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George Lindsey, known as Goober Pyle, dies
Sun,6 May 2012 10:38 AM PDT
Associated Press -

FILE - This Feb. 5, 1998 file photo shows actor George Lindsey, who portrayed Goober, in the television series George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.


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Hollande defeats Sarkozy to win French election
Sun,6 May 2012 11:23 AM PDT
The Lookout - Fran├žois Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and become France's new president, according French television. Sarkozy, who has held the French presidency since 2007, grabbed 48.1 percent, according to the polls. Hollande, the 57-year-old socialist challenger, narrowly edged Sarkozy, also [...] Full Story
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Cheetahs Mauls Woman on 60th Birthday Trip
Sat,5 May 2012 06:31 AM PDT
ABC News Blogs -

Cheetah Mauls Woman on 60th Birthday TripThe trip of a lifetime to celebrate a Scottish woman's 60th birthday turned brutal when two supposedly tame cheetahs attacked the woman at a game reserve in South Africa. Violet D'Mello and her husband Archie were allowed to get up close and pet two brother...


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AT&T to pay Muslim woman $5M in harassment case
Sat,5 May 2012 03:02 PM PDT
Associated Press - A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair. Full Story
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Who's who? Obama, Romney projecting mirror image
Sun,6 May 2012 04:09 PM PDT
Associated Press -

In this combo made from file photos, President Barack Obama, left, speaks at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, on April 25, 2012, left, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop in Wilmington, Del. on April 10, 2012. After all their liberal vs. conservative differences are spoken, Obama and Romney sound a lot alike when they are being described by the other guy or his campaign. That leaves voters the challenge of having to sort out what's real and what's been stretched out of proportion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Evan Vucci, File)He's a smug, Harvard-trained elitist who doesn't get how regular Americans are struggling these days. More extreme than he lets on, he's keeping his true agenda hidden until after Election Day. He's clueless about fixing the economy, over his head on foreign policy. Who is he?


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Ukraine 'Death Match' film hits nerve before Euro 2012
Sun,6 May 2012 03:15 AM PDT
AFP -

A Russian film released on the eve of Ukraine's hosting of Euro 2012 tells the stirring story of the notorious "Match of Death" played between Soviet footballers and Nazi occupiers in Kiev during World War II.


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Marco Rubio Avoids VP Questions, Hammers Obama for Losing his Spark
Sun,6 May 2012 07:36 AM PDT
ABC OTUS News -

Marco Rubio Avoids VP Questions, Hammers Obama for Losing his SparkSen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., deflected questions about the vice presidency in an interview Sunday morning and instead zeroed in on the failings of President Obama and the spark he's lost since 2008. "All the things that made him different and special four years ago are...


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Angry Greeks reject bailout, risk euro exit
Sun,6 May 2012 04:42 PM PDT
Reuters -

A girl smokes a cigarette before the arrival of Greek Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos during a rally in AthensGreek voters enraged by economic hardship caused by the terms of an international bailout turned on ruling parties in an election on Sunday, putting the country's future in the euro zone at risk and threatening to revive Europe's debt crisis. The latest official results, with over 61 percent of the vote counted, showed the only two major parties supporting an EU/IMF program that keeps Greece from bankruptcy would be hard pressed to form a lasting coalition. ...


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Wife saw bullet hole while Skyping with soldier
Sun,6 May 2012 12:32 PM PDT
Associated Press -

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark. The family Clark, a Texas-based Army medic serving in Afghanistan, says Clark's wife witnessed the officer's death, which happened Monday, April 30, 2012 as the two were video chatting via Skype. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)An Army nurse showed no alarm or discomfort before suddenly collapsing during a Skype video chat with his wife, who saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him, his family said Sunday.


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Airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Yemen
Sun,6 May 2012 01:24 PM PDT
Associated Press -

FILE - This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003 shows Fahd al-Quso, who was charged as an al-Qaida member who helped to plan the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida leader who was wanted in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Local official Abu Bakr bin Farid said Fahd al-Quso was killed Sunday, May 6, 2012 along with an aide in an airstrike in the southern Shabwa province. (AP Photo/FBI, File)An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The airstrike resembled earlier U.S. drone attacks, but the U.S. did not immediately confirm it.


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Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP
Sun,6 May 2012 04:23 PM PDT
Associated Press -

James Carlton of the Lincoln County State Committee counts votes of his county's delegates during the election of national committeemen at the Maine Republican Convention at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Ron Paul's supporters have taken the first step toward taking over the Republican State Convention this weekend as they narrowly elected a convention chairman. Paul supporter Brent Tweed was elected chairman with 1,118 votes, just four more than the mainstream candidate, Charles Cragin. A Paul supporter was also narrowly elected secretary. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)With Mitt Romney's GOP presidential nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention, party officials said. The results gave the Texas congressman a late state victory.


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Indy police: Girl, 14, charged in cousin's killing
Sun,6 May 2012 09:38 AM PDT
Associated Press - Indianapolis police say a 14-year-old girl found covered in blood faces a preliminary murder charge in her 4-year-old cousin's stabbing death. Full Story
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"Crab" chips, fruity Oreos? They're big overseas
Sun,6 May 2012 10:46 AM PDT
Associated Press -

This March 14, 2012, photo shows packages of Nabisco Oreo's and wafers in New York. While Americans might get squeamish at the thought of their favorite snacks being tweaked, what works in the U.S. doesn't work everywhere. Tastes can vary greatly in unexpected ways in different corners of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg's All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold milk.


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'90210' Star AnnaLynne McCord Goes Without Makeup On Twitter: 'I'm Over Hollywood's Perfection Requirement'
Sat,5 May 2012 09:15 AM PDT
Access Hollywood -

AnnaLynne McCord -- AnnaLynne McCord/TwitpicAnnaLynne McCord always looks stunningly beautiful and put together as Naomi Clark on her CW hit, "90210."However, the 24-year-old beauty wants fans to know she doesn't wake up looking like a flawless vixen -- a lot of work goes into getting her camera ready.


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"Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment
Sat,5 May 2012 12:30 PM PDT
The Atlantic Wire - It should go without saying that you should be careful of what you "like" on Facebook. You should try not to "like" anything embarrassing or incriminating, lest it come back to bite you. A judge has ruled that "liking" something on Facebook doesn't protect you under the First Amendment, which is bad news for at least one man in Virginia.  Full Story
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Be afraid, exultant Greek neo-Nazis warn rivals
Sun,6 May 2012 01:36 PM PDT
AFP -

Members of the Greek extreme right wing Golden Dawn Party celebrate outside their office in ThessalonikiGreek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn warned rivals and reformers Sunday that "the time for fear has come" after exit polls showed them securing their entry in parliament for the first time in nearly 40 years.


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Sen. John McCain's Advice to Mitt Romney: Pick a Running Mate You Trust
Sun,6 May 2012 09:19 AM PDT
ABC OTUS News -

Sen. John McCain's Advice to Mitt Romney: Pick a Running Mate You Trust  This morning on ABC's This Week, Sen. John McCain weighed in on Mitt Romney's hotly anticipated vice presidential pick.  The former presidential candidate's advice was clear. "The absolute, most important aspect is, if something happened to him, would that person be well qualified to...


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9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing
Sat,5 May 2012 11:00 PM PDT
Associated Press -

In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed reads a document during his military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Saturday, May 5, 2012. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed repeatedly declined to respond to a judge's questions Saturday and his co-defendant Walid bin Attash was briefly restrained at a military hearing as five men charged with the worst terror attack in U.S. history appeared in public for the first time in more than three years. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)The second attempt to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four men accused of helping orchestrate the plot got off to a rough start, with the defendants disrupting their arraignment and forcing the proceedings to drag on late into the night.


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Man's death at Ky. Derby track called a homicide
Sun,6 May 2012 10:59 AM PDT
Associated Press -

In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, jockeys and their horses make their way past the grand stand at the Churchill Downs before the 10th race at 138th Kentucky Derby horse race Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The discovery of a man's body Sunday in the stable area of Churchill Downs was being investigated as a homicide, but there appears to be no connection to the race track or the Kentucky Derby, police said.


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Socialists celebrate as French vote nears close
Sun,6 May 2012 10:39 AM PDT
Reuters -

Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President and UMP party candidate for his re-election, leaves after voting in the second round in ParisPARIS (Reuters) - France looked set to crown Francois Hollande as its first Socialist president in nearly two decades in an election on Sunday, marking a swing to the left at the heart of Europe and heralding a fight-back against German-led austerity. Conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy, swamped by anger at a surge in unemployment during his five-year term, would be the 11th euro zone leader to be swept away by economic crisis after final opinion polls put Hollande at least four points ahead. ...


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'Avengers' scores No. 2 opening day with $80.5M
Sat,5 May 2012 09:49 AM PDT
Associated Press -

In this film image released by Disney, Chris Evans, portraying Captain America, left, and Robert Downey Jr., portraying Tony Stark, are shown in a scene from Lots of superheroes add up to lots of money for "The Avengers."


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California Lottery Winner Sues Son for Commandeering Winnings
Fri,4 May 2012 11:06 AM PDT
Good Morning America -

California Lottery Winner Sues Son for Commandeering WinningsEtta May Urquhart Claims Her Son Left Chump Change, While He Took Lotto Cash


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Anger, sighs as 9/11 families watch terror hearing
Sun,6 May 2012 08:32 AM PDT
Associated Press -

After watching Guantanamo court proceedings, Jim Riches, Fire Department of New York Deputy Chief and father of Jimmy Riches, an FDNY firefighter who was killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center, talks to the media outside Fort Hamilton in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, May 5, 2012, as he and families who lost loved ones in the Sept 11, 2001 attacks were able to enter the base and watch the arraignment of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants via a closed-circuit broadcast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)Lee Hanson became deeply angry as the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and co-defendants tried to undermine their arraignment on 3,000 counts of murder at a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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FBI investigating Arizona Neo-Nazi before shooting
Sat,5 May 2012 05:05 PM PDT
Reuters -

File photo of JT Ready along US/Mexico border in ArizonaPHOENIX (Reuters) - The neo-Nazi founder of an anti-immigrant border militia was already the subject of an FBI domestic terrorism probe before he went on a shooting rampage and killed four people, officials and news reports said on Saturday. The Arizona Republic newspaper said federal agents seized numerous computers and munitions from the Phoenix valley home where white supremacist Jason Todd "J.T." Ready is believed to have killed his girlfriend and three others on Wednesday following a domestic dispute, before shooting himself. ...


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GOP leaders start to rally around Romney _ sort of
Sun,6 May 2012 05:27 PM PDT
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, greets supporters during a campaign stop in Portsmouth, Va., on Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginian-Pilot,Ross Taylor)Republican party leaders are starting to rally around Mitt Romney, but it's not exactly a stampede of support for the expected GOP presidential nominee.


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2 bodies found in MS during search for mom, girls
Sat,5 May 2012 05:57 PM PDT
Associated Press -

This combo image made of undated photos provided by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety shows, clockwise from top left, Jo Ann Bain and her daughters, Adrienne, 14, Kyliyah 8, and Alexandria,12. Bain and her daughters may be in Two bodies have been found in Mississippi during the search for a missing Tennessee woman and her three children, but the identities are not known, authorities said Saturday.


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Police say body of Calif. man's girlfriend located
Sat,5 May 2012 11:39 PM PDT
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This photo provided by the Orange Police Department shows the undated booking photo for Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, who was arrested early Friday May 4, 2012 following the chase on Interstate 5. He is suspected of killing his girlfriend, Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31, and the couple's two young boys. (AP Photo/Orange Police Department)Police said Saturday they located the body of the girlfriend of a Southern California man who led officers on a chase that shut down a busy freeway for an hour.


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Biden on gay marriage: 'Absolutely comfortable with men marrying men, women marrying women'
Sun,6 May 2012 08:20 AM PDT
The Ticket - Vice President Joe Biden is not convinced the economic recovery has flatlined, doesn't think Mitt Romney has a jobs plan and is "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage. During a wide-ranging interview with David Gregory on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Biden weighed in on a wide array of topics--the economy, foreign policy, gay marriage, [...] Full Story
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Sarkozy joins fallen leaders amid Europe crisis
Sun,6 May 2012 02:56 PM PDT
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This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, from top left, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, former Portugal interim Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Jose Socrates, former Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Spain Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, and Chairman Timo Soini of the True Finns. When Nicolas Sarkozy was defeated Sunday, May 6, 2012, in France's presidential runoff by Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, he joined a series of European leaders booted from office because of public anger over austerity measures and economic crisis. Almost every crisis-hit European country that has held an election since disaster struck in 2009 has thrown out its leader. (AP Photo/File)Nicolas Sarkozy, defeated Sunday in France's presidential runoff by Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, joins a series of European leaders booted from office because of public anger over government spending cuts and economic crisis. Almost every crisis-hit European country that has held an election since disaster struck in 2009 has thrown out its leader.


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The Hindenburg Disaster: 75 years later
Fri,4 May 2012 01:38 PM PDT
The Upshot - On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg airship burst into flames over a New Jersey field.  75 years later, the disaster remains a source of mystery and fascination. The Hindenburg was one of the first disasters caught on film, thanks to newsreel coverage. It had an unmistakable effect on the masses (it doomed travel by airship) [...] Full Story
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Police: Homicide at Kentucky Derby track
Sun,6 May 2012 09:33 AM PDT
Associated Press -

In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, jockeys and their horses make their way past the grand stand at the Churchill Downs before the 10th race at 138th Kentucky Derby horse race Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The discovery of a man's body Sunday in the stable area of Churchill Downs was being investigated as a homicide, but there is no connection to the race track or the Kentucky Derby, police said.


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Nurse in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wife
Fri,4 May 2012 03:13 PM PDT
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark. The family Clark, a Texas-based Army medic serving in Afghanistan, says Clark's wife witnessed the officer's death, which happened Monday, April 30, 2012 as the two were video chatting via Skype. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)The wife of an Army officer serving in Afghanistan witnessed her husband's death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family said Friday.


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Obama plunges into campaign, tears into Romney
Sat,5 May 2012 02:38 PM PDT
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President Barack Obama holds a Buckeye, a chestnut, presented to him before a campaign rally at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as a willing and eager "rubber stamp" for conservative Republicans in Congress and an agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers.


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Bids for Neil Armstrong's Corvette Pass $250K on eBay, Collectors Concerned
Sun,6 May 2012 08:06 AM PDT
SPACE.com -

Bids for Neil Armstrong's Corvette Pass $250K on eBay, Collectors ConcernedA beat-up 1967 Chevrolet Corvette, which astronaut Neil Armstrong purportedly first owned, has attracted astronomical bids on the online auction site eBay. But did the first man to walk on the moon ever drive it?


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Thousands Turn Out for Obama, But Ohio Arena Goes Unfilled
Sat,5 May 2012 07:04 PM PDT
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Thousands Turn Out for Obama, But Ohio Arena Goes UnfilledRICHMOND, Va. — Thousands turned out for President Obama today at his first re-election campaign rallies in Ohio or Virginia but there were no overflowing crowds — a distinct contrast with scenes from the 2008 campaign — which Republicans are gleeful to point out. In...


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Bill Maher Wrong About Obama, Race and Conservatives
Sat,5 May 2012 06:59 AM PDT
Yahoo! Contributor Network - COMMENTARY | Bill Maher, the mad cap HBO host, is best known for his issues with conservative women. But he also seems to have even more twisted views on politics and race as only a white liberal could possess. Otherwise, how could he say the following, according to the Daily Caller? Full Story
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Two American hikers jailed in Iran wed in California
Sat,5 May 2012 09:44 PM PDT
Reuters - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two of the three American hikers jailed in Iran after allegedly straying over the Iraq-Iran border in 2009 were to be married on Saturday in a private ceremony in California, according to a statement posted on their Facebook page. The wedding of Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd completes an engagement that began when Bauer tied a ring of thread around her finger while they were in prison in 2010. ... Full Story
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'Avengers' smashes record: $200.3 million debut
Sun,6 May 2012 01:11 PM PDT
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In this film image released by Disney, Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor, left, and and Chris Evans portrays Captain America in a scene from Hulk, smash.


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Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is 'Stronger'
Sun,6 May 2012 01:20 PM PDT
ABC OTUS News - As 10,000 U.S. troops prepare to leave the Afghanistan over the next six months, two top lawmakers, just back from a trip to the region, on the House and Senate Intelligence Committee said they are concerned that the Taliban is growing stronger. "I think we both say... Full Story
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FBI works to ID 2 dead; mom, kids had been missing
Sun,6 May 2012 08:32 AM PDT
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This combo image made of undated photos provided by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety shows, clockwise from top left, Jo Ann Bain and her daughters, Adrienne, 14, Kyliyah 8, and Alexandria,12. Bain and her daughters may be in Authorities worked Sunday to identify two people found dead at a home associated with a man suspected in the abduction of a woman and her three young daughters.


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