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North Korean embarrassment?...Sanders, Clinton go at it...Parole for cult follower?

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It appears North Korean may have embarrassed itself with a failed missile launch on the birthday of its revered founder. U.S. and South Korean officials aren't going into details about the type of missile. But a South Korean news agency says the failed launch was of a powerful new mid-range missile that could one day be capable of reaching far-off U.S. military bases in Asia.

MIAMI (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says that under U.S. military rules of engagement, the Navy ship that was buzzed by Russian military jets in the Baltic Sea this week could have opened fire. The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook reported that pairs of Russian Su-24 attack planes made numerous close-range passes on Monday and Tuesday. The planes appeared to be unarmed. Kerry, in an interview with CNN Espanol, said there "could have been a shootdown."

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have sought to distinguish their positions on foreign policy, the environment, campaign finance and other issues in a testy two-hour debate in New York. The spirited face-off was held in Brooklyn. New Yorkers go to the polls on Tuesday.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Reporter Michelle Fields is described as upset with a decision by Florida prosecutors not to proceed with the case against Donald Trump's campaign manager. She had accused Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her as she tried to question Trump after a Florida event. A prosecutor says there's not enough evidence to go to trial. He says he's spoken with Fields, and that she was unhappy with the decision not to prosecute. Lewandowski, meanwhile, says he's gratified -- and grateful for Trump's

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — A California panel has recommended parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife. Van Houten, a one-time homecoming princess, participated in the killings of Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary a day after other so-called "Manson family" members murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others in 1969. And administrative review must be completed. Gov. Jerry Brown has the final word on whether the now-66-year-old Van Houten is released.

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