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May 7, 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. 'I'M FREE NOW', SAYS MISSING WOMAN FOUND AFTER A DECADE

A neighbor found the three women who went missing separately in a Cleveland home where police said they were likely tied up for years. Three brothers were arrested.

2. KERRY TO MAKE CASE FOR TOUGHER RUSSIA STANCE ON SYRIA

The secretary of state is meeting with President Vladimir Putin with Assad's powerful ally after Israel's weekend airstrikes.

3. NEW THREATS FROM NORTH AHEAD OF US-SOUTH KOREA SUMMIT

North Korea warned it may retaliate against joint naval drills as the president planned to meet with South Korea's new leader today.

4. SENATE PASSES BILL TO END TAX-FREE INTERNET SHOPPING

But retailers and cash-strapped states will have a tough time selling the same proposal to the House, where some view it as a tax hike.

5. WHERE A BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT MIGHT BE BURIED

Out-of-state cemeteries have offered to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains, but his mother wants the body returned to Russia.

6. SANFORD BIDS FOR REDEMPTION

The disgraced ex-South Carolina governor faces the sister of Stephen Colbert in a special election today that could send him to Congress.

7. SURVIVOR QUESTIONS LIMO DRIVER AFTER FIERY DEATHS OF 5

Nelia Arellano says driver Oliver Brown could have done more to save her friends who perished in the burning limousine on a San Francisco Bay bridge.

8. 'BROOD II' EMERGES

That's what scientists are calling the invasion of cicadas that will crawl from the soil on the East Coast. But relax, they're harmless.

9. GRAMMY WINNER SENTENCED TO 3 MONTHS IN PRISON

Lauryn Hill paid back more than $900,000 in taxes, but still owes interest and penalties.

10. REFS SAY THEY GET NO RESPECT

Pete McCabe, whose skull was fractured by an angry football player four years ago, says a UTAH referee's death proves a decline in sportsmanship.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

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  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

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