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Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:37
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors....
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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades....
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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:14
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance....
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Iran cuts proliferation-prone uranium stock

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:39
VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say the U.N. will certify later this week that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been reduced because it has neutralized half of its material that can be turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium....
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Could police have averted the Boston bombings?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:33
BOSTON (AP) -- It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies....
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Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:50
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising....
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5 Things to Know about Tax Day

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:32
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears....
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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:23
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear....
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Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:39
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies....
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First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:28
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise....
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Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:32
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow....
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Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations....
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US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:43
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- 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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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now....
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AP PHOTOS: AP revisits Boston bombing sites

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:14
Life has resumed on the streets of Boston....
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Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:12
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) -- The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists....
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Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:40
NEW YORK (AP) -- An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed....
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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:12
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president Stephen Ainlay couldn't resist a little cheerleading....
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Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:35
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region....
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AP PHOTOS: 4 heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:46
An EMT. A volunteer. A spectator in a cowboy hat....
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