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3Novices:Crime › 15-year-girl, boyfriend, 21 found dead in suspected murder-suicide

The bodies of a 15-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend have been found in an apartment in Osaka, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, the girl and boyfriend, who is Vietnamese, lived with her parents in Nishinari Ward. Fuji TV reported that the girl’s mother found…
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3Novices:Sports › Kisenosato has left arm muscle injury, requiring one-month treatment

Yokozuna Kisenosato, who came from behind to win the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday despite injury, was diagnosed with muscle damage in his left upper arm and needs one month of treatment, a Japan Sumo Association source said Wednesday.

Kisenosato, who also won the previous tourney in January and…
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3Novices:Politics › Lower house panel calls for restraint in designation of state secrets

A lower house panel in a report released Wednesday voiced concern about the government’s designation of state secrets, cautioning against the excessive application of the controversial secrecy law.

But the intelligence surveillance panel stopped short of issuing official recommendations to the government, instead calling its findings opinions.

The panel is…
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3Novices:World › California prepares for showdown with Trump over environment

California, one of the most progressive in the U.S. on climate issues, is heading toward a legal showdown with the Trump administration over its environmental policies.

The battle is shaping up as President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday rolling back key Obama-era measures to combat climate change.…
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3Novices:Sports › Federer, Nadal, Nishikori reach Miami Open quarterfinals

For Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, it was a happy anniversary.

For Stan Wawrinka, it was not a happy birthday.

Federer and Nadal — playing back-to-back on stadium court on the 13th anniversary of their very first match — both advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open, surviving…
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