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  • South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested
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  • Strong earthquake hits Mexico
  • The quake sent panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties
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  • Easter 4/20
  • Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear
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  • Mount Everest avalanche
  • An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured
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  • Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
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  •  Citrus County Sheriffs Department
  • A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.
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  • Killer forgiven at the gallows in Iran
  • The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute when the mother of his victim forgave him.
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  • Killer forgiven at the gallows in Iran
  • Incredible photos show a convicted killer about to be hung at the gallows in Iran just before he is spared - by the victim's family.
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  • At more than 13 pounds, a local mother gave birth to a not-so little bundle of joy on Monday that nearly broke the state record.
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  • "We knew he was big, but not that big," said mom Danielle Dwyer. Baby Waldo Dwyer nearly broke a state record.
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  • VA soda
  • A South Carolina man says his 89 cent mistake has turned into a huge federal citation
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  • Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
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  • We have a new scale to measure cutness: one to baby meerkat.
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  • We have a new scale to measure cutness: one to baby meerkat.
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  • Kansas City shooting suspect
  • Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more
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  • Kansas City highway shooting suspect in custody
  • Police arrested a suspect in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways
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  • This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, photo, shows the door on a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa.
  • Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.
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  • Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
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  • Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life
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  • A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white Southern college.
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  • Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.
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  • Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.
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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
  • Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged 'rocky moments over the past year' but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign
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  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year
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  • Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack
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  • President Barack Obama
  • Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections
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  • Pope Francis washes feet in Holy Week ritual
  • Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual
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  • A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn't want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do
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  • Mount Tabor Park
  • The mix of 38 million gallons (144 million liters) of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure
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  • Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high
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  • The majority of those on board the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea were high school students on a school trip to a tourist island.
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  • Captain of S. Korea ferry apologizes
  • The captain was one of the first people to escape the doomed vessel
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  • This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Cornealious Anderson.
  • He was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.
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  • Fire trucks collide
  • A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said.
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  • south korea ferry disaster
  • See images of the capsized ferry and rescue effort in South Korea
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  • KFCs Double Down
  • This is not a drill: KFC plans to bring back its infamous Double Down starting April 21.
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  • Walter Unbehaun
  • Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.
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  • Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.
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  • SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station.
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  • No hooking billboard
  • It's big, it's eye-catching, and residents of an Oklahoma City neighborhood say it's making the area a nicer place to live
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  • Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country. The quake was moderate and no injuries were reported.
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  • An explosion and fire at a property in Tennessee where several ammunition and explosives plants are based has killed one person and left three injured.
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  • Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
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  • Make-A-Wish lets boy fly like Iron Man
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make Max Vertin's wish come true by setting him up with a vertical wind tunnel
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  • Rude receipt
  • A server in Washington state took her frustration out on a customer. But she found out the hard way that you just don't mess with people's moms
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  • Make-A-Wish lets boy fly like Iron Man
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make Max Vertin's wish come true by setting him up with a vertical wind tunnel
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