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 Jeremy Steele, left, Ric Jaime, center, and Keith McNabb salvage belongings Sunday at their friend Mike Cook's house near Wimberley, Texas. About 350 homes in the town of Wimberley were washed away by flash floods.
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Jeremy Steele, left, Ric Jaime, center, and Keith McNabb salvage belongings Sunday at their friend Mike Cook's house near Wimberley, Texas. About 350 homes in the town of Wimberley were washed away by flash floods.

Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2

This May is already the wettest on record for several cities in the southern Plains states, with days still to go and more rain on the way.


 Iraqi government forces walk next to a trench Sunday in the Jurf al-Sakher area, about 30 miles south of Baghdad, to protect the area from further advancement by the Islamic State militant forces.

Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra were the militant group's biggest successes since a U.S.-led coalition launched an air war to stop them.



Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests

Protesters took to the streets after Officer Michael Brelo, 31, was acquitted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.



Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

According to media reports, the mass graves were believed to contain the bodies of hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.


Nation


Prosecutors face difficult task in Texas biker gang shootout

After a fight between rival gangs outside a crowded restaurant left nine dead, police rounded up everyone on the scene wearing biker vests.



Study: pollutant levels high in Ohio area with fracking

Researchers took air samples in Carroll County, Ohio, where there are 480 permitted wells — the most in any of the state’s 88 counties.


 

World


Greek minister raises alarm on IMF repayments

They were the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.



Gay couples awaken to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

The Irish people voted with a surprisingly strong 62 percent “yes” to enshrine the right to gay marriage in the country’s 1937 constitution.


 
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Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders

Work zone speed cameras have slowed traffic down in Maryland, and may be coming to Pennsylvania.



Amtrak ordered to enforce speed limits in Northeast

The order requires Amtrak to enforce a 50 mph limit near the Frankford Junction curve, modify signals and enforce speed limits elsewhere.


 

Early Returns


Crystal Ball says we're leaning towards Toomey

A reason for Pat Toomey to smile. (Associated Press photo) Underwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S.


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto listen to a speech Downtown in February 2015.



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