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  • Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders

    For Scrivner, time has crawled, it’s dawdled, and on bad days, it’s felt like it’s stood completely still. She was 27 years old when she started serving a 30-year sentence in federal prison for selling a few ounces of methamphetamine. Now, 20 years later, she feels like she’s still living in the…

    Yahoo News
  • A Marine's story: Women set up to fail USMC’s most grueling test

    2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo on why she failed the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course

    Power Players
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  • Good Wife’s Heartbreaking Death

    Christine Baranski on shooting the heartbreaking ‘Good Wife’ scene that left her sobbing—and then getting drunk and having a big laugh after his funeral.

    The Daily Beast
  • 'Bury him': Jailed mobster's chilling execution order

    "The important thing is you have to bury him," Giovanni Di Giacomo was recorded saying of a suspected rival in a bugged conversation with his brother Giuseppe, who was himself killed in an ambush in Sicily last month. "Keep hitting him on the head," jailed Di Giacomo said. "Put lime on top" and…

    AFP
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

    Bernard Hopkins, boxing's ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown. Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday…

    AFP
  • Russia 'Outraged' by Deadly Ukraine Shootout

    Kiev Calls Incident a 'Cynical Provocation' by the Pro-Russian Side

    Good Morning America
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Associated Press
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    Missing Malaysia Airlines jet (12 photos)

    The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet entered a new stage Friday when navy ships deployed stingray-shaped sound locators in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, in an increasingly urgent hunt for the plane's data recorders before their beacons fall silent. Officials leading the…

    Reuters
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  • Baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

    Baby Prince George stepped out in public with his parents on Sunday for the first time in Australia, for an encounter with wildlife at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. George, eight months old and third in line to the throne after grandfather Princes Charles and father William, stole the show as his parents…

    AFP
  • How did teen stowaway survive 5-1/2 hour flight to Hawaii in wheel well?

    A 16-year-old runaway hopped the security fence at San Jose airport in northern California, climbed into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight, and was found more than six hours later wandering around the tarmac at Maui's Kahului airport, the FBI said Sunday. But the FBI says it has video of…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 5 Unanswered Questions About Jesus

    As Christians worldwide gather for Easter to celebrate their belief in the death and rebirth of Jesus, researchers continue to delve into the mysteries that surround the man. The following are five questions about Jesus that, for now, at least, remain unanswered. In 2008, astronomer Dave Reneke…

    LiveScience.com
  • Devout, angry atheist finds new thing sue angrily about: VANITY PLATES

    A southern New Jersey woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that state’s Motor Vehicle Commission wrongly violated her First Amendment rights by preventing her from having a vanity license plate reading “8THEIST.” The woman, Shannon Morgan, filed the suit on Thursday, reports the South Jersey…

    The Daily Caller
  • Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

    (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the crash at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmdale,…

    Reuters
  • Why You Can’t Debate Creationists

    Advocates of the pseudo-scientific, secularized version of creationism love debates, because they give the appearance of two equal sides. Here’s what it’s like to participate in one.

    The Daily Beast
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  • Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South Korea

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China on Monday and putting regional ties under further strain. Adding to unease in the…

    Reuters
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    Sinkhole Stunner in Florida

    Massive collapse caught on tape as workers raced to save homes while more ground caved in.

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  • How 4/20 Was Celebrated in Colorado

    Colorado, a.k.a. the first state in our great nation to legalize recreational marijuana sale and use (Washington state also legalized use, but has yet to set up weed sales), marked the unofficial weed holiday (or "annual celebration of cannabis culture," as Reuters' photo captions put it) of 4/20…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • New Zealand says yes to Nigella despite US exclusion

    New Zealand officials have granted a special visa to celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who has admitted cocaine use, in an apparent confirmation she has been blocked from entering the United States, according to a report. US authorities declined to specify why Lawson was stopped from flying from…

    AFP
  • The Stupid War on the Common Core

    An unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers’ unions threatens to derail the most promising education reform in decades.

    The Daily Beast
  • Gaza rockets hit south Israel, army strikes back: officials

    Seven rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel during the Jewish Passover holiday on Monday, drawing retaliatory air strikes from the Israeli army, officials said, the first cross-border clash in several weeks. Israel's army said its strikes hit two training camps run by Hamas,…

    Reuters
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