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Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.Kristie Rieken and Paul J. Webber
Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.Associated Press
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.Candice Choi
Two F-15 jets were sent to escort an Air France flight into New York, the first of at least six intercontinental flights arriving in the region on Monday that were the subject of phone threats about chemical weapons or bombs.Matt A.V. Chaban
The more than 3,000 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar who recently landed in Indonesia and Malaysia ended weeks of a nightmare at sea only to fall into an administrative limbo that could last years, even decades.Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy
Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said Monday.MITCH SMITH and MATT APUZZO
Earlier this month, an international team of scientists, veterinarians and zookeepers gathered at the Suzhou Zoo near Shanghai. Their desperate mission: to attempt the first artificial insemination ever of a softshell turtle, saving the species from oblivion.Rachel Nuwer
The Tara Oceans project is revealing new data on tiny ocean creatures and the critical roles they play in maintaining Earth as a livable planet. 'Life in the ocean is a little less murky than before,' says one scientist.Pete Spotts
Memorial Day comes as the Islamic State makes gains in Iraq, unraveling the work many Iraq War veterans did.Anna Mulrine
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered four days of air combat readiness testing on Monday, the third major military exercise staged by the Kremlin in the past three months.Carol J. Williams
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