention

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports what's at stake for supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at the weekend GOP convention in Harrisonburg. For Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, winning the Virginia primary in March was an important step in the process, but two months later, a new Trump versus Ted Cruz battle is playing out in the commonwealth. NBC Washington, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 09:39 PM
  • Robbery Suspect Cuts Off Skateboarder, Demands Cash: LCSO

    According to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the victim was skateboarding on April 20 in the area of Sugarland Run Road and Sugarland Square Court. Two men, one identified as Anthony D. Sheppard, were in a vehicle when they cut the victim off, causing him to fall. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 27 2016 @ 08:10 PM
  • Virginia senator flies to Syria to shake Bashar Assad's hand - while airstrikes bombarded Aleppo

    As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip- and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar Assad. National Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:58 PM
  • The Assad supporter who is also a Virginia state senator

    In a Nov. 10, 2007 file photo, Republican House of Representatives hopeful Dick Black speaks at a convention held by the Republican 1st District Congressional Committee in Milford, Va. American politics produces its share of useful dupes, but Dick Black, a Virginia state senator, may not be quite as useful as the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad supposes. The Washington Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:21 PM
  • Virginia senator flies to Syria to shake Bashar Assad's hand - while airstrikes bombarded Aleppo

    A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shaking hands with US Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Hayden Black in the capital Damascus on April 28, 2016. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on April 27, 2016 shows US Richard Hayden Black, the Virginia State Senator, visiting the Syrian city of Homs. Canada.com, Thu, Apr 28 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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