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  • Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters in the two…

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  • 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 crash occurred at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmdale, which is located about 63 miles north of…

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  • Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning

    A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches, emergency officials said. The 4-year-old half-siblings, a boy and a girl, were at their grandfather's home in the city borough of…

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  • Boston Marathon looks to emerge from shadow of 2013 bombing

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Runners from the world's elite racers to first-timers will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first time the race has been held since last year's deadly bombing attack. Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race's 118-year…

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  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and…

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  • Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

    An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter. Helen Felumlee, 92, died on April 12 at their home in Nashport, Ohio, about 55 miles east of Columbus, and her husband…

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  • Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at South Carolina college

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based. …

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  • Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman

    (Reuters) - A former U.S. Army Ranger who was in the same platoon as ex-NFL player Pat Tillman has stated in a television interview that he believes he might have fired the shots that killed Tillman in a 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan. Steven Elliott, 33, told ESPN program "Outside the…

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  • Slow-moving landslide in Wyoming resort town destroys home

    A slow-moving landslide claimed a house in Jackson, Wyoming as crews scrambled to prevent a water main from rupturing and flooding the affluent resort town with two million gallons of water, a city manager said Saturday. The landslide, which has prompted the evacuations of homes, apartment…

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  • Accident caused Tennessee ammunition plant blast, U.S. agency says

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - An explosion at a central Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one man and injured three other people this week resulted from an industrial accident, a federal official said on Saturday. The blast on Wednesday at Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen occurred in an…

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  • Man under evaluation for alleged gun threat at L.A. Times building

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man who allegedly threatened to open fire in the building that houses the Los Angeles Times' headquarters was being held in custody for a mental evaluation, police said on Saturday.

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  • Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible. Flight…

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  • Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

    A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, with safety concerns prompting authorities to halt efforts to stabilize the area, city officials said on Friday. The landslide has displaced residents of several homes and two apartment buildings…

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  • Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, arrested on…

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  • U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration further delayed its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project on Friday, with no conclusion now likely until after the U.S. mid-term elections in November. President Barack Obama has said he will have the final say…

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  • Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned

    By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime. Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor…

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  • Teck's Red Dog zinc mine still operating after quakes

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog operation in Alaska, the world's largest zinc and lead mine, is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few miles from the site. Two extremely shallow earthquakes, a magnitude 5.6 and a magnitude 5.3, struck just…

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  • Teck's Red Dog zinc mine 'operating as normal' after earthquakes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teck Resources said on Friday its Red Dog zinc mine, the world's largest, in Alaska is operating as usual after two earthquakes struck a few miles from the site. "Mild tremors were felt at Red Dog operations. There were no safety concerns and the mine is currently operating as…

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  • TransCanada CEO 'disappointed' with Keystone XL pipeline delay

    (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp Chief Executive Russ Girling said on Friday he was "extremely disappointed and frustrated" with yet another delay in making a decision on a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The statement followed the decision by the U.S. State Department to extend the…

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  • Lawmakers, green groups weigh in on Keystone XL delay

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline. The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat…

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