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Pope 'Considering' Cuba Visit, Vatican Says

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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Florida Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Charged

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.

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We Might Welcome Robot Lawn Mowers, But Astronomers Aren't So Happy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.

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Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended by the league last fall amid allegations of child abuse involving his 4-year-old son.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go?

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Homeless Shelter Opts To Close Instead Of Accepting People On Drugs, Alcohol

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A group that runs a "dry" shelter in Manchester, Conn., will close its 40-bed facility rather than change its rules to comply with a state funding order.

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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and profound sympathy over the president's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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Postman Carrying Letters For Congress Lands On Capitol Grounds In A Gyrocopter

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Florida postal worker had told many that he had planned to make the flight to raise awareness about graft and corruption in Congress. He was met by police with their guns drawn.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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Pentagon To Exhume Remains Of Sailors From USS Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The ship with 429 sailors and Marines capsized Dec. 7, 1941, in the attack on Pearl Harbor; 388 were unidentified. The Pentagon decision, citing scientific advances in DNA testing, marks a reversal.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Gets Life Sentence For Murder

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In 2013, the New England Patriots tight end was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday.

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On 'One Boston Day,' City Marks Marathon Bombings' Anniversary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time when the first of two devastating bombs went off in the crowds gathered to watch the marathon in 2013.

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Judge Orders V. Stiviano To Return Millions In Assets To Shelly Sterling

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A judge has ruled that Stiviano, the onetime companion of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, must return a Ferrari, a Bentley and a million-dollar home, among other things.

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Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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SpaceX Launches Successfully, But Rocket Doesn't Survive

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Dragon spacecraft heads to the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission. What wasn't routine was the attempt to land the spent rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Iraqi Leader Visits Washington Looking For Help In Fight Against Islamic State

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iraq's prime minister is trying to drum up military support against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which controls parts of his country. He is also looking for billions of dollars in loans.

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Chicago Plans Reparations Fund For Victims Of Police Torture In '70s, '80s

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the proposed $5.5 million package. More than 100 people are eligible for reparations for their treatment at the hands of a former police commander.

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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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