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January 25, 2013

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1. 787 ANYTHING BUT A DREAM

In interviews with the AP, Boeing employees discuss how the gap between vision and reality quickly widened during production of the Dreamliner.

2. WHY GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES FACE UPHILL CLIMB

Thanks to the maze of gun statutes and the lack of certain federal laws, there is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S. Gun-rights proponents say enforcing existing laws is the way to go.

3. EGYPTIANS MARK MUBARAK OUSTER

Thousands head to Cairo's Tahrir Square in an atmosphere of tension and confrontation to mark the second anniversary of the start of the uprising that ousted the longtime dictator.

4. IMAGINING A SCENARIO WHERE MACHINES REPLACE HUMANS

A growing number of economists are beginning to worry that technology will throw most humans out of work permanently.

5. FEDS SAY SPORTS ARE A CIVIL RIGHT FOR DISABLED

The Education Department says students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.

6. HOW SOME PAKISTANIS ARE HOLDING THE AFFLUENT TO ACCOUNT

Social media was the impetus that drew attention to the shooting death of a 20-year-old in one of Karachi's most upscale neighborhoods.

7. WHY GONZO'S MUSH IS SO INCREDIBLE

At the urging of a New Hampshire veterinarian, Gonzo the sled dog has made an inspiring comeback, all the more remarkable because the Alaskan husky is blind.

8. HOW WOMEN CAN QUALIFY FOR COMBAT

Under the military's new rules, they'll have to meet the same physical requirements as men.

9. MBAs PUT ON THEIR POKER FACE

Forget the firm handshake and networking chit chat. Business students who want a job at Caesars Entertainment were screened as potential hires while they played cards.

10. TE'O'S LAMENT: "IT SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL, DOESN'T IT?"

During a TV interview, Manti Te'o unveils voicemails from a person pretending to be his girlfriend. The person tells the Notre Dame linebacker: "I love you."

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  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

    April 17, 2014

  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

    April 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

    April 17, 2014

  • Mankato.jpg Players protest rehiring of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator's ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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    April 17, 2014

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban WASHINGTON (AP) -- As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact

    April 17, 2014

  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

    April 16, 2014

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