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April 16, 2013

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1. SEARCH FOR ANSWERS AFTER BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

No one claimed responsibility for the two explosions that killed three and wounded more than 140, but the president vowed to "find out who did this."

2. WORLD'S CITIES ON EDGE

Cities from Los Angeles to London see a surge in security and police were monitoring landmarks, government buildings and sporting events.

3. ANOTHER MARATHON ENDS, 'THEN I HEARD THE FIRST BLAST'

AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen, covering his 18th Boston Marathon, says he saw a bloody, chaotic scene shortly after the explosions rocked the finish line.

4. A MERIT VISA IN NEW IMMIGRATION BILL

The visa in the plan being presented to the Senate this week would aim to bring talented workers to the U.S.

5. A DEMAND FROM NORTH KOREA

Pyongyang issued an ultimatum for an apology from South Korea for "hostile acts" and threatened unspecified retaliatory action.

6. OBAMA SCOURS SENATE FOR GUN CONTROL SUPPORT

Republican opposition is growing to a proposal to expand background checks for firearms buyers.

7. ATTACKS IN IRAQ BEAR HALLMARKS OF AL-QAIDA

A series of deadly car bombs appears aimed at sowing fear days before the first elections since U.S. troops withdrew.

8. WHAT WAS FOUND ON ASSAULTED TEEN

Audrie Pott's family attorney says her attackers wrote and drew on intimate parts of her body.

9. WHY WALL STREET WAS SPOOKED

The stock market had its worst day of the year, trigged by fears of an economic slowdown in China.

10. A SECOND COMING-OUT FOR BASKETBALL GREAT'S SON

Earvin Johnson III, Magic Johnson's 20-year-old son, said he revealed to his supportive family years ago that he was gay.

 

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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.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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