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Pennsylvania man struck, killed by train was texting, police say

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:47am
Police say a man killed by a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia was texting a friend when he was struck while walking on the tracks.
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Charges reduced for mom who allegedly drove SUV filled with kids into ocean

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:34am
Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf.
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Transportation Security Administration: Man arrested after loaded gun found at BWI checkpoint

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:23am
Authorities say a Virginia man was recently arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.
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Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:12am
After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the planned honor Tuesday night.
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Brandeis University withdraws honor of woman who made comments critical of Islam

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:04am
After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the planned honor Tuesday night.
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Complaint details alleged jail assault by Red Sox broadcaster's son held in girlfriend death

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:09pm
A criminal complaint against the jailed son of a Boston Red Sox broadcaster says he threw hot coffee in a fellow inmate's face, hit him with a plastic chair and punched him.
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Marine fatally shoots another guard at Camp Lejeune

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:23pm
Authorities say the victim in a North Carolina base shooting died of a single wound to the chest after efforts to revive him.
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Military says Marine standing guard at main gate to NC's Camp Lejeune kills colleague

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:44pm
Authorities at Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN') in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard.
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US to reduce nuke missile force as part of START treaty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:55pm
The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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Chicago's Cardinal George won't go to Rome for canonizations, resuming chemotherapy for cancer

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:28pm
Chicago Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II later this month because of the resumption of chemotherapy to treat his cancer.
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Feinstein asks White House to take lead in editing Senate torture report critical of CIA

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:20pm
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can be made public.
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Police: 2 Minnesota burglary suspects arrested after inadvertently pocket-dialing 911

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:06pm
Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
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Marissa Devault guilty of killing husband with hammer

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:01pm
An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend.
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Sailor found dead in Virginia at Navy facility barracks

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:03pm
The Navy says a sailor has been found dead in a barracks in Virginia after failing to report for work.
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Texas' proposed Mexican-American studies high school course rekindles past ideological battles

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:03pm
The Texas Board of Education is considering adding a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, a move that proponents say would give students a deeper understanding of the state where Hispanics make up a majority of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.
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Pets, working animals vie for 'mayor' of small Colorado town, raise funds for shelter

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:48am
The chief operating officer at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Colorado knows she's not supposed to have favorites, but she wants soulful-eyed bloodhound Pa Kettle to be mayor.
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Lawyer tells Vegas judge attorneys trying to free boxer Molina from jail and immigration case

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:37am
An attorney for boxer Carlos Molina has told a judge in Las Vegas that attorneys hope to get a Wisconsin warrant withdrawn and then get immigration proceedings resolved so Molina can be freed from jail.
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University of Dayton basketball player charged with domestic violence, assault

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:32am
Court records show a University of Dayton basketball player has been charged with domestic violence and assault.
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Brooklyn woman receives birthday letter sent by mom in 1969

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:21am
Neither rain nor sleet nor passage of nearly a half-century could stop this postal delivery.
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Inspiring #WEWILLRUN video goes viral ahead of Boston Marathon

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:05am
As Boston prepares to mark one year since the tragic twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, an inspirational video that drums up support for this year's marathon runners is being spread around the Web.
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