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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks on his way to meet a delegation of US representatives at the premier's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, April 21, 2014. Japan's Prime Minister Abe has sent a religious offering to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including executed war criminals, a center of tension with Japan's neighbors. Abe's offering Monday at the Yasukuni Shrine marks the April 21-23 spring festival, one of the shrine's key annual events. But the move suggests he will not visit Yasukuni ahead of President Barack Obama's visit beginning Wednesday. (AP Photo/Franck Robicon, Pool)
Japan PM sends offering to war shrineJapan PM sends offering to shrine commemorating war criminals days before Obama visit
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FILE - This Jan. 21, 2014 file photo shows American film producer and director Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Paris. Whedon will release a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. In a video announcement Sunday following the premiere of the supernatural romance “In Your Eyes” at the Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon said that the film will immediately be released online worldwide via Vimeo On Demand. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)
Joss Whedon releasing film for digital downloadJoss Whedon releasing 'In Your Eyes' for $5 digital download following its Tribeca premiere
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Chicago Bulls guard Mike Dunleavy, left, looks to a pass as Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza guards during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93Nene dominates, Wizards rally from 13 down to beat Bulls 102-93 in playoff opener
The Associated Press1 hour ago
South Korean rescue teams try to search missing passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT
Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detainedProsecutor says 4 more crewmembers detained over ferry sinking
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekendAsian stocks mixed after holiday weekend as investors look ahead to Korea, China data
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In celebration of “4/20 Eve,” guests sniff and observe cannabis strains from across Washington at the third annual DOPE Cup Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Magical Butter Studios in Seattle, Wash. The winning strains will be featured on the May cover of DOPE Magazine. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead)
Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in ColoradoRevelers toast joints, pipes in Colorado celebration of pot holiday that's now mainstream
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This March 14, 2013 file photo shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democratic leaders speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Republicans’ campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party’s majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee roughly $8 million ahead of its fundraising at this point in 2012. From left to right are Democratic Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel, D-N.Y., House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold HouseHouse Republicans' campaign committee sets aside $31 million to hold onto majority
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A police officer search Catholics before they attend a Mass to celebrate Good Friday in Abuja, Nigeria Friday, April 18, 2014. Nigerian Catholics joined Christians around the world in celebrating Holy Week ahead of Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fearMourning bomb blast victims, fearing fate of 85 abducted girls, Nigerians mark Easter
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozens, officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Grim work for families as more bodies discoveredGrim work for families of South Korean ferry passengers as divers find many more new corpses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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