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Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout that left 3 people dead

Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint, Ukraine and Russia traded blame for the event

'Captain America' tops box office for third week

Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. Read more »

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Ahead of vote, Syria's President Assad visits seized village

Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming... Read more »

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. Read more »

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Communities rally to fight back against heroin

Rachel Snelbaker fought the lonely battle against her daughter's heroin abuse for years, trying to get her into treatment and trying to track her down when she went missing to use drugs. Read more »

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GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. Read more »

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Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church. Read more »

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Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without... Read more »

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'Dog publicist' uses Internet to save lives

At the Mat-Su Borough Animal Care Facility on Sunday morning, Rachel Reese set up two portable lights, unzipped a canvas bag crammed with animal-sized cowboy hats, bow-ties and a cardboard sign... Read more »

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Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. Read more »

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Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued... Read more »

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Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to... Read more »

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Study: Fuels from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in short term

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they... Read more »

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The Easter Dragon came knocking: Morning delivery for space station

Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Celebrating Easter across the world

Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter this Sunday, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Here's... Read more »

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America remains among most positive countries on religion

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The U.S. has one of the world's most positive attitudes about religion, with a net 43 percent of the population reporting faith is good for the country, a WIN/Gallup poll indicates. Western Europe... Read more »

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Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq

A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Read more »

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'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV

In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to... Read more »

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Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive. Read more »

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Read the transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center... Read more »

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Divers pull bodies from sunken South Korean ferry; toll tops 50

The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost... Read more »

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Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine? Read more »

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4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from... Read more »

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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China. Read more »

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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. Read more »

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Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an... Read more »

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