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  • The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking soared to 58 on Sunday after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel, which a newly released transcript shows was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously.
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  • Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
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  • No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV.
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  • boston marathon bombings
  • Stopped just short of the Boston Marathon finish line last year, a New Jersey runner is planning the race of a lifetime
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  • mount everest avalanche
  • Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
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  • The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
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  • A 31-year-old woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison with no parole -- but not before facing off with the sentencing judge.
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  • The president of Bryant University says if everyone stopped for the photo op, the already-long ceremony would slow down.
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  • A high school student was suspended for asking Miss America to prom, despite school officials warning him not to.
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  • The loved ones of Sean Collier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who investigators say was shot by the bombing suspects, are this week remembering a brother and doting uncle who seemed destined to enter law enforcement.
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  • A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
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  • officials say malaysian plane plunged into indian ocean
  • A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.
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  • ISS
  • SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
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  • Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.
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  • Man in custody in string of Kansas City highway shootings
  • Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.
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  • Man faced $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital
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  • A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.
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  • Denver man accused of killing wife ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, warrants said
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  • Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, made the announcement Thursday.
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  • Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.
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  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed millions to Latin American culture, dies.
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  • First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.
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  • teen urinates in oregon water supply
  • The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.
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  • The 25-year-old suspect, Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, was arraigned Wednesday on several charges including threatening battery and possession of a hoax device.
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  • Fourteen people were injured, including five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.
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  • Police say a horse carriage operator was hurt and five passengers from New York escaped injury crashed into five vehicles in Savannah.
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  • Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated at a city reservoir.
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  • nebraska claw machine rescue
  • A child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley Monday.
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  • Search for surivivors continues in WA mudslide
  • One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday.
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  • frazier glenn cross
  • A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.
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  • pittsburgh school stabbing
  • Students gathered in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes resumed a week after a mass stabbing.
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  • boston marathon bombings
  • Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
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  • oscar pistorius
  • The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, wrapping up five days of cross-examination Tuesday of the Olympian, insisted that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death as they argued.
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  • Oops. They shouldn't have let that one fly.
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  • frazier glenn cross
  • The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
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  • teen american airline tweet
  • A teenager's Twitter joke aimed at American Airlines isn't getting any laughs. The airline thought she was making terroristic threats.
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  • dozens killed in nigerian explosion
  • Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124.
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  • edward snowden
  • Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. Revelations about the spy programs were first published in June in The Guardian and The Washington Post, which last week received a George Polk Award for national security reporting.
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  • The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing.
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  • Gay wedding bands
  • A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex marriage.
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  • Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck leaving 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a bus carrying high school students in Northern California.
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  • Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
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  • A Florida woman is accused of stealing wine from a store, and police say she didn't even bother getting dressed first.
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  • Australian leader warns about hunt for Malaysian jet
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  • california bus crash
  • It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north.
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  • Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims
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  • officials say malaysian plane plunged into indian ocean
  • Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, Australia's prime minister said Friday, raising hopes they are close to solving one of aviation's most perplexing mysteries.
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  • The CDC confirms that passengers on two consecutive cruise ships sailing from Baltimore became ill.
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.
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  • chimp escape kansas city zoo
  • A group of chimpanzees are back in their exhibit after escaping, and it took zoo officials more than an hour to contain the animals.
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