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Delta tops list of most profitable airlines in 2013, nets nearly $2.7 billion

A report by Airline Weekly shows that Delta Air Lines was the most profitable carrier in the world in 2013..

Couple arrested in alleged iPhone purchasing scam

Two people were arrested over the weekend for allegedly using fake IDs to get discounts on Apple products. Read more »

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Dinosaur discoveries in Utah's 'amazing place' get national attention

In the past 15 years, scientists have dug up at least nine — and possibly as many as 20 — new species of dinosaurs in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Now, National... Read more »

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The dangers of financially illiterate politicians

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Just because people are voted or appointed into public positions that control budgets of millions of dollars doesn't mean they suddenly become financially savvy. Read more »

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Less energy use, better cars help drive decreases in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

Americans are spending less time on the road and in more fuel-efficient cars, helping to drive an annual decrease in the amount of greenhouse gasses. An inventory on the Environmental Protection... Read more »

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Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. Read more »

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or... Read more »

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T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Read more »

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Biden: Boston Marathon survivors are inspiration

Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. Read more »

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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map — and does it without athletic scholarships

After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading. Read more »

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Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the... Read more »

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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. Read more »

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Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to rebuild this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding... Read more »

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Obama: Religious intolerance has ‘no place in our society’

President Barack Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in... Read more »

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Report projects health law's subsidies will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, instead of $1.2 trillion

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. Read more »

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Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

When New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was criticized on talk radio for spending three days with his family after the birth of his son, teammates, coaches and opponents leapt to his defense. Read more »

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Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. Read more »

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Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. Read more »

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Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed; students eager to return as well

Teachers on Monday attended a counseling session at a church and then returned to a high school where a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard last week, but they scuttled plans to march... Read more »

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Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Read more »

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Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in... Read more »

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Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack on two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their... Read more »

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US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Vladimir... Read more »

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Native Americans tells international community that US violated human rights

A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim. Read more »

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Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more »

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April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. Read more »

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