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Discarded Cigarette Breaks Open Cold Case of Runaway Murdered in 1997

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:30pm
A cigarette carelessly tossed away at a train station cracked open an ice-cold case: the 1997 murder of a 14-year-old Wisconsin runaway.






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The New Stay-At-Home Mom Surge: It's Not Who You Think

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:15pm

More moms are staying at home, and they tend to be younger, less educated and more likely to be poor than women who work outside the home.








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Quiet, Please! Noisy Ships Searching for Missing Jet Hamper Hunt

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:15pm
The Chinese ship that detected a sound in the southern Indian Ocean consistent with a black box “ping” may have simply been listening to itself, experts say.That possibility illustrates just how complicated the task is to locate the transmitters from the lost Malaysia Airlines flight.






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Kerry Says Russia May Be Preparing for Further Move in Ukraine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:59pm
Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Russian agents are to blame for unrest this week in Ukraine, and he warned that Russia may be laying the groundwork for a military intervention, just as it did before seizing the Crimean peninsula.






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Journalist Shot In Afghanistan Is 'Stable', Treated in Germany

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:57pm
A journalist who survived an attack by an Afghan police officer that killed her co-worker has been moved to Germany for treatment, an Associated Press spokesman said Tuesday.






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Obama on Pay Gender Gap: 'It's Not a Myth, It's Math'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:57pm
With midterm elections looming, Democrats are pitching themselves as the party of fairness for one of their key voting blocs: women.
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Appeals Court to Consider Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:57pm
The constitutionality of banning same-sex marriage comes for the first time ever before a federal appeals court this week, as challenges pile up nationwide on an issue moving rapidly through the legal system.
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Russia's Eiffel Tower Faces Threat of Demolition

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:42pm
The Shukhov Tower, known as Russia's Eiffel Tower and one of the symbols of Soviet Constructivism, is under threat of demolition due to surface corrosion and the possibility of collapsing.






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Sharpton Defends His Cooperation with the Feds

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:11pm
The Rev. Al Sharpton says a report that he spied on New York Mafia figures for the FBI in the 1980s is old news and that he's not "a rat.""I'm a cat because I chase rats," he said at a news conference at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, according to Newsday.






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Cookie Monster Corrupted by Neo-Nazis to Lure Kids

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:11pm
MAINZ, Germany -- Cookie Monster is being used by two neo-Nazis in eastern Germany to spread right-wing ideology among students in a local high-school, according to police.






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Kentucky Looks to Reload After Falling Short

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:55am

The Wildcats will lose a cast of stars to the NBA, but Coach John Calipari already has a new group of recruits set to fill the holes.








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Hagel Talks Tough in China and Warns Threat of 'Dangerous Conflict'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:40am
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel offered some tough talk during his visit to China Tuesday, saying Beijing's tactics over its disputed islands had the potential to result in a "dangerous conflict.






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Baby Charged With Attempted Murder, Goes Into Hiding in Pakistan

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:40am
Relatives of a nine-month-old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, a relative said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional criminal justice system.






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Fists Fly in Ukraine Parliament as Communists Clash With Nationalists

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:09am
Lawmakers in the Ukrainian parliament brawled in the chamber on Tuesday after a communist leader accused nationalists of playing into the hands of Russia by adopting extreme tactics early in the Ukrainian crisis.






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Seventeen Killed After Bomb Rips Through Pakistan Passenger Train

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:08am
A bomb blast killed 17 people and injured 29 when it ripped through a passenger train travelling through southern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said.The blast was caused by a remotely controlled bomb that had been hidden in a bag in a carriage, police said.






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Boston Bombing Survivor: 'It Gets Better Every Day'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:08am

Jeff Bauman, who has written a memoir, said he still can’t bear to look at that iconic photo of him right after the bombings.








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Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:08am
Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces.






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Selfies ... in Space! First Instagram Post From ISS

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:37am

American astronaut Steven R. Swanson has boldly gone where no one else in space has gone before: Instagram.








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Cuban Jailed For Six Months Released 23 Years Later

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:37am
In 1991, Lamberto Hernandez was sentenced to six months in a Cuban prison for committing a petty crime. He just walked free last weekend – 23 years later.After landing in jail on a charge of petty theft, Hernandez said he became more politically aware and active.






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Oklahoma Zoo Giraffe Faces Risky Surgery as Last Chance

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:06am
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyah, a 6-month-old giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo, will undergo a risky surgery never before performed on a giraffe this week in a bid to save her life.






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