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U.S. astronaut launching on history-making mission

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:42pm
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and stay there nearly a year, twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station.
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Aaron Hernandez fiancee says she was instructed to remove box

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:27pm
The fiancee of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.
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Humming bass sound puts out fires

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:27pm
Boom out da fi-ya! Bass out da flames! Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students in Fairfax, Virginia catches on.
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Secret Service tightens rules on drinking and driving

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:13pm
The Secret Service has issued new guidelines on the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the operation of government issued vehicles, according to a memo obtained by CNN.
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NCAA Sweet 16: Top seeds advance

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:02pm
Kentucky is so awesome right now you are probably watching the NCAA men's basketball tournament to see who is going to get second.
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How a 19-year-old stoner became the accused Boston bomber

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:00pm
Listen closely to the testimony in federal court and you begin to learn how a 19-year-old stoner who played Jay-Z, watched "The Walking Dead" and referred to himself on a resume as "nice" and a "people person" came to embrace violent global jihad.
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Sen. Harry Reid picks his successor

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:53pm
The surprise move is certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic Party in the Senate.
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HIV outbreak prompts public health emergency in Indiana

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:51pm
Indiana is declaring a public health emergency in one county due to an epidemic of HIV.
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Longtime rival to get an opening when Indiana Sen. Dan Coats retires

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:49pm
Republican Sen. Dan Coats won't run for re-election in 2016, ending his political comeback while creating an opening for one by his long-time Indiana rival -- former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh.
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NCAA 'concerned' ahead of next week's Final Four in Indianapolis

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:45pm
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom" has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.
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Vote-a-rama mania hits the Senate

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:35pm
Senators are slogging through a grueling and exhausting day as they cast scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which could last until the wee hours of Friday morning before there is a final vote on the bill.
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How 2016 race could boost criminal justice reform

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:34pm
An overhaul of U.S. criminal justice laws looks increasingly possible, and the 2016 presidential campaign just might give the effort a shot in the arm, says Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey.
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Cops: Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on subway

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:52am
A man has been charged with first degree aggravated sexual abuse after police say video shows him attacking a sleeping passenger on the subway.
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The week in 41 photos

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:27am
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Police: 2 missing in New York building explosion

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:55am
Two people remain unaccounted for following an explosion Thursday at a building in Manhattan, two New York police sources said.
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FBI arrests father of LAPD officer charged with murder

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:45am
The father of a Los Angeles police officer wanted for murder has been charged with making a false statement to an FBI agent, the FBI said Thursday in a press release.
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After annual vote-a-rama, Senators approve budget resolution

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:44am
After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.
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Eaglets hatch on webcam after harsh winter

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:25am
Two baby eagles emerged from their shells after their nest was buried in snow during incubation.
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Woman accused of cheating fund set up for Boston Marathon bombing victims

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:25am
A woman who claims she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with fraudulently collecting money from a fund set up for the victims.
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Berghdahl describes the torture he endured

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:22am
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's attorney released a two-page letter from Bergdahl describing the torture he endured, which included months spent chained to a bed and further years spent chained on all fours or locked in a cage.
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