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Pope prays for Alps plane crash victims; French authorities working on recovery

Pope Francis prayed for victims of the Germanwings crash; French authorities are recovering bodies those killed.

Report: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

A Detroit teenager says her mother killed two of her siblings and forced her to put one of their bodies in the freezer where they were found. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Police call kidnap a hoax, now can't find California woman

Investigators in Northern California say they were suspicious from the start of a boyfriend's report of the violent abduction of his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom, yet had to take it seriously... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Obama calls for payday loan regulations in Birmingham visit

President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to Birmingham to build support for policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Mexico marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared

Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance Thursday by marching to the federal elections office in Mexico City to ask that voting scheduled for June in... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Obama to host Pope Francis at White House in September

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President Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House during the pontiff’s U.S. visit in September, ” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Pope's sex abuse commission alarmed by bishop appointment

Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite allegations from victims that he... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Jury has verdict on sentence for grandmother of dead girl

Jurors have reached a verdict on a sentence for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach

The woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap infants and pass them off as her own claimed online to be a successful business coach and professional speaker who had written a book and... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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DEA agents’ ‘sex parties’ allegedly included cartel prostitutes, report says

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are alleged to have had sexual escapades with prostitutes hired by drug cartels, based on a detailed report released Thursday by the Justice... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Police: Woman's 'evil' plot to kidnap babies, pass them off as her own led to baby's death

A kidnapping that ended with the murder of a 3-week-old baby girl took a more sordid turn when police announced they tied it to a California woman accused of plotting to steal infants and pass them... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Heavy rains cause flooding in usually bone-dry Chile desert

Communities in a desert region of northern Chile struggled Thursday to cope with rain-provoked flooding that has claimed the lives of at least four people, knocked out power and cut off roadways. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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US considering letting Iran run centrifuges at fortified site

The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Alone at controls, Germanwings co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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'A marvellous work and a wonder': A look back at the translation of the Book of Mormon 185 years after it was first published

A "series of miraculous events" led to the Book of Mormon first being made available for the public to purchase on March 26, 1830. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? Read more »

March 25, 2015

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American, Russian prep to leave Earth for year in space; will miss weather, nature while gone

An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are moving into the International Space Station this week and staying for an entire year. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Filipino workers sue bakery alleging forced labor, scant pay

Eleven Filipino workers have sued a bakery in Southern California alleging they were forced to perform menial tasks for meager pay and threatened with massive debt when they complained. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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