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Brother and sister, 4, die in house fire

Two 4-year-old children were killed after a fire broke out in a home in Queens around midnight Saturday. Five people were rescued from the blaze, according to New York City Fire Department spokesman Khalid Baylor.

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Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated president in 2009.

There were a number of similarities between Obama's 2009 and ...

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Will GOP's health law focus pay off in 2014 midterms?

Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a platform against the Affordable Care Act from now until the November midterm elections.

South Korea victim family

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Transcript reveals panic on South Korean ship

Passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry could not board lifeboats because the vessel had quickly listed too much, a crew member on the ship said, according to a radio transcript released Sunday.

The dramatic conversation that took place while...

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Reuters

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in New Jersey in the 1960s, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.

Ukraine-Russia unrest

CNN

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of auth...

Boston anniversary finish line

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Boston Marathon: How to keep 26.2 miles safe

As 36,000 marathoners get ready to pound the streets of Boston on Monday, authorities have their own mammoth task ahead: trying to keep all 26.2 miles of the course safe.

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Yemen: Possible drone strike kills militants

A suspected drone strike killed at least four al Qaeda militants Sunday in Yemen, officials said.

Woman face defraud charges

WBZ

Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old tabby called Puddy Cat is at the center of an extensive embezzlement case out of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Puddy Cat once st...

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'8THEIST' denied, 'BAPTIST' approved; atheist sues

Shannon Morgan identifies as an atheist and wants the world, or at least the car behind her, to know it. But the state of New Jersey says no.

Morgan, of Leesburg, is suing the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for rejecting her request for a vanity ...

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