Homeowner Charged With Kidnapping, Rape In Cleveland Abductions

Ariel Castro, charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in the Cleveland abductions (Associated Press).

Castro’s brothers were also arrested, but not charged.



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Jodi Arias Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

Jodi Arias (Associated Press).

The 32-year-old California woman could face the death penalty.



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Girl's Bones Prove Cannibalism Among Jamestown Settlers

An outdoor cooking area in Jamestown Fort (Creative Commons).

The girl's tongue, brain, cheeks and leg muscles were probably eaten.



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France, Italy Unite In Eurozone Debt Crisis

Eurozone (Stephanie Jones/Creative Commons).

Leaders pledged to push for measures aimed to revive economic growth.



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Boston Suspects' Relatives Describe Contrasting Brothers

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (Associated Press).

Relatives say they don't know how the brothers could have been involved.



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Former Texas Official's Wife Confesses To DA Murders, Implicates Husband

Mike and Cynthia McLelland's bodies were found in their home March 30 (Creative Commons).

Kim Williams said her husband shot the victims.



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U.S. Considers Supplying Syrian Rebels With Combat Equipment

Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Secretary William Hague April 10, 2013 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Creative Commons)

John Kerry will meet with international officials April 20 to discuss aiding the rebels.



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Senators Announce Bipartisan Agreement On Gun Bill

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons).

Senators reached an agreement over a bill to expand background checks.



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OC Food Bank Grows Produce Organically For The Needy

Volunteers from a church group help weed the Incredible Edible Park, April 2, 2013 (Agnus Dei Farrant/Neon Tommy).

About 500,000 pounds of produce are grown annually at the Incredible Edible Park.



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James Holmes May Plead Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty

Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes (Associated Press).

The case could be resolved as soon as April 1.



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North Korea Cuts Military Communication With South

North and South Korea run a joint industrial park at Kaesong, North Korea (Creative Commons).

The two countries still have hot lines for civil aviation authorities.



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Southern California Earthquake Causes 100 Aftershocks

Principal tremor occurred 6 to 8 miles under the San Jacinto Mountains (Creative Commons).

No injuries or damage have been reported. 



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Ex-Detroit Mayor Convicted Of Corruption

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's headshot, Wayne County Jail (Associated Press).

The former mayor could face up to 20 years in prison.



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U.S. Tries For Dialogue With Venezuela Following Chavez's Death

Memorial for Hugo Chavez at 24th & Mission in San Francisco, March 5, 2013 (Steve Rhodes/Creative Commons).

The Obama administration will send delegates to Chavez's funeral Friday.



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Dow Jones Hits Record High

Wall Street, New York (Benjamin Dumas/Creative Commons).

The Dow gained 145 points by noon.



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China Airs Prisoners’ Final Hours Before Execution

Chinese TV tower (Nikita Avvakumov/Creative Commons).

State television broadcast their final hour live, cutting away before the injections.



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Final Day For Budget Cut Negotiations

John Boehner at Capitol following meeting with Obama, Congressional leaders, March 1, 2013(Bryant Avondoglio/Creative Commons)

Obama will sign an order enacting the cuts by 11:59 p.m. Friday.



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Group Aims To Send Couple On 2018 Mars Mission

Daybreak on Mars' Gale Crater (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Creative Commons).

The group wants to send a married couple on the 501-day mission.



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PlayStation 4 Revealed By Sony

Sony's ultimate goal is to make it so all PlayStation 4 games will be playable on the Vita (Jung-nam Nam/Creative Commons).

The console will focus on streaming games across numerous devices and further social gaming.



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Air Travel Delays Expected Due To Federal Budget Cuts

Gatwick Airport departure lounge in West Sussex, U.K. (Tim Peters/Creative Commons).

Delays include flight delays, longer security lines and longer custom lines.



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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Sandi and Jesse Jackson Jr. photographed on Aug. 26, 2008 (WBEZ/Creative Commons).

Jackson may face up to five years in prison. 



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Pope Receives Ovation, Applause At Final Public Mass

Pope Benedict XVI leading a Mass at the Vatican, Oct. 11, 2012 (Catholic Church of England and Wales/Creative Commons).

It is unclear what his title will be upon resignation or what he will wear.



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Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner Believed To Be Dead, Body Found In Burned Cabin [UPDATED]

The hunt for Christopher Dorner started Feb 6. (Creative Commons)

The search for Dorner spread as far as the Mexican border.



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Lance Armstrong To Be Sued For $12 Million

Lance Armstrong speaking at SapphireNow, May 12, 2012 (Tom Rafferty/Creative Commons).

A sports insurance company said it will sue for $12 million in bonuses paid to the cyclist.



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Boy Scouts Of America Delays Vote On Gay Ban

Members of the Boy Scouts of America (The Library of Virginia/Creative Commons).

About 70 percent of Scout units are sponsored by religious denominations.



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Israeli Jets Strike Inside Syria

An Israeli Air Force jet (Creative Commons).

The Syrian government denied that a convoy had been hit.



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Bird Flu Research To Resume

Avian flu virus (Creative Commons).

Researchers stopped last January in response to concerns of aiding terrorists.



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Second Man Involved In Lone Star College Shooting Will Not Face Charges

Lone Star College (Creative Commons).

The two men involved in the argument remained in the hospital Wednesday.



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Pentagon Lifts Ban On Women In Combat

(United States Forces Iraq/Creative Commons).

The official announcement is expected Thursday.



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