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Car, purse solve 43-year mystery of disappearance of teenage girls

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

Elk Point, S.D. - Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

But the 17-year-old girls weren't known for going to...

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Astronomers find most Earth-like planet detected yet

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Ex-honor student sentenced in terrorism case

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Philadelphia - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid had earned a full...

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Backpack lands man in Boston courtroom

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:24 pm

Kevin Edson is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Wednesday in Boston. Edson was arrested Tuesday near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings. Edson was sent to a state...

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New SAT: What will questions look like?

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Washington - Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...

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Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:07 pm

Boston — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.

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Former Army sergeant will get Medal of Honor

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Washington - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

White,...

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Obama orders time reduced for drug offender who got 3 extra years because of typo

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order.

White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said Obama's...

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Final Poirot mysteries to air this summer

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

This summer, actor David Suchet will complete a task 25 years in the making when the final adaptations of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mysteries are aired. However, if fans want to see Poirot's final three adventures, they'll need a good...

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On anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing, 'We own the finish line'

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 3:11 pm

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a...

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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas...

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NSA revelations top Pulitzer list

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

New York - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret...

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Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Overland Park, Kan. - 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...

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UPDATED: Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 10:15 pm

Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.

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Congressional Budget Office: Lower premiums drive down expected costs for health care law

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington - The health care law's expansion of insurance coverage will cost $104 billion less than projected over the next decade, according to revised estimates from nonpartisan budget analysts Monday. The lower-than-expected costs will...

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Americans report increase in online information theft

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington - If it feels as though you've been getting a lot more of those data-breach notices in your inbox this year, you're not alone.

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 18 percent of American adults with...

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Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause major Internet disruptions

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Efforts to fix the notorious Heartbleed bug threaten to cause major disruptions to the Internet over the next several weeks as companies scramble to repair encryption systems on hundreds of thousands of websites at the same time, security experts...

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Police say mom admitted to killing her 6 newborns

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Pleasant Grove, Utah - Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.

Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a...

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Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 3:37 pm

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IRS budget cuts mean fewer audits

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Washington - As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service's...

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NTSB: No evidence of fire before impact in bus crash

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Red Bluff, Calif. - Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven't found physical evidence confirming a witness' claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in...

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Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 2:24 pm

Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

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Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 2:07 pm

An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

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Maine tribe banking on wind farm, bottled water company and now maple syrup

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Prentiss Township, Maine - The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished...

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Boston strong honored with Sports Illustrated photo shoot

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, center, poses Saturday with first-responders, survivors and at least 2,000 other people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The crowd gathered for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot to commemorate the one-year...

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