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Lots of favorites in Sweet 16

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:25
The Billion Dollar Dream has been over for a while. Most bracket sheets are loaded with red X's. Still, there is plenty of March Madness ahead of us in the NCAA tournament's round of 16....
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Common Core spawns widespread political fights

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 03:57
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans....
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Plane search puts Malaysian minister on defensive

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 03:44
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Hishammuddin Hussein's wife is a princess. His cousin is prime minister, and he's been mentioned as a possible successor. But right now, as the face of his country's effort to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, he is the man who has delivered more than two weeks of frustrating news about one of the most confounding searches in aviation history....
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In California, chefs fight for bare-hand contact

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 02:22
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders....
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Virginia beats Memphis 78-60 in NCAA East Region

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:50
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Virginia has spent the entire season punishing opponents by locking down on them defensively or forcing them to guard their steady-paced offense until deep in the shot clock....
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AP PHOTOS: 'Cats, Cardinal reach Sweet 16

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:37
In arguably the most captivating game of a thrilling first NCAA tournament weekend, No. 8 seed Kentucky made a series of clutch free throws in the final minutes to hold off top-seeded Wichita State. Kentucky will play in-state rival Louisville in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Indianapolis....
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Former Spanish prime minister Suarez dies at 81

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:46
MADRID (AP) -- Adolfo Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under Gen. Francisco Franco, has died aged 81....
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Kentucky ends Wichita State's perfect run, 78-76

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:40
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect....
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Stanford knocks off No. 2 Kansas 60-57

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:53
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kansas knows all about Stanford now....
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'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:52
NEW YORK (AP) -- James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included "Homeland," "Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died. He was 65....
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Pilots' mental health a concern amid jet mystery

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:19
DALLAS (AP) -- Reinforced doors with keypad entries. Body scanners and pat-downs. Elaborate crew maneuvers when a pilot has to use the restroom. All those tactics are designed to keep dangerous people out of the cockpit. But what if the pilot is the problem?...
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Man who lost his legs in Boston bombing is engaged

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:48
CARLISLE, Mass. (AP) -- A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings, then helped authorities identify the suspects, is engaged and an expectant father....
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Locals love it as MLB makes quick trip Down Under

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:09
SYDNEY (AP) -- Yasiel Puig and Paul Goldschmidt hadn't left the stadium before workers began dismantling what was quite an impressive place to play baseball....
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WWII troop transport plane will return to Normandy

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:07
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) -- The next time the American military transport plane known as Whiskey 7 drops its paratroopers over Normandy, France, it will be for a commemoration instead of an invasion....
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Militants launch social support in an Iraqi city

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:07
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's al-Qaida-inspired militants who took over the city of Fallujah are now trying to show they can run it, providing social services, policing the streets and implementing Shariah rulings in a bid to win the support of its Sunni Muslim population....
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Kids learn stroke signs in class through imitation

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:07
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andrea Esteban tried to smile with half her face, crossing her eyes in the process, and her third-grade classmates giggled. Matthew Velez struggled to speak, "Luh, luh, uh, gronk," and the kids erupted in laughter....
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Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:07
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's health law....
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Put the scalpel down and turn up the volume. Now.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 07:42
Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today's edition, we make the rounds at a Memphis hospital, look in on `The Most Prevaricating Man in the World," check Bill Belichick's basketball pulse and find out if Jim Calhoun has had a change of heart. Without further ado:...
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Scotland's Vikings go own way in independence vote

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 06:16
GULBERWICK, Scotland (AP) -- In the late winter dusk, hundreds of Vikings are marching down to the beach, bearing flaming torches. Their studded leather breastplates glint in the firelight as they roar and sing....
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