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Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:40am
BEIRUT (AP) -- Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the revolution....
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Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:40am
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety....
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A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:50am
NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand....
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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:20am
KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) -- Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane - and the boy - landed in Hawaii....
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No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:31am
WADOWICE, Poland (AP) -- His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the landmark with little more than a shrug....
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Cuban-American leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:27am
MIAMI (AP) -- Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned....
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US weighs curbing deportations

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson....
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1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:28am
BOSTON (AP) -- Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started....
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David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:33am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson....
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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies....
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Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:30am
DALLAS (AP) -- A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away....
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Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:00am
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:59pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened....
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How jet stowaways can survive cold, lack of oxygen

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:58pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii. While the number of known stowaway attempts is few, people have survived with surprising frequency....
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Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:58pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him....
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Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:54pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far....
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MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:20pm
A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org ....
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American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:11pm
BOSTON (AP) -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon....
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Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

AP Top Stories - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:08pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within "days, not weeks" whether Russia is abiding by the accord, a U.S. diplomat said....
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