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April 3, 2013

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1. NORTH KOREA BANS THE SOUTH FROM FACTORY ON THE BORDER

The move to block South Koreans from the Kaesong industrial complex comes amid increasing hostility from Pyongyang.

2. CLINTON AND BIDEN SHARE STAGE

The 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls spoke about women's rights and stoked speculation for the future.

3. OBAMA PUTS ON PRESSURE FOR GUN CONTROL

The president hopes to press Congress to act by drawing attention to Colorado's newly passed measures in a speech today.

4. SANFORD CLEARS HURDLE IN COMEBACK BID

He wins a GOP runoff for Congress and will run against Stephen Colbert's sister, after the ex-governor's career was derailed by an affair.

5. HOW WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT UNDERGROUND

Authorities say days before he killed Colorado's corrections chief, Evan Ebel disabled his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled.

6. WHAT LANDMARK ARMS TREATY HINGES ON

The U.N. pact is intended to keep weapons from falling into the hands of bad guys around the globe.

7. DECADES AFTER KING'S DEATH, WORKERS HE FOUGHT FOR STRUGGLE

Forty-five years after the civil rights leader was slain supporting a historic Memphis sanitation workers' strike, trash collectors are fighting to hang onto their jobs.

8. MAN SAYS HE TRIED TO RAPE BABY, BUT DIDN'T MEAN TO KILL HER

Steven Smith asked an Ohio court for mercy from the death penalty for the 1998 death of a 6-month-old girl.

9. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES

The AP's David Bauder lists the history factor and Keith Richards as reasons to care about today's announcement that the Stones are returning to the stage.

10. WHY VIDEO OF RUTGERS COACH PUT HIS JOB ON THE LINE

Basketball coach Mike Rice is shown shoving and throwing balls at players and yelling gay slurs at them at practice.

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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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