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Patt Morrison: After centuries of practice, Britain's royals figure out how to turn a wedding into a global watch party

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The House of Windsor may be slow, but it's not dumb.

A dazzling royal wedding, watchable from just about anywhere in the connected world, served up one more example of how the British royal family has survived and even eked out triumphs through war, tabloids, television and Twitter.

And that's not cynicism speaking; it's admiration.

This ...Read more

Another woman accuses LA sheriff's deputy of sexual assault inside jail

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LOS ANGELES--The woman said the attack happened in a dimly lit part of the jail.

The officer ordered her to take off her clothes, then groped her breasts, the woman said. She claimed the lawman forced her into sexual acts again and again, threatening to remove her from educational classes if she did not comply.

The woman's allegations are the ...Read more

Immaculate Heart students in LA cheer on alumna Meghan Markle at viewing party

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LOS ANGELES--As wedding guests filtered into Windsor Castle less than an hour ahead of the royal wedding, students filtered into Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood -- Meghan Markle's alma mater -- to watch.

Students and parents at the all-girls school laid out blankets and pillows in the auditorium. They wore pajamas, some topped with ...Read more

Texas school shooting suspect held in isolation after confessing; bombs found to be 'nonfunctional'

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SANTA FE, Texas -- A student who authorities said confessed to killing 10 people at a Houston-area high school was being held in isolation Saturday as the community continued to mourn.

Two bombs that junior Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, allegedly brought to Santa Fe High School Friday were "intended to be IEDs," improvised explosive devices, but ...Read more

As despair engulfs Venezuela, many voters plan to skip election

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Mariana Leal won't vote in Sunday's presidential election because she believes the fix is in for President Nicolas Maduro to win re-election. Besides, the physical therapist from Caracas has something better to do: pack for her imminent departure from Venezuela.

"These elections don't mean anything," said Leal, 29, as she ...Read more

Some arrests at US-Mexico border raise questions about selective prosecution

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SAN DIEGO -- It was just after 9 p.m. April 27 when Border Patrol Agent Jamie Renteria spotted a group of 18 people walking north from the fence that marks the international border between the U.S. and Mexico in an area called Goat Canyon.

Within a few minutes, Renteria had arrested all of them -- 13 from Honduras, one from Guatemala, one from ...Read more

Pope Paul VI, slain archbishop, German nun to be canonized in October

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ROME –– Pope Paul VI, El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and German nun Maria Katharina Kasper will be canonized as Roman Catholic saints Oct. 14 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis made the announcement Saturday during a meeting with cardinals to confirm the canonizations.

The ceremony is due to take place as part of an October Vatican...Read more

Bill would require airlines, commuter rail lines, bus companies to adopt anti-harassment rules

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Federal lawmakers have proposed legislation to require airlines and other transportation operations to adopt policies to crack down on harassment and abuse.

The bill by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., calls on airlines, bus companies, railroads and commuter lines to adopt anti-harassment policies within 90 days of the bill's passage. DeFazio's ...Read more

Family of Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting begs U.S.: 'Please make sure this doesn't happen again'

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ISLAMABAD -- Sabika Sheikh spoke to her 9-year-old sister on the phone Friday, counting down the days before she would complete her high school exchange program in suburban Houston and return to the family home in Karachi, Pakistan.

"She told me that in 20 days we will be together," said the sister, Soha. "She had bought so many gifts for me." ...Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are wed amid pomp and pageantry at Windsor chapel

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WINDSOR, England – Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne, and American actress Meghan Markle exchanged marriage vows Saturday in a tradition-imbued ceremony that was seen by millions worldwide but filled with intimate moments, including the groom's almost bashful-sounding aside as the bride arrived at the altar: "You look amazing."...Read more

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near high school graduation, police say

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ATLANTA--One person has died and another has been shot in a parking lot across the street from Mt. Zion High School, police said. The two people shot were not students.

There was a graduation ceremony happening across the street at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, Channel 2 Action News said. The shooting happened after the graduation ...Read more