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13-year-old victim of sexual abuse sues Boy Scouts of America years later

Victim's attorney says the sexual abuse of the 13-year-old victim by an adult volunteer is part of a larger problem.

Possible 2016 GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum in Iowa

The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as pro-Russian rebels launch offensive

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

Police say a third person has died following an early-morning shooting at a house party in Omaha. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself

In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911,... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington describes as al-Qaida's most... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Miguel de Cervantes' remains

Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water's surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated Saturday, a setback... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Measles case reported in Sioux Falls; officials host clinic

An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with the measles in Sioux Falls, state and local health officials said Saturday, meaning 14 people have now been diagnosed in the last month with the highly... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Expert says King Tut mask can be restored after epoxy used

Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Death of prosecutor hits Argentina, could affect its future

Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico,... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

Federal investigators are cracking down on what they say are sham universities that exploit the visa system for foreign students. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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First Look: Jack Black is brave, heartbreaking in 'D Train'

Jack Black said he was drawn to 'The D Train' because he recognized the desperation of the character he plays: An outcast willing to do anything to get the most popular kid from his graduating... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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What's in a name? At Grand Canyon, history, possible profits

A major concessionaire at Grand Canyon National Park wants the exclusive right to names like El Tovar and Phantom Ranch. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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FBI: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash,' Sundance-to-Oscar path improves

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

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Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her but once she... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life

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While research shows the benefits, in-school and after-school programs deliver the goods. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Mitt sounds like a candidate at Salt Lake speech

Mitt Romney sounded an awful lot like a third-time presidential candidate Wednesday, telling an enthusiastic crowd the nation has problems like debt and poverty that aren't being addressed. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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'American Sniper' astounds with $105.3 million over MLK weekend

Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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