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at 19:21 on April 01, 2015, EDT.

California governor orders officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for first time

ECHO LAKE, Calif. - California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.

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at 19:15 on April 01, 2015, EDT.

Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels across Yemen; 35 workers killed in western city

SANAA, Yemen - Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it.

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at 17:45 on April 01, 2015, EDT.

Coroner rules that death of man fatally shot by New Orleans police after Katrina was homicide

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' coroner has classified the death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina as a homicide.

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at 17:29 on April 01, 2015, EDT.

11 Atlanta educators convicted in vast cheating scandal; 'Very, very dangerous business'

ATLANTA - Eleven former public school educators were convicted Wednesday for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams — one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S.

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at 17:08 on April 01, 2015, EDT.

Iraqi declares 'magnificent victory' over the Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq - The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall.

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at 17:07 on April 01, 2015, EDT.

Canadian diplomat's ex-husband says their son killed in a Miami drug deal; other son arrested

MIAMI - One teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat was killed and a younger son is under arrest after they were involved in an alleged drug deal that turned into a gun battle, according to police records and the diplomat's ex-husband.

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