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at 15:52 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Mariner rescued in Pacific thanks God, rescuers

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Latest on the rescue of a Colombian mariner who was lost at sea for 2 months (all times local):

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at 15:51 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

White House announces sentence commutations for 58 convicts

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, including 18 who were given life sentences.

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at 15:49 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands.

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at 15:45 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

Cops seek killer of man who washed ashore in 'cement shoes'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The victim washed ashore in Brooklyn, his body wrapped in plastic garbage bags, his head and hands covered in duct tape and his feet submerged in concrete — fitted with a pair of fabled "cement shoes."

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at 15:41 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.

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at 15:40 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

DES MOINES, Iowa - Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign's payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss.

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at 15:34 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

Republican schism over whether to back Trump could be start of a historic event

WASHINGTON DC, - A historic soul-searching exercise is transpiring throughout the Republican party, with everyone from its most famous members to its rank-and-file now wrestling with whether to support Donald Trump.

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at 15:30 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Charlotte mayor meets with N Carolina lawmakers

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Latest on disagreements over a North Carolina law that limits transgender people to using the public restroom aligned with their biological sex and governments in passing their own anti-discrimination rules (all times local):

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at 15:27 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: House approves DNA database bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Latest on Vermont Legislature (all times local):

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at 15:08 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Family prepares for slain Navajo girl's funeral

FARMINGTON, N.M. - The Latest on the abduction and killing of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwest New Mexico (all times local):

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at 15:11 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya - Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.

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at 15:05 on May 05, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: US says Syria truce on Aleppo soon to expire

BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

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