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Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:58
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the `do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors....
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Obama, Francis find common ground among divisions

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:44
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president's audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, with Obama stressing their common ground on poverty and inequality but Vatican officials emphasizing concerns over Obama's health care law, which mandates contraception coverage....
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2018 mission: Mars rover prototype unveiled in UK

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:34
STEVENAGE, England (AP) -- It looks like a giant sandbox - except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars....
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UN approves inquiry into Sri Lanka war abuses

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:40
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights body launched an investigation Thursday into Sri Lanka's civil war, approving a U.S.-led resolution over the strong protests of Sri Lanka's government....
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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:35
Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage....
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AP PHOTOS: Popes meetings with US presidents

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:04
President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, holding a nearly hourlong audience with the pontiff. The president and pope both appeared tense at the start of the meeting, but they were all smiles by the end....
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Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:34
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III....
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Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:17
NEW YORK (AP) -- Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald....
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Big threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:29
TOKYO (AP) -- The greatest threat to Japan's whaling industry may not be the environmentalists harassing its ships or the countries demanding its abolishment, but Japanese consumers. They've lost their appetite....
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Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 05:45
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials said Thursday....
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Charlotte mayor faces corruption charges, resigns

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:22
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Mayor Patrick Cannon was getting ready to close the deal with the big-time developer, but was reluctant to take a briefcase containing $20,000 while sitting in his city office....
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Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:30
As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history....
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Home demolitions turn Detroit into blank canvas

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:40
DETROIT (AP) -- The families of Detroit's Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community's future will be like the cleared landscape - a blank canvas....
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