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Cops: Teen eludes guard, reaches skyscraper spire

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:03
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 16-year-old New Jersey boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday....
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Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:56
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil....
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Health care law has uneven impact on companies

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:40
Sarah Curtis-Fawley will have to offer insurance to her workers at Pacific Pie Co. because of the health care overhaul, and the estimated $100,000 cost means she may have to raise prices or postpone opening a third restaurant....
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Pistorius selling house where he shot Steenkamp

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:36
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius is selling the house where he killed Reeva Steenkamp to raise money for his legal bills, the athlete's lawyer said Thursday....
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Guardianship sought for Paul Walker's daughter

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:35
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul Walker's mother has petitioned to become the legal guardian of the late actor's teenage daughter in accordance with his final wishes....
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Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days....
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Analysis: Crisis shows Russia's post-Soviet anger

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The crisis over Crimea is more than a dispute over whether the strategic Black Sea peninsula should be considered Russian or Ukrainian. At its root is a deeper issue: Russia's simmering anger over its treatment by the West since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union....
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Italy picks up 4,000 migrants at sea in 4 days

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:41
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities say they have rescued more than 4,000 would-be migrants at sea over the past four days as the war in Syria and instability in Libya spawn new waves of refugees....
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Jet mystery unfolds as Asian air travel booms

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:33
HONG KONG (AP) -- The transfixing mystery of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing with 239 people on board has unfolded in a region where air travel is undergoing supercharged growth after decades of being beyond the reach of most people....
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