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May 1, 2013

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1. THOUSANDS RALLY FOR LABOR REFORMS

The workers paraded through Dhaka, Bangladesh, to demand safety at work after a garment factory building collapse that has killed over 400 people.

2. WHO WAS WATCHING THE ELDER BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT

Russia put Tamerlan Tsarnaev under surveillance during his six-month visit to Dagestan.

3. AGE FOR BUYERS OF MORNING-AFTER PILL LOWERED

The FDA says 15-year-olds can buy an over-the-counter brand, as long as cashiers check for proof of age.

4. OBAMA WEIGHS OPTIONS IN SYRIA

He says supplying weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels is on the table — but not unilateral action.

5. WHAT THE FEDS FOUND IN SUSPICIOUS LETTERS SUSPECT'S TRASH

An affidavit says authorities found a dust mask and other items that tested positive for ricin.

6. VETERAN DEMOCRAT, EX-NAVY SEAL LINED UP FOR MASACHUSETTS SENATE RACE

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez won their party's primaries to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

7. NEWTOWN DAUGHTER CONFRONTS NH SENATOR ON GUN CONTROL

The daughter of the principal slain in the Connecticut massacre asked Republican Kelly Ayotte why she helped defeat a bill that would have required more stringent checks.

8. VENEZUELA LAWMAKERS THROW PUNCHES

Pro-government legislators got into a brawl that left at least one opposition member badly bleeding in an argument about a postelection ban that stripped opposition of their powers.

9. THE PRICE OF WOUNDED KNEE

$4.9 million, says a South Dakota man who has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe until today to pay for a 40-acre parcel of the historic site of an 1890 Native American battle.

10. COLLINS CAME OUT, NOW HE NEEDS A JOB

Washington Wizard Jason Collins becomes a free agent on July 1, and experts call it a test of the effects of the NBA star revealing he's gay.

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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

    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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