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Boston Marathon Bombing: Lawyers Make Closing Arguments

Mon, 2015-04-06 06:20

Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to be found guilty. But his lawyers have argued he should be spared the death penalty because his older brother masterminded the deadly 2013 attack.

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French Special Forces Free Dutch Hostage Held In Mali Since 2011

Mon, 2015-04-06 05:54

Sjaak Rijke had been seized in Timbuktu along with two other men in November 2011. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders calls it an "end to a terrible period of uncertainty and grief."

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Report: Jeb Bush Self-Identified As Hispanic On Voter Application In '09

Mon, 2015-04-06 05:41

A spokeswoman for the former Florida governor and presumptive GOP presidential candidate could not explain the characterization to the newspaper.

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NCAA Men's Final: Wisconsin And Duke Play For It All Monday Night

Mon, 2015-04-06 04:33

For Wisconsin, a win would bring its first title since 1941. Perennial power Duke last won it all in 2010. The game will tip off at 9:18 p.m. ET.

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Red Cross Plans To Fly Supplies, Medical Workers Into Yemen

Mon, 2015-04-06 03:01

When they arrive, medical teams and rescue workers will try to help those caught in the fighting. Three Yemen Red Crescent volunteers have died in the past week.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:58

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't had a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:58

Many states want to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to get. States are giving equity crowdfunding more attention.

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Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:24

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.

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Women Having A Heart Attack Don't Get Treatment Fast Enough

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:23

Women under 55 are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack than men. Women delay treatment because they may not recognize the symptoms and they're reluctant to make a fuss.

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When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:22

Some scientists suggest calling the era we live in the Anthropocene, to denote the time when humans came to dominate Earth's fate. But did it start with farming, the atom bomb or other event?

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Ferguson Activists Hope That Momentum Sparks A National Movement

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:21

Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement and to get past challenging obstacles.

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Is Cash-Free Really The Way To Be? Maybe Not For Millennials

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:20

Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.

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Jenny Wallenda, Matriarch Of Famous Daredevil Family, Dies At 87

Sun, 2015-04-05 22:05

Jenny Wallenda was the oldest daughter of high wire walker Karl Wallenda and grandmother of daredevil performer Nik Wallenda.

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Connecticut, Notre Dame Will Meet In Women's Championship Game

Sun, 2015-04-05 17:00

The UConn basketball powerhouse has a chance at their 10th title after beating Maryland 81-58. They'll meet Notre Dame, who defeated South Carolina by one point earlier Sunday, in Tuesday's finals.

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Notre Dame Defeats South Carolina In NCAA Women's Final Four

Sun, 2015-04-05 17:00

After holding the lead through most of the game, the Fighting Irish had to hold off a last-minute challenge from the Gamecocks. They'll meet either Maryland or Connecticut in Tuesday's finals.

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Report On Retracted 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Cites 'Systematic Failing'

Sun, 2015-04-05 15:52

The now-retracted 2014 article on campus rape, according to a report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, involved errors made at "basically every level of the newsroom."

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Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Sun, 2015-04-05 14:28

During its last major drought, Santa Barbara built a desalination plant. It was never used. Now it's being reopened, but critics say desalination is costly, energy-intensive and may harm marine life.

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Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:13

Brittany Diamond, 22, wants to challenge what you might think you know about strong women. "My sport has nothing to do with aesthetics," she says.

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Community Takes Passover Tradition Back To The Desert Wilderness

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:06

Wilderness Torah celebrates the holiday in a setting rooted in heritage. Participants immerse in Jewish culture but also find meaningful personal connections from isolation not felt in everyday life.

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After Nigeria's Election, A Call For Unity

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:06

Following a bitterly contested election, outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan offered congratulations to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, who said, "We must begin to heal the wounds and work towards a better future."

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