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Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:16
Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting....
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'Good Wife' leaves viewers shocked, bereaved

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- The shocking death of dashing attorney Will Gardner on "The Good Wife" on Sunday's episode was driven by actor Josh Charles' desire to leave the CBS drama in its fifth season....
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NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21, officials announced Monday....
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Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:39
NEW YORK (AP) -- One month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it....
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Cargo plane escorted from Dutch airspace

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:02
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands' air force has scrambled a pair of F-16s to escort a plane that approached Dutch airspace unannounced during a meeting of 53 world leaders....
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Flood insurance still on the rise despite new law

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:21
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) -- This small, central Pennsylvania river town doesn't have beach homes or boardwalks, but it shares more than a name with the famous stretch of New Jersey coastline 250 miles to the east....
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Japan to turn over nuclear material to US

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:43
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- American and Japanese officials say Japan plans to turn over more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium to the U.S....
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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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