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at 15:18 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

U2's longtime tour manager found dead after band kicks off Los Angeles-area stint

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.

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at 15:22 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair submits his resignation after 8 years on job

JERUSALEM - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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at 15:16 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas, Oklahoma; more rain falls on hard-hit Houston

WIMBERLEY, Texas - The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston.

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at 14:55 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Following arrest of 7 FIFA officials, sponsors of world soccer body urged to press for change

LONDON - FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.

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at 14:46 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Latest on flooding: Officials estimate storms, flooding damaged 840 to 1,400 Houston homes

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at 14:33 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Lawyer says confinement of chimps at NY university for research purposes is akin to slavery

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.

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