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April 29, 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. GIVING UP HOPE FOR MORE BANGLADESH SURVIVORS

Hydraulic cranes and heavy equipment were brought in to recover bodies from the collapse that has killed at least 380 people.

2. BOSTON SUSPECTS' MOTHER SAYS SHE'S NO TERRORIST

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva tells the AP she found a deeper spirituality, calling charges against her sons "lies and hypocrisy."

3. SYRIAN PREMIER ESCAPES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

State-run TV says Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt when a bomb went off near his convoy in an upscale part of Damascus.

4. DETAILS OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S FINAL DAYS TO EMERGE

Opening statements begin today in the trial of the concert promoter accused of ignoring circumstances that led to the superstar's 2009 death.

5. HEARING FOR MISS. MAN IN RICIN CASE

James Everett Dutschke, arrested after charges of sending poisonous letters to the White House were dropped against a rival, was to appear in federal court.

6. WHY EDUCATORS WORRY ABOUT PRESCHOOL

A report out today says states are spending less per child for pre-k programs than they have in a decade.

7. WHO'S BEING TAPPED FOR TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY

Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in the Democratic party.

8. PARISHIONERS STABBED IN CHURCH

Police say a man vaulted over pews and targeted the singers at the Albuquerque Sunday service, stabbing at least four people.

9. WHERE THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE IS

New York's One World Trade Center will top out at 1,776 feet today when the last pieces of its spire are installed.

10. WEDDING BELLS FOR MICHAEL JORDAN

The NBA great had fireworks and performances by Usher at his Florida wedding to ex-model Yvette Prieto.

 

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  • Why do wolves howl?

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  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

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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.

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  • Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars

    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

    The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

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  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    A Republican lawmaker is protesting after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million for President Barack Obama's library and museum, even though the committee's four GOP members weren't there.

    Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein says he didn't expect a vote during Thursday's hearing. He told WBEZ radio and the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald he would've voted no.

    Sullivan says "the legacy of the Obama presidential library shouldn't be kicked off in a cloud of controversy."

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  • Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

    A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said Thursday the prosecutions will "proceed as is," despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that not all felons lose their voting rights. She's handling felony election misconduct cases against six offenders accused of voting in the 2012 election even though they lost their rights. A seventh may plead guilty Monday.

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