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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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