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Giraffe licks dying zoo worker

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 12:10
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he had done odd jobs for 25 years....
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NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:43
The billion-dollar dream is over....
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'Have you ever heard of Little Richard?'

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:26
Welcome back to a mostly Mercer-packed edition of BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. Today, we get to the bottom of Duke's dirty trick, take a whirlwind tour of Little Richard's hometown and try to placate the eggheads in our midst. Without further ado:...
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Are tougher sanctions against Russia to come?

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:12
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. sanctions against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll his forces out of Crimea or deter him from doing any more land grabs, their effectiveness remains in doubt....
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G'day, baseball! Opening day goes Down Under

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 09:52
SYDNEY (AP) -- Bob Wardle came ready to root for the Arizona Diamondbacks on opening day Down Under, all dressed in his Paul Goldschmidt jersey....
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UN document promotes equality for women

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:31
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- After two weeks of heated debate, liberal and conservative countries early Saturday approved a U.N. document to promote equality for women that reaffirms the sexual and reproductive rights of all women and endorses sex education for adolescents....
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Libya's guns free-for-all fuels region's turmoil

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 03:43
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars....
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Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 03:32
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do....
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AC/DC's Johnson surprises Billy Joel audience

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:54
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a rare and unusual mix of rock legends, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson made a surprise appearance at Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden and played the metal band's classic, "You Shook Me All Night Long."...
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Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:17
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Vick is switching green jerseys - and maybe trading his clipboard for a starting job....
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Breakfast foods are getting pricier

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:38
NEW YORK (AP) -- Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock....
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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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