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Senate leaders: Too close to say if gun control bill has the votes to pass

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The bipartisan deal on expanded background checks for gun buyers appeared Sunday to garner more Republican support, but Capitol Hill leaders could not say whether the overall gun-control bill will have enough votes as the full debate begins this week.
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1 dead, 1 missing in Seattle-area avalanche

CBS News - ‎2 hours ago‎
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. A woman who had been buried in five feet of snow has died, and one man was still missing Sunday morning after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups hiking in the mountains east of Seattle, authorities in ...
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Knicks Roll Past Pacers and Clinch No. 2 Seed in East

New York Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The scene was set Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden - for payback, for message-sending, for a modest celebration and for a timely, well-earned rest.
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Bieber's Anne Frank comment

San Jose Mercury News - ‎45 minutes ago‎
AMSTERDAM—Justin Bieber wrote an entry into a guestbook at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, saying he hoped the Jewish teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp "would have been a Belieber"—or fan of his—if history were different ...
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California-exclusive 2013 Fiat 500e is priced at $32500

SlashGear - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The Fiat 500e will be sold exclusively in California for the price-tag of $32,500 MSRP. The first deliveries of this car are expected to occur this summer.
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Wave of suicide attacks leaves 29 dead in Mogadishu - ‎2 hours ago‎
As many as 29 victims were reported to have been killed in the blasts, which were blamed on al-Qaeda's army in Somalia. "Al-Shabaab suicide bombers have attacked the court and regional headquarters area," said Abdirahman Mohamed, an intelligence ...
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Syria conflict: Government air strikes 'kill 25'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
At least 25 people, many of them children, have been killed in two Syrian government air strikes, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) said one strike hit a rebellious Damascus suburb, killing at least nine children.
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An Al-Qaeda Alliance in Syria Demands a Response From U.S.: View

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
The al-Nusra Front in Syria pledged formal allegiance to al-Qaeda last week. Together with the alarming escalation in refugees fleeing the country, this pact demands a forceful change in the diffident strategies of the U.S.
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Austerity hits global military spending

Financial Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
World military spending last year fell for the first time in 14 years, with the US share of the global total slipping below 40 per cent.
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Bus crashes near Yosemite; several hurt

San Francisco Chronicle
21 minutes ago
Written by
Caleb Garling
(04-14) 16:00 PDT -- The California Highway Patrol said Sunday it is still investigating what led a tour bus of 17 people to veer off the road and crash into a tree just outside Yosemite on Saturday night.
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After court, gay rights spotlight shifts back to Obama

Reuters - ‎18 hours ago‎
By Jeff Mason. WASHINGTON | Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:05am EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may have made a slow start on gay rights issues, but by the end of his first term his record was such that a news magazine dubbed him the ...
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Idaho blaze kills family of four and teenage houseguest

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
By Laura Zuckerman. SALMON, Idaho | Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:26am EDT. SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A fire sparked by an electrical short swept through a house in Idaho on Saturday, killing a family of four and a teenage friend who had been spending the night ...
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LA priest ministered despite abuse conviction

Houston Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the Rev. John Anthony Salazar arrived in Tulia, Texas, in 1991, he was warmly welcomed by the Roman Catholic community tucked in the Texas Panhandle.
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Miami church member dies in crash near Orlando - ‎57 minutes ago‎
A packed van carrying a church youth group from Miami to Orlando crashed on Florida's Turnpike Saturday night, killing an adult woman and sending an unknown number of children to nearby hospitals.
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Cyprus to ease citizenship rules for EU bailout losers

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cyprus is to relax its citizenship rules for foreign investors who lost at least 3m euros (£2.5m) under an EU bailout deal. President Nicos Anastasiades said new measures, mostly affecting the Russian business community, would be approved at a cabinet ...
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Yen Holds the Stage in Currency Markets

Wall Street Journal
4 hours ago
Written by
Matthew Walter
The yen remains at the center of attention in currency markets this week, following its 6.7% plunge since the Bank of Japan unveiled a surprisingly large expansion of its monetary-stimulus program this month.
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Rat Kidney Rebuilt in Lab May Offer Human Transplant Path

Bloomberg - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Scientists have found a way to rebuild rat kidneys in the laboratory that successfully filtered blood and allowed the animals to urinate, an early research step that may one day lead to replacement organs for humans.
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Disneyland's Space Mountain temporarily closed amid safety review

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Disneyland's popular Space Mountain roller coaster and another ride are temporarily closed after the company received citations from state regulators last week that prompted a review of its safety protocols, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
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Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech Giants Form Political Advocacy Group
6 hours ago
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Jason Fell
Mark Zuckerberg is on a mission to reform U.S. immigration policy. The Facebook co-founder has announced the official launch of FWD.
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A Jackie Robinson Home Run: 42 Scores Big

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
In English, that translates to a lopsided win for 42, the inspirational bio-pic about Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, over Scary Movie 5, the latest and likely last in the franchise of horror-film spoofs.
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Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to daughter

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on Saturday night in New York City. Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to a baby girl, Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager, on Saturday.
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Chi Cheng, former bassist for Deftones, dies at 42

Sacramento Bee - ‎2 hours ago‎
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A candlelight vigil is planned for Chi Cheng, the bassist of the Grammy-winning rock band Deftones who died after struggling to recover from serious injuries suffered in a car crash more than four years ago.
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Woman arrested for approaching Hugh Jackman with electric razor: police

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK | Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:39pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Officers arrested a woman for stalking after she wielded an electric razor while approaching Australian actor Hugh Jackman at a New York City gym, police said on Sunday.
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National Geographic Channel makes the case for the '80s as 'The Decade That ...

New York Daily News
8 hours ago
Written by
David Hinckley
To the increasingly rickety population that actually remembers the 1970s, it's not as hard as you might think to find good things in that decade.
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Marian Hossa: Bickell, Hossa score for CHI in victory - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa were Sunday's only goal scorers in the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-0 win against the St. Louis Blues.
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Potential win for Junior stopped by battery issues - ‎2 hours ago‎
A battery failure quickly became much worse for Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose bid to win last night's NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway turned into his worst result of the Sprint Cup season.
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Hawaii land board grants use permit for $1.3B Thirty Meter Telescope

Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - ‎Apr 13, 2013‎
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has granted a conservation district use permit for the $1.3 billion Thirty Meter Telescope, which will be built atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island.
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FDA to Reassess Safety Risks of Diabetes Drug

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 12, 2013‎
The onetime blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia is getting an unusual safety reassessment by federal regulators three years after they curbed its sales over cardiovascular risks.
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Free meningitis vaccines

KESQ - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Free meningitis vaccinations will be available Monday at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's pharmacies in West Hollywood and Hollywood and its Men's Wellness Center in East Hollywood.
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