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Day of hope, reflection in Boston

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Boston - The line stretched for blocks outside Boston's Old South Church.

Hundreds had come, on Easter Sunday, to worship at the 345-year-old church, which sits just a few feet from the Boston Marathon finish line.

"Fear is a...

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Seafood study finds up to 32 percent imported to U.S. is caught illegally

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Washington - That seafood on your dinner plate is starting to look a little fishy.

A new study that examined illegal and unreported marine harvests brought to the United States from around the globe says it maybe shouldn't be there...

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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 7:26 am

One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets on Monday. For the 118th edition of the...

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Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 6:46 am

Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures...

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Cleared after 19 years in prison, 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:36 pm

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

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Ohio couple, inseparable for 70 years, die 15 hours apart

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Nashport, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died...

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Slow-motion landslide threatens town

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Jackson, Wyo. - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

Workers and...

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Lots of political talk, little action since marathon bombing

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack.

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Exhibit recreates censored Warhol mural at 1964 World's Fair

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time.

His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair - a mural depicting mug shots of the...

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If GOP claims majority, how would McConnell-led Senate behave?

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Washington - It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., don't like one another. They battle regularly over legislation, and their floor fights over arcane but important rules...

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Bird benefactor

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

Lucile Kondrotan, 74, of Tilton, N.H., tosses up a slice of bread while feeding birds Friday at Sohier Par near the Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York, Maine.

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Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 8:11 pm

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

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Boston mayor objects to casino licensing process, calls for top regulator to recuse

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Boston - Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration has called on the state's top gambling regulator to recuse himself from the casino licensing process in eastern Massachusetts.

In a strongly worded letter submitted Thursday, the...

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Pro-Russian militants ignore settlement, continue to occupy buildings

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Donetsk, Ukraine - Pro-Russian militants, boasting that they did not take orders from diplomats in Washington or Moscow, refused to end their armed occupation of a dozen government buildings across eastern Ukraine on Friday, upending hopes...

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Pope pensive at procession

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Rome - Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the...

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Captain, two crewmen held in ferry sinking

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Jindo, South Korea - The captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized on a routine trip to a resort island, a disaster that left more than 270 people - most of them students - missing, were arrested early Saturday, the authorities...

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New batch of Clinton documents released

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Washington - The National Archives on Friday released its largest batch yet of previously withheld documents from the Clinton administration, with topics including the conflict in Somalia, Middle East peace negotiations, the Oklahoma City...

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Lunar mission ends with planned crash

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft slammed into the moon early Friday, as planned, but a few days earlier than NASA officials expected.

The crash, which occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1:22 a.m. Eastern time,...

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Cop slain after Boston bombings is honored

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Cambridge, Mass. - Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon...

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Car, purse solve 43-year mystery of disappearance of teenage girls

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

Elk Point, S.D. - Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

But the 17-year-old girls weren't known for going to...

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Astronomers find most Earth-like planet detected yet

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Ex-honor student sentenced in terrorism case

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Philadelphia - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid had earned a full...

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Backpack lands man in Boston courtroom

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:24 pm

Kevin Edson is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Wednesday in Boston. Edson was arrested Tuesday near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings. Edson was sent to a state...

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New SAT: What will questions look like?

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Washington - Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...

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Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:07 pm

Boston — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.

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