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'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings

Monday, April 14, 2014

(This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.)

The man who shot and killed three people Sunday near Kansas City will face federal hate crime charges for the attacks at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home, authorities said Monday.

"This was a hate crime," Overland Park, Kan., ...

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Singer-Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jesse Winchester, whose "blend of folk, blues and country ... embodies the spirit of American music," has died.

His manager, Keith Case, tells NPR's Jacob Ganz that Winchester died Friday morning in Charlottesville, Va., where he lived. He was 69 and had been battling cancer.

Winchester ...

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'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says

Friday, April 11, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has borne the brunt of criticism for the troubled rollout of the HealthCare.gov website, said Friday that as she prepares to leave that agency she is thankful to have had the chance to work on "the cause of my life."

Her agency, ...

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Pope Francis Asks Abuse Victims' Forgiveness

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pope Francis asked Friday for forgiveness from the victims of pedophile priests in some of his strongest words to date about the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome that:

"The pope has come under fire from advocacy groups for a perceived lack ...

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Optimism, But No Breakthrough In Search For Malaysian Jet

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hopes were both raised and lowered Friday by officials involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The jet and the 239 people on board have now been missing for five weeks.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he is "very confident" that pings detected ...

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VIDEO: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton; No Harm Done

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton was not struck Thursday when a woman threw a shoe at the former secretary of state while she was on stage in Las Vegas giving the keynote speech at conference hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

"What was that, a bat? Was that a ...

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Tragedy In California: Truck Hits Bus Full Of Students

Friday, April 11, 2014

A highway in Northern California was turned into an inferno Thursday when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of high school students.

The California Highway Patrol says at least 10 people, including both drivers and five of the teenagers, were killed. An additional 30 or ...

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Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.

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'Will I Survive, Or Will I Die?' Stabbing Survivor Wondered

Thursday, April 10, 2014

As he bled from a stab wound to his back Wednesday morning, the first thoughts that went through his mind were "will I survive, or will I die?" one of the high school students injured Wednesday in Murrysville, Pa., told reporters Thursday.

Brett Hurt was among the first ...

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John Hancock On Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Backside Is Historic Mistake

Thursday, April 10, 2014

While the signature wasn't the first thing we noticed, it has not escaped the attention of history buffs that there's something wrong with the temporary tattoo that actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus sports on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Notice the signature at the bottom of what's supposed to be ...

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The Story Flips: Burger King Says It Isn't Moving Into Crimea

Thursday, April 10, 2014

We updated this post with a major development at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Reports that Burger King is looking to open restaurants in Crimea now that McDonald's has decided to pull out of that region were overcooked, a Burger King spokesman says.

Responding to the stories that we saw across the ...

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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop To Near 7-Year Low

Thursday, April 10, 2014

There were 300,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits filed last week, the fewest since mid-May 2007, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday.

Claims were down 32,000 from the week before, the agency adds.

Reuters says the news "could bolster views of an acceleration in job ...

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'Stay With Me, Bud,' Mom Told Baby After Mudslide Trapped Them

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The pain, anguish and fear comes through as a young mother who held on to her baby boy as their Oso, Wash., home was swallowed by a mudslide on March 22 describes the harrowing ordeal.

Here's how our colleagues at Seattle's KPLU begin their story:

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School Stabbing Suspect Was 'Nice Young Boy,' Attorney Says

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Until Wednesday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who's charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a stabbing attack at his high school was known as "a nice young boy," his attorney said this morning. Now the sophomore is in custody after the attack that left more than ...

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More Force May Be Used To Move Pro-Russia Protesters, Ukraine Says

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tensions that wouldn't seem capable of rising even further are threatening to do just that with the news that Ukrainian authorities say they're ready to use force if necessary to remove pro-Russia protesters from government buildings they're occupying in eastern Ukraine.

From The Wall Street Journal:

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At Least 20 Students Injured In Knife Attack At Pa. High School

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

(This post is being updated as news comes in.)

At least 20 teenagers and one adult were injured, two of them critically, Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., when a 16-year-old fellow student attacked them with two knives.

Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said ...

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Dose Of Caution Prescribed When Evaluating New Medicare Data

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The headlines about one of Wednesday's big stories — the release of data from 2012 about Medicare payment to doctors around the nation — are certainly serious sounding:

-- "Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts." (The New York Times)

-- "Small Slice of Doctors Account ...

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UConn Women Win, Making School Center Of College Hoops World

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

By routing Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in Nashville, the University of Connecticut women's basketball team won its ninth NCAA championship — which means that coach Geno Auriemma is no longer tied with legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most titles among women's coaches.

But that's not the only ...

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New Pings Have Head Of Search Optimistic Jet Will Soon Be Found

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

"I'm now optimistic that we will find the aircraft, or what is left of the aircraft, in the not-too-distant future," the head of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 told reporters on Wednesday after an Australian ship detected two more pings that may be signals from the ...

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Federal Judge Says He'll Require Ohio To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Friday, April 04, 2014

A federal judge in Cincinnati said Friday that he will soon rule that Ohio must recognize gay marriages performed in other states.

WVXU reporter Ann Thompson writes that Judge Timothy Black said he will issue that ruling on April 14. She adds that:

"Attorney Al Gerhardstein, representing ...

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