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April 9, 2013

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1. FACTORIES GO SILENT AS NORTH ISSUES MORE THREATS

North Korea warned foreigners in South Korea to leave because a war could be imminent as the Kaesong complex that once linked the nations became a ghost town.

2. 13 KILLED IN SHOOTING SPREE NEAR BELGRADE

Police say a 60-year-old man killed his son and then went house to house killing people in his village, before trying to kill himself and his wife.

3. HOW THATCHER TRANSFORMED BRITAIN'S ECONOMY

She introduced free-market policies that helped the country throw off its postwar malaise and helped build British financial centers with bank deregulation.

4. DECISION TIME FOR DEMOCRATS ON GUN CONTROL

Senate leaders were meeting today to assess whether a compromise on expanding background checks would work in a bipartisan deal.

5. PITINO MAKES HISTORY

He became the first coach to win NCAA titles at two schools after Louisville rallied from 12 points down to beat Michigan 82-76.

6. J.C. PENNEY FIRES CEO AFTER 17 MONTHS

Ron Johnson, brought in from Apple to turn around the department store chain, is being replaced by his predecessor.

7. A TEARFUL PLEA TO SAVE BURIED CHILDREN

"There's no way they can breathe," Jordan Arwood told a North Carolina 911 dispatcher after a 24-foot pit he dug collapsed on his daughter and a cousin.

8. SCRUTINY OVER SURGICAL ROBOT

"Da Vinci" was used in nearly 400,000 operations last year, but critics have questioned whether it had a role in several deaths.

9. CALIFORNIA TO TOURISTS: DRINK UP

A lawmaker proposed extending last call at the state's bars from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., hoping to compete with party hotspots like New York and Las Vegas.

10. REMEMBERING 'GIRL NEXT DOOR' FUNICELLO

"The Mickey Mouse Club" child star, who died at 70, shed her mouse ears to team up with Frankie Avalon for a string of beach movies in the 1960s.

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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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