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At least 112 killed in China plant fire

An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 112 people, state-run Xinhua news agency said. Another 54 workers were injured.

Is pork a national security asset?

 Is America's pig supply a critical national security asset? That's a question being raised by the planned $5 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International.

Schumer thinks immigration bill will pass by July 4

 Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, part of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" on immigration reform, predicted Sunday that the Senate will pass his group's bill by July 4.

Swimmer swept over Yosemite waterfall

Park rangers spent Sunday searching for a teenage swimmer who was swept over a nearly 600-foot waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park over the weekend.

IRS faces new battle on overspending

The Internal Revenue Service is playing defense on a new front: excess spending on conferences.

Tree-climbing bear shot near Boston

Massachusetts wildlife officials shot and killed an adolescent black bear that climbed a tree in a Boston suburb Sunday after attempts to tranquilize the animal failed, state officials said.

Deadly MERS-CoV virus spreads to Italy

 The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend.

Republicans still questioning Holder's comment on leak investigations

Republicans pushed forward in their criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday, standing by a new investigation of his comments at a congressional hearing about leaks.

Issa: Cincinnati IRS employees say direction came from Washington

In an exclusive interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, Republican Rep.

Storm prediction agency scraps furlough plans

The federal agency which issued tornado warnings this week has suspended plans for across-the-board employee furloughs that would kick as the summer hurricane season kicks in.