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White House: More Than 7 Million Signed Up for Obamacare

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:53pm
More than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance using the new online exchanges, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday, fueled by a last-minute deluge of enrollees that climaxed with 4.8 million visits on Monday alone.
    





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Deal or No Deal, Pollard Eligible for Parole in 2015

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:23pm
If the United States agrees to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in an effort to keep Middle East peace talks going, he'd get out of prison about a year and a half before he was eligible to be released anyway.
    





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Mudslide Claimed Three Generations of One Family

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:22pm
Three generations of one family — who thought they had found paradise on the banks of the Stillaguamish River — are among the dead and missing from the Washington mudslide.
    
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Marathon Mementos Remind of Boston's Dark Day

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:52pm

Archivists have spent the last year processing thousands of mementos left at the impromptu memorial built at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing site.


    





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Red Sox Star David Ortiz Gets a Selfie With Obama

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:21pm
Mr. President, meet Big Papi.President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series champion Boston Red Sox to the White House on Tuesday, and Sox slugger David Ortiz took the opportunity to get a selfie with the commander in chief.
    





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Obama Welcomes Red Sox to White House

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:05pm

President Barack Obama hosts the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at the White House.


    





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Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Mystery Solved, Scientists Say

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:50pm
For years, scientists have debated the evolutionary reason behind a zebra's stripes. Are they: a. Costumes for courtship? b: Camouflage to confuse lions and other predators? c: A natural way to cool off? d: Bug repellent?
    





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Venezuela Issues Voluntary ID Cards to Stop Hoarding

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:50pm
Venezuela announced new measures on food and housing Tuesday, drawing criticism from those who say the government is moving toward "Cuba-style" socialism.A new voluntary ID card system will track families' grocery store purchases to limit people from buying the same goods every day.
    





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Congressman: Releasing Pollard a 'Serious Mistake'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:50pm
The House Intelligence Committee chairman said Tuesday that releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard would be "a serious mistake" and "send a horrible message."In an interview on "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
    





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Suspected North Korea Drone Is 'Model Airplane' or 'Antique'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:50pm
A suspected North Korean drone that crashed in the neighboring South does not illustrate a leap in the secretive state's military technology, experts said Tuesday.
    





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Afghanistan Rallies Ahead of Elections

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:03pm
Afghanistan will vote on April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001.
    





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Elton John: 'We Should Celebrate' Gay Marriage Laws in Britain

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:32am

The Rocket Man has become quite the family man, even with a Las Vegas residency, and talks about his May wedding plans.


    





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Klingons and Wi-Fi Pigeons Invade Internet for April Fools' Day

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:32am
Do not trust anything you see on the Internet today.That is pretty good advice anytime of the year. But on April Fools’ Day, the Internet transforms into one giant episode of “Punk’d,” with each tech company trying to outdo the other with absurd projects.Is it hilarious? Tiresome?
    





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GM Did Not Report Majority of Safety Issues, House Democrats Say

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:17am
General Motors has not yet reported to federal regulators the "vast majority" of 133 cases of safety concerns about ignition switches, House of Representatives Democrats said on Tuesday.
    





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'Innocent Victims': Families Want Answers From GM

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:17am
Family members of crash victims gathered in front of the Capitol on Tuesday, hours before the chief executive of General Motors was set to appear before a House subcommittee to address the recall of vehicles connected to at least 13 fatalities.
    





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NATO: No Sign of Russian Troop Withdrawal From Ukraine Border

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:01am
There was no sign that Russia is withdrawing troops from its border with Ukraine, NATO said Tuesday as foreign ministers including Secretary of State John Kerry gathered in Brussels."Unfortunately, I cannot confirm that Russia is withdrawing its troops.
    





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Ryan Unveils 2015 Budget

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:01am
Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan is unveiling his 2015 budget, a 100-page document that would cut spending by $5.1 trillion over the next ten years and spur dramatic changes to social programs.
    





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Kerry May Parole Israeli Spy Pollard, U.S. Officials Say

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:30am
Secretary of State John Kerry is discussing paroling convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to salvage U.S.-sponsored Middle East peace talks which are on the verge of collapse.
    





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Divers Inspect Damage After Ships Collide off Spanish Coast

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:15am
Divers check the damaged bow of the vehicle carrier Baltic Breeze after it collided with a fishing trawler off northern Spain on Tuesday. Three fishermen were killed and two were missing after the collision between the 541-foot cargo ship and the 111-foot Mar de Marin near the Spanish port of Vigo.
    





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Airball or Moneyball? Philly's 76ers Sink Now to Shine Later

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:15am
The Philadelphia 76ers -– even after snapping a 26-game slide on Saturday -– remain historically horrid, but team execs are selling their willful descent to the NBA dungeon via a star-spangled campaign that blends a bit of Ben Franklin with a bunch of bad balling.
    





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