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April 10, 2013

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

1. OBAMA'S BUDGET PLAN WOULD RAISE TAXES, TRIM MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY

The president sends Congress a $3.77 trillion proposal today to tame deficits that have soared above $1 trillion for the past four years.

2. NO PANIC IN NORTH KOREA DESPITE FEARS OF 'LIKELY' MISSILE LAUNCH

South Korea braced for a test-fire of a ballistic missile, while in Pyongyang, the AP's Jean H. Lee reports, it was business as usual.

3. STUDENT CHARGED IN CAMPUS ATTACK THAT WOUNDED 14

Texas authorities say 20-year-old Dylan Quick said he'd fantasized for years about stabbing people to death.

4. PARENTS BOOKED AFTER BOYS SENT HOME FROM CUBA

Havana denied refuge to a man and his wife charged with kidnapping their two sons from Florida in a case that recalled the Elian Gonzalez saga.

5. SHOWDOWN VOTE SET FOR GUN CONTROL

A compromise on background checks was expected to be reached today, and Senate Democrats were trying to sway moderate Republicans before Thursday's vote.

6. BROTHER OF SERBIAN SHOOTING SUSPECT: 'WHY DID HE DO IT?'

Radmilo Bogdanovic tells the AP his brother Ljubisa, who police say gunned down 13 people in his small village, was a "frightened little boy" as a child.

7. BUDGET CLIPS SERVICE'S WINGS

The U.S. Air Force plans to ground about a third of its active-duty force of combat planes because of federal cost-cutting.

8. SPRING STORM HEADS EAST

The storm delayed hundreds of flights and sent the mercury to a high of 12 degrees in Cheyenne, Wyo.

9. SINGER-ACTIVIST RETURNS TO VIETNAM

Joan Baez says the Hanoi bunker she returned to for the first time since 1972 "was my first experience in dealing with my own mortality."

10. LOUISVILLE LOSES BID TO SWEEP NCAA TITLES

Connecticut routed the Cardinals 93-60 for its eighth national women's basketball championship.

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  • 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

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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

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  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

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  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

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  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

    April 16, 2014

  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

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  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

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