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Man charged with marathon hoax due in court
BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court....
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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others....
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Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing....
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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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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place....
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3 rescued from ship taking on water in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crew members aboard a towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain (PON'-chuh-train)....
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Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison....
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Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary....
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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers - the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. - aren't foolproof....
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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 city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday....
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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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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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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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