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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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US first lady hosts education roundtable in China

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 05:45
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education....
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N. California town reels after train strikes teens

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 04:21
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California town was reeling Saturday after learning that a teenage boy was killed and a teenage girl was seriously injured after they were hit by a freight train while walking to a Sadie Hawkins Day dance....
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Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 04:20
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Here's a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth....
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Japan's biggest slum not on maps or in film fest

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 04:17
OSAKA, Japan (AP) -- Japan's biggest slum is visible just blocks from bustling restaurants and shops in Osaka, the country's second-largest city. But it cannot be found on official maps....
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Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 03:48
SYDNEY (AP) -- Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBIs to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu as the Los Angeles Dodgers made it 2 for 2 Down Under with a 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday....
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Paris mayor's race offers chance to reimagine city

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 03:38
PARIS (AP) -- The Paris mayor's race will give the city a new leader for the first time in 13 years and is offering a chance to reimagine one of the world's top tourist destinations....
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Wash. mudslide kills 3; searchers seek survivors

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 01:52
SEATTLE (AP) -- Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help....
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Gay marriages in Michigan halted by appeals court

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 00:54
MASON, Mich. (AP) -- MASON, Mich. (AP) - An appeals court reinstituted Michigan's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state's county clerk's offices to get hitched....
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Spartans hold off Harvard 80-73

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 00:48
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- For 18 seconds on Saturday, it was happening. Harvard owned basketball, too....
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Crews try to contain oil spill in Galveston Bay

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:10
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching....
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Jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzling

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 21:14
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The scientists and support staff stationed on Amsterdam Island find professional value in being about as far away from the hubbub of humanity as it's possible to get. But this week, some of them wandered down to the southern Indian Ocean shoreline to look for the floating objects that could help explain the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370....
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