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Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before ‘Goodfellas’ shoot

The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick “Goodfellas.”

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Correspondents’ dinner mixes big names in media, politics

Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national “Nerd Prom.”

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Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic

A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 1,900 people dead.

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Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this city.

University looks at gun violence as public health issue

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are hoping that a unique approach to addressing gun violence will help put a dent in one of the country's most vexing problems.

Students rally around teen hunter who brought gun to school

A southwest Missouri school district is struggling to figure out how to deal with a high school senior who left an unloaded, disassembled shotgun under the seat of his pickup truck parked on school grounds.

As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.

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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage.

'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncertain until President Gerald Ford ordered remaining forces to evacuate the children.

Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions.

With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.

Native youth kick off Generation Indigenous challenge

Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America.

Ex-Oklahoma investigator accused of lying about credentials

A former Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department chief investigator who was fired after authorities said they discovered he had faked his credentials and was actually a convicted felon is facing new criminal charges.

Love, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive

Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV.

Autopsy: Indiana University student died from head injuries

A coroner said Saturday that an Indiana University student found dead in a rural area hours before she was reported missing had been fatally beaten in the head with an unknown weapon.

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Leaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quake

As world leaders and global charities tried to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated Nepal, they offered condolences for the nearly 1,400 people killed and readied emergency aid for the survivors. Mountaineering groups struggled to check on climbers, and Nepalese abroad did their best to reach families in the stricken area.

Climbers dead as quake and avalanche sweep Mount Everest region

An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.

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Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

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Nepal quake: Nearly 1,400 dead, Everest shaken

Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest.

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