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Oklahoma girl breaks Girl Scout cookie sales mark

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:03
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City girl who says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies has broken the organization's decades-old sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint....
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Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:48
NEW YORK (AP) -- At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty....
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What we know, and still don't, on Malaysian plane

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:51
A summary of the questions answered, and still pending, about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's Monday announcement:...
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Train kills teen who pushed girlfriend from tracks

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:19
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend away from the path of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed....
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No easy fix on flood insurance, but options exist

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:16
NEW YORK (AP) -- There's no easy fix for the National Flood Insurance Program, now drowning in a $24 billion sea of red ink....
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UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:40
GENEVA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year....
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Flamingo killer strikes twice at Frankfurt Zoo

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:10
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German police are hunting a killer responsible for the death of 15 flamingos at Frankfurt Zoo, some of which were beheaded as they slept....
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Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:31
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....
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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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