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4-Year-Old Siblings Die in New York City House Fire

48 min 39 sec ago

The blaze began in the basement of the home in Queens just before midnight.








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Fitted With Flare: N.Y. Dons Bonnets for Easter Parade

1 hour 19 min ago
A participant dressed in costume holds an umbrella at the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in New York on Sunday. The annual parade has been a New York tradition since the late 1880s, during which participants gather, donning all mode of spring finery and hat, from wacky to traditional.






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Real Wedding: Couple Go Sleek in NYC After India Marriage

1 hour 19 min ago

After a traditional ceremony in India, this New York couple found a rooftop venue in Tribeca for a slimmed-down ceremony.








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Kevin Sharp, 'Nobody Knows' Country Singer, Dies at 43

1 hour 19 min ago

The country music recording artist overcame a bout with bone cancer as a teen to become a chart-topping hitmaker and motivational speaker.








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Miami Overcomes Scrappy Charlotte in Game 1

1 hour 50 min ago

Al Jefferson suffered a foot injury early in the game and that could be a big drag on the Bobcats through this series.








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Africa Land Grabs Endanger Elephants: Report

2 hours 6 min ago

China, the world's largest market for ivory, is compounding the threat, the report said.








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Boston Marathon Heroes Honored at Fenway Park

2 hours 6 min ago

The people killed in last year's bombing were remembered in a ceremony before the Orioles-Red Sox game.








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Families Wait in Anguish for Recovery of Sunken Ferry Victims

2 hours 6 min ago
JINDO, South Korea — Here in a gymnasium where teenagers normally compete in raucous games of basketball, the scoreboard is blank and the hall is filled with very different sounds: cries of mourning for teenagers who will never play again.






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'I Want Answers': Father of Slain 5-Year-Old Boy Seeks Justice

2 hours 37 min ago

Jeremiah’s father is sad, angry and demanding answers as to how his young son ended up stuffed in a suitcase on the side of the road.








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Huge Fourth-Quarter Run Lifts Spurs Past Mavericks

2 hours 53 min ago

San Antonio held Dallas to just four points over the game’s final 7:45 to secure the victory after trailing in the fourth by as many as 10 points.








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Blackhawks Lose Key Player for Three Games over Late Hit

2 hours 53 min ago

Defending champion Chicago, already down 2-0 in a first-round series against St. Louis, will be without Brent Seabrook for three games.








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For Many Americans, 'Temp' Work Becomes Permanent Way of Life

5 hours 28 min ago
For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route.With full-time work hard to find, these workers have built temping into a de facto career, minus vacation, sick days or insurance.






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Deadly Weekend: 8 Killed in Chicago Shootings

5 hours 43 min ago

At least eight people have been killed and 27 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday.








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Malaysia Airlines Flight Turns Back to Kuala Lumpur After Malfunction

6 hours 14 min ago
Causing a blip of anxiety in the wake of the missing plane search, a Malaysia Airlines jet's landing gear malfunctioned during takeoff Sunday, causing it to turn back to Kuala Lumpur, the airline said.Flight MH192 was scheduled to reach Bangalore, India at 11:35 p.m. Sunday (2:05 p.m.






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Easter Sunday Celebrations Around the World

6 hours 30 min ago

Christians ended Holy Week by marking the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.








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Search Ends for Everest Missing as Sherpas Call for Shutdown

6 hours 30 min ago
KATHMANDU — Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal's Mount Everest killed at least 13 and shocked the mountaineering world.






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Miss America: Don't Suspend Student Who Asked Me to Prom

7 hours 32 min ago

Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision.








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Six People Shot During Easter Party

8 hours 3 min ago

Six people were shot Sunday while attending an Easter gathering in a Chicago suburb.








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Sleeping Teen Killed When SUV Slams Into Her Apartment

8 hours 19 min ago

A 16-year-old Californian girl who was asleep in bed was killed early Sunday when a sport utility vehicle plowed into an apartment complex.








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Air Strikes Kill 25 Suspected al Qaeda Militants in Yemen

8 hours 34 min ago
ADEN, Yemen — Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second operation of its kind within two days.






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