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Obama meets Vietnam leader with lifting of arms ban on table

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama lifted the U.S. embargo on selling arms to America's former enemy Monday and made the case for a more trusting and prosperous relationship going forward. Activists said the president was being too …

The Crayon Initiative brings smiles to children's hospitals — through reused crayons

After watching a restaurant throw away used crayons, Bryan Ware had an idea. And now, it's helping him turn those unwanted crayons into unlimited possibility.<p>"They said they had to throw them away after it's been on the table," Ware told NBC's Gadi Schwartz for "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist." "So …

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Twin quakes kills at least 29 in south Japan; many trapped

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500, trapping many beneath flattened homes and sending thousands to seek shelter in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.<p>The exact number of casualties remained unclear as rescue …


7.0 quake strikes Japan; rescuers try to free residents

<b>Tokyo, Japan (CNN) —</b> Rescue crews scrambled through rubble Saturday in a race against time for survivors of a magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck Japan's Kyushu Island, the same region rattled by a 6.2 quake two days earlier.<p>A total of 25 people have died in both earthquakes, according to current …

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