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Deal on calming tensions reached between US, EU, Russia and Ukraine

Diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after talks

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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3 more Washington mudslide victims identified; 39 victims recovered, 4 names on list of missing

Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month as crews dig through the devastation with a swarm of... Read more »

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AG Eric Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an... Read more »

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CBO on Obama budget: Could mean significantly higher deficits than White House claimed

A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. Read more »

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Ex-honor student gets 5 years in U.S. terrorism case

A Maryland teenage convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison. Read more »

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Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty water... Read more »

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S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base in order to harm ethnic minoirities

An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging... Read more »

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Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows, saves him from execution

cution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around... Read more »

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Samples collected from oil slick not from vanished airplane

Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have... Read more »

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Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. Read more »

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Spate of infections from frequently deadly Middle East virus raises concerns

A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in... Read more »

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Texas town recovering a year after deadly fertilizer plant blast

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion. Read more »

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Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked... Read more »

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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to... Read more »

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Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. Read more »

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