Obama opens European tour with stop in Ireland

Obama opens European tour with stop in Ireland
DUBLIN — President Obama delivered a message of hope Monday to Ireland, an old friend down on its famous luck, telling an audience that filled a broad downtown avenue here that “your best days are still ahead.” “Our greatest triumphs — in America and Ireland alike — are still to come,” Obama told the crowd of students, celebrities and families, echoing a message he has delivered to his own …
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Rescuers race to find survivors of Joplin tornado
Ashley Stephens holds a ferret she rescued from the home of a missing woman while helping a friend collect belongings Monday, May 23, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. A large tornado moved through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses and killing at least 89 people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Bulgaria’s black market in blood is flourishing
Her 85-year-old husband needed immediate surgery but doctors told her to find blood for the operation herself. So Slavka Petrova swallowed her anguish and went to haggle on the black market outside the national blood clinic.
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