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March 22, 2013

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1. DEADLY SHOOTING AT QUANTICO

Three Marines, including the suspected gunman who was believed to be a staff member at the officer candidate school, are dead at the base in Virginia.

2. ASSAD MAKES PROMISE AFTER MOSQUE BOMBING

Syria's president vows to rid the country of Muslim extremists whom he blamed for a suicide bombing that killed 42 people, including a top Sunni preacher.

3. CYPRUS SEEKS ECONOMY-SAVING PLAN

Cypriot authorities are trying to put together a plan they hope will persuade international lenders to provide the money the country needs to avoid bankruptcy.

4. TWIST IN COLORADO CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR CASE

A parolee is critically wounded by Texas police after a 100-mph car chase, and investigators rush to determine whether he is linked to the slaying of Colorado's state prisons chief.

5. WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS IN THE MIDEAST

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel, Obama is paying his respects to heroes of Israel and victims of the Holocaust, as well as touring the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

6. WHAT'S IN STORE FOR TOP EARNERS

Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases.

7. WHERE STUDENTS ARE GETTING A HARSH MATH LESSON

Dozens of Chicago schools face closure to help shore up finances in a city with a $1 billion budget shortfall.

8. UPON FURTHER REVIEW ...

South Korean investigators say they mistakenly identified a Chinese Internet address as the source of a cyberattack that paralyzed tens of thousands of computers at banks and broadcasters.

9. WHAT THIS CROONER THINKS OF WINEHOUSE

Tony Bennett believes Amy Winehouse, who died at 27, lived a complete life because she was able to achieve her goal: becoming a respected musician.

10. IVY LEAGUERS PROVIDE FIRST SHOCKER OF NCAAs

Harvard — known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners — earns its first NCAA tournament win with a 68-62 upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico.

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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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