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UConn Defeats Notre Dame to Win NCAA Championship

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:59pm

UConn handled Notre Dame to stay unbeaten and win its ninth national championship.








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Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Game

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:44pm
The world's littlest superhero, Batkid, made a grand entrance at the Giants' home opener game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, in San Francisco on Tuesday.






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Marine Killed at Camp Lejeune After Sentry Discharges Rifle

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:43pm
A U.S. Marine guard was killed at the main gate of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina after another Marine sentry discharged an M4 rifle, the base said in a statement.The base did not specify whether the fatal shooting was intentional.Marine Capt.






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Jailed U.S. Contractor Alan Gross on Hunger Strike in Cuba

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:43pm
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years, announced Tuesday he has gone on a hunger strike, according to a statement from his lawyer.Gross, 64, who worked as a contractor for the U.S.






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Hasselhoff Auctions Replica of 'Knight Rider' Car

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

The actor is seeking a buyer for KITT, a modified Pontiac Firebird which is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000.








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Music Box Inspires Portable $5 Chemistry Lab

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
The inspiration for a portable, powerful chemistry set came not from cloud computing or nanotechnology but a decidedly old-school source: a toy music box. The handheld device could be used where electricity and hospitals are scarce, allowing things like water testing and making medications.






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Kirsten Dunst Sparks Debate Over Role of Women

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

The actress told Harper's Bazaar UK that traditional feminine ideals like "staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking" have been undervalued.








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Get Ready for Google Glass at the Office

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Forget BlackBerry thumb. In the near future, business executives could be managing their schedules and sending emails through Google Glass.This week, Google announced Glass at Work, its effort to push its wearable technology into the office.






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New Yorkers Say 'Yes!' to Sex With Paul Rudd for $1

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

The lovable actor runs through New York with the pushy host of "Billy on the Street" to see what people will do for a buck.








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Blogs Help Parents Unravel Secrets of Black Hair

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

Adoptive and interracial families sometimes struggle when it comes to caring for their kids' black hair. Style bloggers are here to help.








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Pardon Me, Are Southern Death-Row Inmates More Polite?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Southerners have long been characterized as a warm and hospitable bunch, but are they still as polite when they’re about to be executed?






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Researchers Suggest It's Time to Downsize Power Grid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
In the story of the three bears, Goldilocks repeatedly finds the happy medium that's "just right" — and researchers say there's a happy medium for electrical power grids as well. The problem is, their calculations suggest the U.S. power grid isn't just right.






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Baby Giraffe at Oklahoma Zoo Dies During Risky Last-Chance Surgery

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Kyah, a 6-month-old giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo, died on Tuesday during a risky surgical procedure being performed for the first time on a giraffe in hopes that it would save her life.






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The New Sex Ed? How 'Teen Mom' Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, and that news has some psychologists wondering if they have been unfairly critical of television shows that spotlight pregnancy in adolescents.Among them is Los Angeles psychologist Dr.






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Habanero Peppers Blamed for School Evacuation

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
A public school in Colorado was evacuated and several students were hospitalized Monday after habanero peppers in the playground area sparked symptoms consistent with allergic reactions.






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Kerry: Russia Responsible for Rioting in Ukraine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:26pm

The U.S. says Russia is trying to destabilize and topple Ukraine’s new, pro-Western government – without using the troops massed on Ukraine’s border.








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'Not "The Sopranos"': Sharpton Says Fear Motivated FBI Cooperation

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:55pm
The Rev. Al Sharpton is standing behind his decision to work as an undercover informant for the FBI three decades ago in an investigation of Mob influence in the music industry.






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Ocean Depth a Staggering Challenge for Missing Malaysian Jet Searchers

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:55pm
Investigators have detected possible underwater signals over the past three days that may be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes. But the battery-powered beacons may have already died, and searchers haven't picked up any more pings with their sophisticated listening devices.






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Florida Megachurch's Ex-Pastor Never Shy About Cocaine-Filled Past

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:24pm
The leader of a Florida megachurch who resigned last week after confessing to an unspecified "moral failing" was a self-proclaimed sinner who said he ditched sex, drugs and rock '-n' roll for a pious life behind the pulpit, according to parishioners.






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Ex-Florida Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy Led Wild Life

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:53pm
The leader of a Florida megachurch who resigned last week after confessing to an unspecified "moral failing" was a self-proclaimed sinner who said he ditched sex, drugs and rock '-n' roll for a pious life behind the pulpit, according to parishioners.






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