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Boston bomb suspect called responsible for officer’s injuries

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:36
They say Richard Donohue was shot trying to prevent the suspect’s escape.
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Nation Dispatches

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:32
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NSA reportedly used Heartbleed glitch to obtain data for more than two years

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:32
While using the security flaw to gather intelligence, the agency left millions of ordinary users vulnerable.
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SeaWorld loses appeal in death-by-whale case

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:03
The resort could have prevented a trainer’s drowning by applying safety standards, a court rules in upholding an OSHA finding.
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Pope Francis takes responsibility for priest sex abuse

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:33
The pontiff asks forgiveness for the actions of ‘evil’ priests and says the church must more boldly protect the young.
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Searchers for missing Malaysian plane race against fading signals

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:14
Officials are ‘very confident’ the pings heard in the Indian Ocean are from the airliner missing for five weeks now.
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Obamas’ tax returns show couple gave less to charity

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:00
At nearly $60,000, their 2013 charitable giving is sharply down from their $150,053 gifts in 2012.
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Pennsylvania stabbing suspect’s motive remains a mystery

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:36
No particular student appears to be the target of the attack, and the teenage suspect isn’t talking.
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Maine marine chief joins international salmon group

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:00
The president appoints Patrick Keliher to serve in a group to manage the Atlantic salmon population.
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Two Aaron Hernandez associates indicted on murder charges

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 19:50
The two men were allegedly with the former Patriot the night Odin Lloyd was shot to death near Hernandez’s home.
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Congressman’s infidelity leads to accusations of hypocrisy in Louisiana

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:14
Calls for Rep. McAllister to step down are very different from the support Republicans showed Sen. Vitter when he was linked to prostitutes in 2007.
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Woman hit by car while crossing Route 1 in Scarborough

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:06
The 46-year-old woman is being treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
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Maine AG: Trooper justified in shooting Searsmont suspect

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 17:46
Janet Mills said ‘unlawful deadly force was imminently threatened against’ James MacDonald and another trooper.
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Cause of deadly Calif. bus-FedEx crash unknown

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:59
Both drivers were killed and results of an investigation could take three to six months.
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Typical 401(k) fees corrode retirement savings, study finds

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:55
The average worker would have to work an extra three years before retiring to compensate for the high costs.
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What you should know about your 401(k) fees

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:40
The quarterly statement won’t necessarily show you all the fees, so further digging is in order.
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Hearse crashes, flips on I-95 in Maine after driver falls asleep

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:20
The driver is taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
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Does your town's high school have a good graduation rate? Compare Maine high schools

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:18
The graduation rate at Maine high schools in the years 2009 - 2013. See which schools improved their rate.
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Colby College president tapped to head National Endowment for the Humanities

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:14
Obama’s selection of William Adams still needs Senate confirmation.
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FedEx truck slams into bus, killing 10 in California

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:46
Many of the students on board the bus escaped through a window, running for their lives before hearing an explosion and seeing the bus burst into flame, a witness says.
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