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  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreationalmarijuana.

  • 4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

    NEW YORK (AP) — A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.

  • Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral
    Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

    BOSTON (AP) — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.

  • Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home
    Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
    Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects
    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

  • Easter morning delivery for space station
    Easter morning delivery for space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

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  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
    Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

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    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fine on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.

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    HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected insurgents in southern Thailand shot dead three people in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, including a 2-year-old girl, police said.

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

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