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Dad Catches Son's Home Run Ball At Minor League Game

Mon, 2014-05-26 06:33

Conrad Gregor thanked his parents for making a five-hour drive to watch him play by driving a home run over the wall to where his father was standing.

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Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

Mon, 2014-05-26 05:45

Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.

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Ukraine's Poroshenko Says He'll Restore Peace In East

Mon, 2014-05-26 05:37

Ukraine's projected new president Petro Poroshenko welcomed his victory Monday by pledging to speed up operations to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

Mon, 2014-05-26 04:47

U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.

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World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division

Mon, 2014-05-26 02:37

In Gainesville, Texas, on Monday, World War II vets from a unit known as the Cactus Division will remember their fallen comrades. These veterans helped liberate Germany's Dachau concentration camp.

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Killer's Family Tried To Intervene Before Rampage

Mon, 2014-05-26 00:31

By the time Elliot Rodger's mother and father arrived, it was too late: their son had killed six people and then, authorities say, himself.

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Early Returns Show Candy Tycoon Poroshenko Winning Ukraine Vote

Mon, 2014-05-26 00:23

Billionaire Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting, according to early returns. He claimed victory after exit polls showed him with a commanding lead.

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One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

Mon, 2014-05-26 00:04

Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.

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Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:53

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.

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Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:44

The children of parents who struggle with anxiety are much more likely to develop it themselves. Therapy for both parents and children can help keep the often-debilitating disorder at bay.

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Egyptians Vote To Elect Country's Next President

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:39

The man who removed the elected president, retired military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is practically assured of a victory in the vote, which is being held over two days, Monday and Tuesday.

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Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's Last Communist Leader, Dies At 90

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:21

The general in tinted glasses, who was best known for his 1981 martial law crackdown on the Solidarity union, died Sunday after a long struggle with cancer and a recent stroke.

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Hunter-Reay Holds Off Castroneves To Win Indy 500

Sun, 2014-05-25 22:05

America has its first Indianapolis 500 winner in eight years. Ryan Hunter-Reay made a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sun, 2014-05-25 15:36

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

Sun, 2014-05-25 14:54

There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.

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PHOTO: Massachusetts Honors Fallen Vets With 37,000 Flags

Sun, 2014-05-25 12:34

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund estimates that 37,000 of the state's residents have lost their life in combat since the Revolutionary War.

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Weather Helps Firefighters Gain Control Of Wildfire In Arizona

Sun, 2014-05-25 11:27

The fire forced the evacuation for more than 200 residents. Authorities say they will likely lift the pre-evacuation notice for more than 3,000 Flagstaff residents.

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Billionaire Poroshenko Claims Victory In Ukraine Election

Sun, 2014-05-25 09:46

Chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko was the overwhelming favorite for president, according to exit polls. Official results will not be known until Monday at earliest.

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On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In Afghanistan

Sun, 2014-05-25 08:02

Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan for a rally with U.S. troops. He said he was hopeful that a new Afghan president would lead to a signed security agreement between the two countries.

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As Protests Continue, Former Thai PM Is Released

Sun, 2014-05-25 06:47

Yingluck Shinawatra was detained after the military took control of Thailand in a coup d'etat. The military junta had said it was holding former leaders to give them a chance to think.

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