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Man who shot sailor was convicted felon

Posted: 03/28/2014 - The Virginia truck driver who killed a sailor aboard a Naval destroyer served prison time for manslaughter and drugs, but it's still unclear what led him onto the base earlier this week.

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At core of nuke cheating ring: 4 'librarians'

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Military investigators are calling them "the librarians" - four Air Force nuclear missile launch officers at the center of a still-unfolding scandal over cheating on proficiency tests.

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UN General Assembly votes 'yes' on Ukraine unity

Updated: 03/28/2014 - In a surprisingly strong rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday affirmed Ukraine's territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal.

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US autism estimate jumps 30%

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Health officials say the new number may not mean autism is occurring more often. Much of the increase is believed to be from a cultural and medical shift, with doctors diagnosing autism more frequently, especially in children with milder problems.

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Two firefighters dead in Boston brownstone fire

Updated: 03/26/2014 - A fire driven by strong winds raced through a brownstone on Wednesday, trapping and killing two firefighters in the basement, where their colleagues could not rescue them.

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TSA union: Agency needs its own armed officers

Posted: 03/26/2014 - The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers.

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College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

Updated: 03/27/2014 - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

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Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

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Burger King baby find birth mom, feels 'pure joy'

Posted: 03/26/2014 - A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant said she has found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention, and as her mother prepared to look for her.

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WTC parachute jump condemned as 'selfish act'

Updated: 03/26/2014 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York police commissioner denounced the parachute jump off 1 World Trade Center last fall by three skydiving enthusiasts as a lawless act that put others in danger.

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Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search for missing plane

Updated: 03/26/2014 - A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have."

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2 more bodies recovered from Washington mudslide

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Rescuers slogging through muck and rain Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, Washington state officials said.

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HHS grants extra time to enroll for health care

Posted: 03/25/2014 - People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

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Feds reach out to kids over online predators

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.

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Report: Obama to give up NSA's phone call sweep

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.

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14 dead in Washington mudslide; search continues

Posted: 03/25/2014 - As the search for survivors of a destructive Washington state mudslide ballooned Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for, the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14.

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Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Posted: 03/23/2014 - A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil was cleared Sunday of its remaining contents, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked as much as about a fifth of its cargo into the waterway.

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