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Suspected Kansas Shooter Had Ties To KKK

Mon, 2014-04-14 12:01

The man suspected of killing three people at a Jewish community center and retirement home is a white supremacist formerly of the Ku Klux Klan. As Frank Morris of KCUR reports, 73-year-old Frazier Glen Cross once ran a paramilitary camp in North Carolina. Cross may have been planning the shooting for months.

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Defiant Of Deadline, Pro-Moscow Occupiers Persist

Mon, 2014-04-14 12:01

Pro-Moscow militants have taken over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine, ignoring a government deadline for them to lay down their weapons. The Ukrainian army may enter to retake the region.

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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Mon, 2014-04-14 11:57

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

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Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories

Mon, 2014-04-14 11:15

Months after exposing the National Security Agency's surveillance program, The Washington Post and The Guardian win a Pulitzer for public service. Donna Tartt won for fiction with The Goldfinch.

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Why Babies Cry At Night

Mon, 2014-04-14 10:51

Maybe she's not just hungry. One scientist thinks the chubby bundles have a devious plan: Exhausting a mom delays the arrival of another brother or sister.

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Dutch Test Glow-In-The-Dark Road Of The Future

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:35

Luminescent paint absorbs energy during the daylight hours and then glows green in the dark. If widely adopted, the inventor envisions an energy-saving smart highway.

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Russian Attack Jet Repeatedly Overflies U.S. Warship In Black Sea

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:33

The Pentagon calls the action "provocative and unprofessional." The Russian jet's low-level passes come amid ever increasing tensions over Ukraine.

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Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:08

A telephone box near British spy agency GCHQ is now adorned with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of street artist Banksy.

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Patients Often Win If They Appeal A Denied Health Claim

Mon, 2014-04-14 08:10

Obamacare set national rules for appealing a denied health claim — a process that used to vary by employer and state. Consumers should appeal more often, advocates say. Half the time, they'll win.

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Japan May Send Maglev Train Expertise To U.S., Without A Fee

Mon, 2014-04-14 08:06

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken about the idea with President Obama, and Japan is reportedly willing to include billions of dollars in loans to help underwrite the expensive project.

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Ohio Ordered To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

Mon, 2014-04-14 08:01

A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.

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French Police Deploy DNA Dragnet To Solve Rape Of Teen

Mon, 2014-04-14 07:46

Investigators say they've run out of leads in the September rape at a high school in western France and are hoping that a mass sampling of male students will produce a suspect.

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Deficit Forecasts Shaved, But Likely Won't Shrink For Much Longer

Mon, 2014-04-14 07:32

While the Congressional Budget Office has lowered its shortfall projections for the next few years, it warns that deficits will start rising substantially again unless policymakers act.

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The Grumpy Point: When A Man Turns 70

Mon, 2014-04-14 07:13

For many older men, life gets better and better — until it gets worse.

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There's A 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It?

Mon, 2014-04-14 07:03

The weather may play havoc with the sky-watching on the East Coast, though much of the Midwest and West ought to get a good view.

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Search For Jet Goes Underwater; Oil Slick Also Being Analyzed

Mon, 2014-04-14 05:37

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared March 8. More than a month later, no traces of the plane or the 239 people on board have been found. The focus remains on an area of the southern Indian Ocean.

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For Second Night, Valparaiso Fire Spreads Misery In Chile

Mon, 2014-04-14 05:36

At least a dozen people were killed and more than 2,000 homes destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc Saturday and Sunday in the city of Valparaiso. Some 10,000 people have evacuated their homes.

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Dozens Dead, Scores Injured After Bomb Blast In Nigeria

Mon, 2014-04-14 04:25

The explosion at a bus station near Abuja is thought to be the latest in a string of such attacks by the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram. More than 70 people were killed. More than 120 were injured.

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In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Occupiers Defy Deadline, War Fears Grow

Mon, 2014-04-14 03:35

A deadline set by the Ukrainian government passed without gunmen leaving sites they have seized in the eastern part of the country. But the prospect of Ukrainian troops moving in is rattling nerves.

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'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings

Mon, 2014-04-14 02:50

Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people Sunday during attacks on a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home.

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