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May 3, 2013

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1. BANGLADESH FINANCE MINISTER DOWNPLAYS COLLAPSE THAT KILLED 500

He says "I don't think it is really serious — it's an accident" and "It happens everywhere."

2. PAKISTAN PROSECUTOR IN MUSHARRAF CASE IS KILLED

Gunmen in a taxi fired upon the lawyer who was leading the charge against the former military ruler.

3. ASSAD REGIME ACCUSED OF 'MASSACRE,' KILLING AT LEAST 50

Activists say Syrian troops killed men, women and children in the mountain village of Bayda.

4. MOMENTS OF PANIC AT HOUSTON AIRPORT

A man is dead after firing a gun at Bush Intercontinental, shot by a Homeland Security agent at the same time he turned the gun on himself.

5. BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT'S REMAINS CLAIMED

A funeral home picks up Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body for his family. The cause of his death is expected to be released soon.

6. OIL IMPORTS PLUNGE

As production rises in the U.S., the daily flow of imported crude oil falls to a 17-year low.

7. WHO WILL LOSE WITH ONLINE GAMBLING

As Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware lead the way, some warn the move will be bad news for casinos.

8. HOW THE NOOK WILL GET 700,000 MORE APPS

Barnes & Noble struck a deal to get Google Play's games and apps on its tablets.

9. WHERE'S LINDSAY LOHAN? APPARENTLY, NOT IN REHAB

Her lawyer told a judge the troubled actress was in lockdown for 90 days only to learn later that she never checked in to the facility.

10. MOST DON'T OBJECT TO WASHINGTON 'REDSKINS'

Nearly four in five Americans think the team should keep its name, which some consider derogatory to Native Americans, an AP-GfK poll shows.

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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).

    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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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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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.

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