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Barnes & Noble's latest device can also look up words, search and adjust font size

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barnes & Noble is launching a lighter, slimmer, cheaper version of its e-reader for $139 -- a sign that the book retailer is ready to compete on price with rivals Amazon and Borders.
Available on June 10, the All-New Nook device features a 6-inch touch screen and can hold up to 1,000 digital books.


The tornado destroyed possibly 'thousands' of homes and leveled hundreds of businesses, including massive ones such as Home Depot and Walmart

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A tornado that killed 117 people in Missouri was the single deadliest twister in the past 60 years, according to National Weather Service.


Sterling, who is black, has a long, contentious history with the CIA, including a racial discrimination complaint with the agency's Equal Opportunity office in 2000

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena for a New York Times reporter to testify about classified documents he allegedly received from a former CIA operative who is charged with illegally leaking the information.


It was not the first time Camping was forced to explain when his prediction didn't come to pass

A California preacher who foretold of the world's end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.


The one-time French presidential contender has been charged with a criminal sex act, attempted rape and sexual abuse

NEW YORK (AP) -- DNA taken from former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn matches material on the uniform of a hotel maid who says he sexually assaulted her, two people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press.


Justice Antonin Scalia said in dissent that the court order is 'perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our nation's history'

The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates to improve health care for those who remain behind bars.


Motor vehicle theft showed the largest drop in 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Crime levels fell last year compared to 2009, continuing a downward trend that saw a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes last year and a 2.8 percent drop in the number of property crimes.


Unemployment and education show equality is still elusive

It is a penetrating question. The belief that President Obama's election heralded immediate change was so strong that shortly after his win, the blog Debate Link featured a Nov. 7, 2008, column entitled. "Do We Still Need Civil Rights After Obama?"


Hawaii has the third-highest ratio of homeless people to residents of any state, better only than Nevada and Oregon

With President Barack Obama hosting a major Asia-Pacific economic summit in Honolulu in November - one that will draw dozens of heads of state and focus international attention on the tourist mecca - state leaders have begun pressing for solutions to solve a homelessness problem that's as deeply entrenched in Hawaii as nearly anywhere in the country


Bin Ladens files show plan to blow up ships

Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions he hoped would rattle the world's economy and send oil prices skyrocketing, the U.S. said Friday.


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