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First Vote Set On Senate Gun Bill Amid GOP Resistance

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The Senate is poised to take its first procedural vote on a gun control bill Thursday at 11 a.m. ET, marking the first congressional floor action on a piece of gun legislation since the December massacre in Newtown, Conn., claimed the lives of 20 small children and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Gunman Holding Firefighters Killed; 4 Hostages Okay

Updated: 04/10/2013 - Four firefighters held hostage in Georgia are slightly injured. SWAT members killed the gunman who was holding them. Police say the gunman wanted his power and cable turned back on.

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Jailed Couple Was Looking For Armegeddon

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Joshua and Sharyn Hakken seemed to have a charmed life, doting on their two young boys, buying a comfortable home and building successful careers as engineers. It all derailed last year when police in Louisiana found the family inside a hotel room with drugs, weapons and promises from the parents to take "a journey to the Armageddon."

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Malawi Government Lashes Out At Madonna For Being A Diva

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The Malawi government issued an angry attack on the pop diva Madonna Wednesday, alleging she expected to be granted VIP treatment during her controversial tour to this southern African country last week.

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With Major Issues On Tap, Obama Continues GOP Outreach

Posted: 04/10/2013 - With debates on the budget, gun control and immigration looming, President Obama continues his outreach to Republicans, looking for more opportunities for cooperation with Republican senators when he dines with a host of them Wednesday evening at the White House.

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North Korea Said To Be Ready For Missile Test Any Day

Updated: 04/10/2013 - The prospect of a North Korean missile test is "considerably high," South Korea's foreign minister told lawmakers Wednesday as Pyongyang calmly prepared to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world's attention with dramatic displays of military power.

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Texting, Fatigue Blamed For Missouri Helicopter Crash

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Medical helicopter crashed in Mosby, Missouri in 2011, killing pilot and three others. Pilot engaged in private text conversation while preparing for doomed flight. Actions could influence federal rules on texting, phone calls by pilots.

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Cuba To Turn Over Florida Couple And Children

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Foreign Ministry official Johana Tablada told The Associated Press in a written statement Tuesday that Cuba had informed U.S. authorities of the country's decision to turn over Joshua Michael Hakken, his wife Sharyn, and their two young boys.

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High School Enjoys First Integrated Prom

Updated: 04/09/2013 - As Quanesha Wallace remembers, it was around this time last year when the idea first came up at Wilcox County High School. It was nothing big, just chatter about prom, school, what comes next, what they'd change.

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North Korea Now A "Clear And Direct Threat"

Updated: 04/09/2013 - The Obama administration calculates it is likely North Korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time based on the most recent intelligence showing it is likely Pyongyang has completed launch preparations, a U.S. official said.

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14 Wounded In Texas College Stabbing Attack

Updated: 04/09/2013 - More than a dozen people were wounded when a suspect went building-to-building in an apparent stabbing attack at a Texas college campus Tuesday, authorities said.

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North Korea Warns Foreigners To Evacuate The South

Posted: 04/09/2013 - North Korea is urging all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate or find out where they can take shelter because it says the rival Koreas are on the eve of a nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

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Children Found Dead In Tragic Dirt Wall Collapse

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Children were playing at a home construction site and buried when wall collapsed. Rescuers dug 24 feet and worked for hours to try to save the children, who were retrieving a small pickaxe when the wall of dirt fell in on them.

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Carnitine Chemical May Explain Link Between Red Meat, Heart Disease

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have discovered it's not the saturated fats or cholesterol from a fatty steak that's triggering heart problems, but a chemical process involving gut bacteria and a compound found in meat called carnitine.

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