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May 8, 2013

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1. SUSPECT IN WOMEN'S DISAPPEARANCE HELPED LOOK FOR THEM

Neighbors say Ariel Castro handed out fliers with Gina Dejesus' picture on it years ago. The woman was found in his home and police say Castro kidnapped her years ago.

2. REPUBLICANS PUSH FOR MORE ANSWERS ON BENGHAZI

Three State Department officials are testifying at a House hearing today exploring the White House's actions before and after the September 2012 attack.

3. AIR FORCE SIDELINES 17 NUCLEAR LAUNCH OFFICERS

The AP obtains an internal email that quote the group's deputy commander as saying it suffers from "rot" within its ranks.

4. WHY TUESDAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR WALL STREET

The Dow Jones has risen every Tuesday going back to Jan. 18, including this week when it closed above 15,000 for the first time.

5. DOZENS DETAINED IN BELGIUM DIAMOND HEIST

A prosecutor says 31 people are in custody in three countries in the $50 million theft from an airport tarmac, and the money and diamonds have been recovered.

6. HOW INSANITY PLEA COULD DELAY COLORADO SHOOTING TRIAL

James Holmes' change of plea in the movie theater massacre that killed 12 could lead to weeks of psychiatric evaluations and arguments over the state's insanity law.

7. SANFORD COMES BACK FROM SCANDAL

He defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch for an open congressional seat after ethics problems sidelined him as South Carolina governor.

8. 50 MORE BODIES RECOVERED IN BANGLADESH

The death toll from a collapsed building housing five garment factories rose to 761.

9. MCDONALD'S THANKS OHIO NEIGHBOR FOR SHOUT-OUT

The fast food chain says it will reach out to Charles Ramsey, who has repeatedly referred in interviews to the meal he was eating when he heard Amanda Berry.

10. SCARY HIT RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT BASEBALL HEAD INJURIES

The Blue Jays' J.A. Happ is hospitalized after he was hit squarely in the head with a line drive at Tampa Bay, reviving questions about whether more needs to be done to protect pitchers.

 

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