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U.S. soldier hopes to be granddad’s liver donor

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:16
He's serving his duty to country — and family. A U.S. Army Specialist has flown back to the States from Afghanistan, not for a new assignment, but to donate the majority of his liver to his dying grandfather.
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Woman hit by stray bullet in Crown Heights

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:24
A woman was struck by a stray bullet in Crown Heights early Saturday, police said. The woman was walking on Eastern Pkwy. near Bedford Ave. at 5:02 a.m. when she heard gunshots and felt a pain, police said.
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Squatters in Detroit tap gas line, blow up house

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:57
A group of squatters with two toddlers barely escaped an exploding house in east Detroit after botching an alleged gas theft. The Fairport house was supposed to be vacant, but six people were inside including two children, 2 and 3, who medics took to a local hospital for burns Thursday night.
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Pollution found to give male fish female attributes: study

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:50
Scientists in Spain have found that fish in local estuaries are acquiring female features, thanks to pollutants from birth control pills, pesticides and other everyday chemicals that seep into the water.
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Man shot, killed in Brooklyn

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:27
A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in an East New York, Brooklyn apartment early Saturday, police said. The man was shot once in the torso in an apartment on Sutter Ave. at Logan St. around 2 a.m., police said.
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Immigrant man freed after daughter asks Pope Francis for help

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:26
A man was freed from a Louisiana immigration detention facility Friday two days after his 10-year-old daughter pleaded with Pope Francis for help.
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Man hit, killed by Manhaattan subway

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:19
A 43-year-old man was fatally struck by an uptown bound No. 2 train on Canal St. early Saturday, police said. Police said the man, who was not immediately identified, was crossing the tracks from the downtown platform to the uptown platform at the Varick and Canal Streets subway station at 2:30 a.m. when he was hit, police said.
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Megan Hilty expecting first child

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:05
Baby on board! The former "Smash" starlet Megan Hilty has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Brian Gallagher four months after the pair's surprise nuptials in Las Vegas.
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Elton John to wed partner David Furnish

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:49
Elton John is going to marry his long-term partner David Furnish. The singer's partner said it was the couple's "duty" to get wed after gay marriage became legal in the UK on Saturday.
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Northwestern's Kain Colter out to alter NCAA forever

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:47
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter has known ever since he was a kid that most athletes spend their lives on a razor’s edge.
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Raissman: Should Albert be a part of TBS’ Final Four coverage? YES!

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:29
There are always mysteries in life to consider. Like why Marv Albert will not be calling the Final Four on TBS. Turner Broadcasting is paying a hefty chunk of the $10.8 billion it and CBS shelled out in a 14-year contract with the NCAA to televise March Madness.
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Mayor de Blasio will throw first pitch on Opening Day at Citi Field

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:19
It’s a tale two of Citis. Mayor de Blasio will throw out the first pitch on Opening Day at Citi Field Monday, inaugurating the Mets 2014 season. The first of 162 games will pit the Mets against National League East rivals the Washington Nationals.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's mom Blythe Danner 'really upset' over Chris Martin split: report

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:19
Gwyneth's Paltrow's mom Blythe Danner did her daughter and Chris Martin's "uncoupling" news too well.
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Britain’s most tattooed man lasers off some tats — to get more

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:58
Britain's most tattooed man is undergoing laser removal treatment - just so he can make space for new tattoos. The 34-year-old, who changed his name to King of Ink Land Body Art The Extreme, has spent more than $10,000 on the painful treatment just so he can be re-inked.
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Mom held in kitchen-knife stabbing death of son, 4

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:44
A Florida mother is being held by police after stabbing her four-year-old son to death with a kitchen knife. Tasha Trotter, 40, stabbed her son Joseph multiple times before rushing onto the sidewalk. Residents in St.
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Las Vegas mile-high club takes off

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:36
That’s no ordinary passenger aircraft. The Cessna 421 Golden Eagle cruising one-mile above Las Vegas typically seats six people, but in lieu of seats, there’s a bed and complimentary condoms. Entrepreneur Andy Johnson, 32, started Love Cloud to help couples achieve their dream of joining the mile-high club.
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Lawrence: NBA's worst hope Parker ditches Duke for pros

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:24
It would be a shocker, and the Sixers and Bucks wouldn’t like it one bit, but Duke’s Jabari Parker just might stay for his sophomore season, instead of leaving for the NBA draft this June.
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Same-sex marriage now legal in England, Wales

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:13
Same-sex couples in England and Wales began tying the knot a minute after midnight on Saturday after waiting decades for equal rights, as Britain's new marriage law went into effect.
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Starbucks barista shaves head to honor cancer-fighting pal, 14

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:09
A barista was inspired to shave her head by a young cancer sufferer who used to sit in her coffee shop before having treatment. Starbucks employee Britteni O'Cain said she cut her hair in honor of Julia Dandeneau, who has been fighting anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3 cancer in her right temporal lobe.
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SEE IT: Arizona boy reacts badly to news of another baby sister

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:07
The Mertlich family of Queen Creek Aria. posted an online video of when they informed their three children they are expecting another daughter - much to the chagrin of their only boy Gunner.
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