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April 15, 2013

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1. THE DAY ALL EYES ARE ON NORTH KOREA

Pyongyang residents filled the streets to celebrate the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung, oblivious to tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch.

2. RECOUNT DEMANDED AFTER CLOSE VOTE IN VENEZUELA ELECTION

Chavez' chosen successor, Vice President Nicholas Maduro narrowly defeated challenger Henrique Capriles by about 300,000 votes.

3. DOZENS KILLED IN STRING OF MORNING ATTACKS IN IRAQ

At least 31 were killed, mostly by car bombs, and more than 200 wounded days before Iraqis were to vote in the first elections since the 2011 troop withdrawal.

4. HIGH COURT TO HEAR CRITICAL CASE ON PATENTING HUMAN GENES

Approval could help the multi-billion dollar biotechnology business, but critics say it will slow down lifesaving medical research.

5. PROBE OF TEXAS DA'S DEATH FOCUSES ON EX-JUSTICE

Eric Lyle Williams, in jail since this weekend, was convicted of theft in a case prosecuted by Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland.

6. KEY GOP SUPPORT FOR GUN CONTROL BILL

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she would vote for a compromise on background checks, and Sen. John McCain said he was "favorably disposed" to it.

7. ONE DEAD AFTER DUG OUT OF AVALANCHE, ONE MISSING

It took rescue groups five or six hours to reach the snowshoer after a pair of spring avalanches struck hiking groups in the Cascade Mountains near Seattle.

8. NYPD TACTIC UNDER SCRUTINY

A court ruling casts a harsh light on using planted, unattended wallets and "bait cars" to snare crooks.

9. BIEBER'S ANNE FRANK COMMENT CRITICIZED AS INSENSITIVE

The pop star wrote in an Amsterdam museum guest book that he hopes the Holocaust victim "would have been a Belieber."

10. THE FIRST AUSSIE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET

Adam Scott beats Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a soggy playoff to win the Masters.

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