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President Barack Obama listens as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2015. The leaders discussed Europe's economy, a pending trade pact between the U.S. and Europe, climate change and energy security.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Italy downplays, Obama mum on drowned Christian migrants

- The Washington Times

The prime minister of Italy, with President Obama at his side, downplayed reports Friday that Christian migrants were targeted for death by Muslims who threw them overboard and drowned them in the Mediterranean Sea during a recent crossing from Libya.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hillary’s email scandal will ‘haunt her’

- The Washington Times

House Speaker John A. Boehner says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “ignored the law” in setting up a private email system and server as the nation’s top diplomat and that questions on the matter are “going to continue to haunt her until she comes clean.”

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Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted

- Associated Press

As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Associated Press

Legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in all of the state's parks - including greenways, playgrounds and sports fields - was sent to the governor for his consideration Thursday.

Correction: Vermont-Gun Restrictions story

- Associated Press

In a story April 16 about a bill to put restrictions on guns in Vermont, The Associated Press misreported what a lawmaker said. Democratic Rep. Barbara Rachelson said she hoped her colleagues, not just Republicans, would show as much concern for people with mental illness when it came time to vote on budgets for programs serving them.

83 to become US citizens at ceremony

Associated Press

A group of 83 applicants representing 34 countries is planning to take the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Concord, New Hampshire.

Vermont House passes gun restrictions

- Associated Press

The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.