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Jesus' "Crown of Thorns" shown at Notre Dame

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:46
PARIS (AP) -- An ancient relic that many Christians revere as Jesus Christ's "Crown of Thorns" has made a special public appearance at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris....
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Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:33
NEW YORK (AP) -- The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again....
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Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:42
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer....
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Anita Hill in spotlight again as new film opens

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:52
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's been more than 22 years since Anita Hill sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee in that famous bright blue suit - one she could never bring herself to wear again - to make the sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas that transfixed a nation....
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Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:48
HONOLULU (AP) -- Honolulu police are urging lawmakers to preserve an exemption in Hawaii law that lets undercover officers have sex with prostitutes during investigations. But they won't say how often - or even if - they use the provision....
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Officials: FBI agent cleared in Florida shooting

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:31
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Florida prosecutor has cleared an FBI agent of any criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Chechen man as he was being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation said Friday....
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NC man accused of sucking on toes is arrested

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:20
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) -- Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of sucking on a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after convincing her that he was a podiatry student....
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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:43
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers....
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In Bible epic revival, 'Noah' finds rough seas

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:59
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you."...
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Satellites to binoculars used in Flight 370 search

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:30
From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple. Some of the equipment being used to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:...
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Why Warren Buffett is still rich and you're not.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:28
Welcome back to an alumni-packed edition of BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. Today, we explain why Warren Buffett is rich and you're not, why you don't always need a private jet to enjoy the tourney, and how a kid actor nearly stole the show. Without further ado:...
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Phelps' hate seen by some as aiding gay rights

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:17
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring - often at military funerals - that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality....
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Mexican hunger crusade raises questions

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:33
COCHOAPA EL GRANDE, Mexico (AP) -- On a recent weekday afternoon, half a dozen children crossed the main square on their way home from school in this dusty farming town of 2,600 people high in the pine-covered mountains of southern Mexico....
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Myanmar's marine 'Lost World' braces for tourism

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:19
MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar (AP) -- Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints....
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Russian stocks tumble, banks suffer amid sanctions

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 05:50
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian stocks tumbled Friday as another credit rating agency put the country on notice of a possible downgrade and Visa and MasterCard stopped serving two Russian banks, a day after the U.S. ordered economic sanctions against two dozen people from President Vladimir Putin's entourage....
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AP PHOTOS: Victims of a terror attack in Pakistan

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:03
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Zebunissa Abdul Rashid flips through an album of images of her late husband, stopping to share a sweet or funny story about the 72-year-old man who was killed by militants who stormed the court complex where the lawyer worked....
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