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Underdog UConn Stuns Florida, Advances to Title Game

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 23:24
In a major Final Four upset, No. 7 seed Connecticut advanced to Monday's national championship with a 63-53 win over the No. 1 seed Florida Gators.
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States Push the Pedal on Gas Tax

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:23
States and cities desperate to build and repair roads and other infrastructure—but frustrated by inertia in Congress—are raising their own levies and turning to private companies for funding.
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U.S. Signals Pause in Mideast Talks

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:22
The Obama administration threatened to pull back from talks and its envoy said it was "reality check time" on his centerpiece foreign policy initiative, as the Middle East peace process came its closest to collapse.
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Navy Warship en Route to Sick Infant on Sailboat

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:12
A U.S. Navy warship is heading toward a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexico coast to rescue a 1-year-old child who fell ill. The San Diego family aboard the 36-foot sailboat was on a trip around the world.
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Navy Drones With a Mind of Their Own

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:17
The Navy wants to create innovative unmanned helicopters able to perform tasks now carried out by humans: resupplying troops in remote areas and rescuing wounded Marines from the battlefield.
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In Japan, Hagel Reassures Ally

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:10
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Japan on a mission to reassure America's Asian allies that the country will support them in times of crisis.
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Argument Spurred Fort Hood Rampage

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:33
The deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood Wednesday was spurred by an escalating argument between the suspected shooter and fellow personnel, officials said.
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Caught in the School Debate

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:18
Two Harlem schools, P.S./M.S. 149 and a Charter Run by the Success Academy Charter Schools, lie at the heart of the battle over charter-school expansion in New York.
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How to Make Fracking Safer

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:02
Whether you think it's an economic godsend or fear that it's an environmental disaster, fracking isn't going away. Here are three sensible steps to avoid harming people or the planet.
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Health-Care Law Helps Add 3 Million to Medicaid

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:58
The Obama administration said that three million additional Americans were enrolled in Medicaid as of the end of February than were in the program before the start of the health law's open enrollment period Oct. 1, suggesting the law allowed more people to gain Medicaid coverage.
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'Hackathons' Aim to Solve Health Care's Ills

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:12
Hackathons, the high-octane, all-night problem-solving sessions popularized by the software-coding community, are making their way into the more traditional world of health care.
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Mudslide Victims Grapple With Debt Burden

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:34
There could be millions of dollars in unpaid mortgages, auto loans and other outstanding debt owed by residents in the area of last month's mudslide in Washington state.
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Prosecutors' Bulk Requests for Email Irk Judges

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:25
U.S. prosecutors' practice of making bulk requests for email in criminal probes has come under fire from two judges who say the volume of irrelevant data swept up poses an intrusion into Americans' privacy.
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China Restricts U.S. Pig Imports

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:45
China has imposed tougher restrictions for imports of live pigs from the U.S. amid concerns about a fatal swine virus.
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King: NYPD Officer Detained in India is Payback

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:39
The Congressman wrote in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry that he believes the officer's arrest is payback for the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York in December.
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Fort Hood Officials Focus on Suspect's Mental Health

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:42
The top commander at Fort Hood said there is "strong evidence" the alleged attacker in Wednesday's mass shooting at the base had a history of psychiatric problems.
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States Grapple With Fixing Problem-Plagued Health Exchanges

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:29
Deep problems with state-run health-insurance exchanges are prompting a handful of states to rethink their systems for next year's enrollment period.
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Wage Bill Gives Tipped Workers Place at Table

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:05
The tussle over tipped wages forms a less visible but no less divisive side of a larger debate over boosting the federal minimum wage. Democrats propose raising it to $7.10 an hour from $2.13 now, phased in over about six years.
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U.S. Set Up Twitter-Like Program to Reach Cubans

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:04
The U.S. secretly set up a Cuban Twitter-like program to undermine the government in Havana, according to a report on Thursday that puts pressure on the American agency that created it.
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GOP Targets More Campaign Limits

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:47
GOP officials, reviewing the Supreme Court's campaign-finance ruling, say they have ammunition for additional challenges to restrictions on political contributions.
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