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President Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service in Washington

President Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Alternative to NYC horse carriages: Old-timey car?

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Bomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3

Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Get married, stay married? No fault divorce under fire

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Gay marriage supporters have argued for awhile that traditionalists would be better putting their energy into shoring up traditional marriage rather than opposing same sex unions. Some state... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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5 features an Amazon phone might offer

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Texas seizes FLDS Church's secluded ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents Thursday, nearly six years after agents raided the property and... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Police: Student ate more pot than recommended before jumping to his death

A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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How does the world feel about morals and religious diversity?

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Multiple reports have surfaced in recent weeks about morals and religious diversity. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Appeals judges question right to sue in Oklahoma gay marriage case

Whether two lesbian couples have legal standing to challenge Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage dominated arguments in a federal appeals court hearing Thursday. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Michaels: 3 million customer cards may have been exposed in data breach

Michaels Stores said Thursday that about 3 million customer credit and debit cards may have been exposed to hackers due to malware found on its Michaels and Aaron Brothers systems. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Nigeria: Fate of 115 girls abducted by Islamic extremists unknown

The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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