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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years....
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2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said....
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Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city....
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Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line
BOSTON (AP) -- A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said....
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751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds....
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GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy....
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New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims
NEW YORK (AP) -- A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday....
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Delta evacuates jet in Atlanta due to cabin smoke
ATLANTA (AP) -- Passengers were evacuated from a domestic Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday after a "smoky odor" was detected in the cockpit and main cabin due to what was later determined to be a burned-out fan....
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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Judge lets conviction of Arkansas treasurer stand
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A federal judge Tuesday upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, saying prosecutors proved she illegally influenced interstate commerce and rejecting her argument that the case against her should have been heard by state authorities....
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Brothers hurt in marathon bombing retrace route
BOSTON (AP) -- Two Boston-area brothers who each lost a right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings have retraced the marathon route on the anniversary in a relay walk-and-ride with relatives and friends....
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Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber....
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New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Tuesday....
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Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) -- Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday....
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