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April 1, 2013

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1. TEXAS DA'S DEATH PUTS PROSECUTORS ON ALERT

Law enforcement is beefing up security for Texas district attorneys after Mike McLelland and his wife were shot to death Saturday.

2. WHERE MEXICAN CARTELS ARE CROSSING BORDERS

An AP review finds the drug syndicates are deploying its most trusted agents to at least nine non-border U.S. states, often in middle-class suburbs.

3. NORTH KOREA PARLIAMENT MEETS AMID NUCLEAR TENSIONS

The Supreme People's Assembly met after a warning from the ruling party that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life."

4. GANG OF EIGHT GO THROUGH FINE PRINT ON IMMIGRATION

Lawmakers are hashing out details of the bipartisan plan after big business and labor settle on a deal that would allow tens of thousands low-skilled workers into the country.

5. GRUESOME INJURY LEAVES TEAMMATES IN TEARS

Louisville guard Kevin Ware's badly broken leg during a tournament game against Duke stunned millions watching while players and coach Rick Pitino wept.

6. CRUCIAL DECISION ON COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT

Prosecutors will say at a hearing today whether they will seek the death penalty against James Holmes in the movie theater rampage that killed 12.

7. 3 DEAD IN MASSIVE MOUNTAIN PILEUP

Nearly 100 vehicles crashed along a foggy interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border in 17 separate crashes.

8. DRUG MAKER LOSES PATENT BATTLE OVER CANCER MEDICINE

India's highest court rejected Novartis AG's bid in a decision activists say ensures the poor will have access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

9. HOW SHAKESPEARE DODGED TAXES

Researchers say the playwright sold grain at inflated prices to his neighbors, was pursued for tax evasion and prosecuted for hoarding grain during a shortage in 1598.

10. WHO'S IN THE FINAL FOUR

No. 1 seed Louisville, defeating Duke 85-63 after Ware's halftime injury. Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State also punch their tickets.

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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.

    April 19, 2014

  • 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

    April 19, 2014

  • 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

    April 19, 2014

  • 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).

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

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