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May 10, 2013

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1. WHO MAY HAVE SURVIVED 17 DAYS IN BANGLADESH RUBBLE

Rescue workers stop clearing the site of a collapsed factory building after a soldier says a woman waved her hand at them.

2. WITHDRAWING FROM THE WORLD

A global gang of criminals drains $45 million in a matter of hours from reserves held by banks to fund pre-paid credit cards.

3. POLICE DESCRIBE CLEVELAND CAPTIVES' ORDEAL

Horrific details emerge about the captivity of three women, while prosecutors weigh seeking the death penalty for suspect Ariel Castro.

4. HOW OBAMA IS PROMOTING HIS HEALTH CARE LAW

The president is targeting women and young people to help him stave off GOP challenges to "Obamacare."

5. WHERE MEN AND WOMEN ARE BATTLING OVER THE RIGHT TO PRAY

Israeli police are holding back hundreds of men protesting against women praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

6. THE NEW 'SCOTT' AND 'JENNIFER'

Jacob and Sophia have become the top names for baby boys and girls. Parents with perhaps greater expectations are opting for the increasingly popular "Messiah."

7. WHY AT LEAST ONE SON DOESN'T LIKE MAKING MOM HIS 'FRIEND'

Some Facebook users don't care for the comments mothers share on the social media site.

8. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KILLED IN YACHT ACCIDENT

A sailboat capsizes in San Francisco Bay during a practice for the upcoming America's Cup, trapping Andrew "Bart" Simpson of Great Britain underneath.

9. LAST ORIGINAL JUDGE LEAVING 'AMERICAN IDOL'

Randy Jackson, after 12 seasons, says he wants to focus on his record label and other business opportunities.

10. SPOTLIGHT FINDS AUTHOR ONCE AGAIN

F. Scott Fitzgerald is enjoying a posthumous revival with the latest film remake of "The Great Gatsby," opening today.

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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

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  • 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

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

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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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