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February 4, 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. SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT SHUTS DOWN THE BIG GAME

The 34-minute outage caused by an "abnormality" in the Superdome's power system plunged the stadium into darkness and cut off announcers' mikes.

2. RAVENS HOLD OFF 49ERS COMEBACK, 34-31

San Francisco scored 25 points after the lights came back on, but John Harbaugh's defense held off his little brother's team to give Baltimore the title.

3. DEADLY TOUR BUS CRASH IN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS

Eight people are killed and dozens injured when the bus crashed with a pickup truck.

4. A KING BURIED UNDERNEATH A PARKING LOT

Scientists say the bones found in central England belong to King Richard III, whose remains have been missing for centuries.

5. LOOKING FOR A MOTIVE IN DEATH OF FORMER SEAL

Texas sheriff says the man accused of shooting 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle was a veteran who may have been suffering mental illness.

6. STUDY FINDS SKEWED VERSION OF ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN STORY

Researchers say Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks present one-sided narratives of the conflict and tend to ignore the other side.

7. OBAMA PUSHES GUN VIOLENCE PROPOSALS

The president travels to Minnesota today for his first appearance outside Washington to promote gun control.

8. HOW KOCH IS FULFILLING WISH TO STAY IN MANHATTAN, 'EVEN WHEN I'M GONE'

The former New York mayor will be buried in Trinity Church Cemetery, where he bought a plot in 2008, when space was still available.

9. SEX, BABIES, CUTE ANIMALS DOMINATE ADS

With 111 million in U.S. tuning in for NFL championship, commercials that caused a stir included Godaddy.com's extended kiss and Coke's desert chase.

10. FOCUS ON DANCING, NOT LIP-SYNCHING AT HALFTIME SHOW

Beyonce delivered a dance-heavy performance with cameos from her former Destiny's Child partners.

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  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

    April 16, 2014

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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

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  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

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  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

    April 16, 2014

  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

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  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

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