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    • 12:27 AM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

    Topeka, Kan. (AP) If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

    • 10:25 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Jindo, South Korea A transcript released Sunday shows the South Korean ferry that sank was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously, possibly adding to a death toll that is officially at 58 but could eventually exce

    • 11:15 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

    London A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.

    • 10:29 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche

    Santa Rosa, Calif. A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people.

    • 7:40 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    10 more bodies found inside South Korean ferry

    Mokpo, South Korea Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46.

    • 5:19 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    • 1:48 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Katmandu, Nepal Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest

    • 12:13 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Search resumes in deadly Mount Everest avalanche

    Katmandu, Nepal Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

    • 12:07 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Boston prepares for surge in tourism from marathon

    Boston With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's greatest races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

    • 7:50 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    York, Pa. A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

    • 12:14 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    South Korean ferry captain arrested

    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out.

    • 7:44 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Officials probe potential threat on Delta flight from Detroit to Denver

    Denver Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane on a flight from Detroit to Denver reported an unspecified potential security threat and taxied to a remote area after landing safely at Denver International Airport.

    • 12:12 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Church using marijuana group to attract followers

    Los Angeles Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.

    • 5:45 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Deputies: Florida man smothered crying son over video game

    Homosassa, Fla. A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.

    • 12:14 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    St. Louis A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since ...

    • 3:58 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Clinton sought GOP support for health care

    Washington President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated early in his term that passing a health care overhaul would require a delicate balance of Democratic ...

    • 3:03 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reaching out

    Los Angeles Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: ...

    • 3:08 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Authorities say a man has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent random highway shootings that have wounded three people in ...

    • 12:11 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from UN envoy post

    Washington President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of ...

    • 1:51 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Acapulco, Mexico A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls ...

    • 2:39 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

    A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it ...

    • 11:28 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    Cincinnati An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need ...

    • 7:39 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    Perth, Australia A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing ...

    • 12:44 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Grandmother left vengeful note in 2 boys' murder in Connecticut

    Hartford, Conn. A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not ...

    • 12:02 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    U.S. arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp

    McAllen, Texas At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.

    • 8:32 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

    Washington Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called 'Hard Choices,' a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try ...

    • 12:08 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Ukraine insurgents remain defiant despite deal

    Donetsk, Ukraine Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord ...

    • 7:37 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledges 'rocky moments' at rally

    Toronto Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged 'rocky moments over the past year' but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he ...

    • 12:18 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    South Korean town grieves over missing kids

    Ansan, South Korea The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

    • 8:24 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Ex-con said to be homesick for prison gets 3 years

    Chicago An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go ...

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

This artist's rendering shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. T. Pyle / NASAAstronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. -- Read More

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