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'Comedy of errors': Annoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax forms

It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year.

Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling California Republicans the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pundits and donors. Read more »

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17 years later, parents find kidnapped daughter after girl unknowingly befriends sister at school

A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her. Read more »

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Winter's reach: Southwest gets snow, California awaits storm

Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday as Californians spent the day waiting for the start of a storm that was expected to bring much-needed rain for much of the state. Read more »

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Russia's Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image... Read more »

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Colorado youth surveys on drugs, sex under scrutiny; parents call them invasive, inappropriate

Colorado has been asking middle and high school students about their sex lives and drug use for nearly a quarter of a century in anonymous public health surveys. Read more »

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Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad

Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish Islamic... Read more »

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Indiana's Pence among the few to deflect 2016 GOP question

Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Read more »

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Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

Environmental activists burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting Saturday, protesting against ecological destruction related to the 2016 Rio... Read more »

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Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases

Syria's al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday. Read more »

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Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated... Read more »

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Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more... Read more »

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UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military. Read more »

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Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled... Read more »

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Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered

A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County... Read more »

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Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort

The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Read more »

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National monument supporters in California get antsy

California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands... Read more »

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Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that... Read more »

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Prince William evokes Diana memories in Japan tsunami trip

Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the... Read more »

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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as... Read more »

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Iran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal. Read more »

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Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Read more »

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take... Read more »

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Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics

Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics. Read more »

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Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram

Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital Saturday to show support for the military's battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria's Islamic extremists. Read more »

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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the... Read more »

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