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  • A man was taken into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing was disrupted Tuesday evening by a report of a suspicious backpack.
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explosion, boston marathon bombing, national news
  • 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is interviewed at a fires direction center at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Requa is breaking new ground at Fort Bragg. Shes one of a small number of female lieutenants brought into lead a cannon platoon at the North Carolina base.
  • By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed.
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u.s. military, national news
  • Survivor John Odom speaks to ABC7s David Ono on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Survivor John Odom speaks to ABC7's David Ono on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
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explosion, boston marathon bombing, bombing, national news, david ono
  • ABC7 viewer Aaron Gao took this photo of the blood moon from Hawthorne, Calif., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • The rare 'blood moon' from a total lunar eclipse was spotted across Southern California skies. See the photos!
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nasa, national news
  • U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040
  • Tuesday is the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns, but those who need more time may file for extensions.
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taxes, national news, darsha philips
  • Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe talks to the media as U.S. Attorney Berry Grissom, right, listens, during a news conference in Overland Park, Kan., Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in the shootings near Kansas City.
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shooting, national news
  • Copper Beech Farm, a 12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in Greenwich, Conn has been sold for $120 million. Real estate agent David Ogilvy believes the sum is the most ever paid for a residential property in the United States.
  • The 50-acre, 13,000 square foot estate in Connecticut is believed to be the most expensive home ever sold in the United States.
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real estate, national news
  • Survivors and supporters find ways to move on after a difficult year.
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boston marathon bombing, bombing, national news
  • A lunar eclipse is seen in this photo provided by NASA.
  • A total lunar eclipse was seen Monday night across Southern California and revealed a rare 'blood moon.'
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nasa, national news
  • This photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade.
  • A Utah woman told police she strangled or suffocated six babies shortly after giving birth to each of them.
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arrest, homicide investigation, murder, national news
  • In this frame grab from video provided by NASA, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, left, ferrying three crew members, approaches the International Space Station, Thursday, March 27, 2014.
  • A rocket bound for the International Space Station bringing supplies for computer repairs has been delayed.
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nasa, national news
  • Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, is shown in his booking photo. He is accused of killing three people at Jewish-related sites on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • A shooting spree that killed three people at Jewish-related sites near Kansas City could be charged as a hate crime.
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shooting, arrest, national news
  • Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove was arrested on six counts of murder Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • A woman has been arrested on murder charges after authorities found the bodies of seven infants inside a home in Utah.
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arrest, unbelievable, national news
  • Authorities at the scene of a shooting near a Jewish center in Kansas on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  • A man in his 70s opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center in suburban Kansas City, killing three people.
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national news
  • Susan Walters, who strangled a hitman to death, gives an interview to Eyewitness News in this undated file photo.
  • A Portland woman came home one night and found a stranger in her house with a hammer and the intent to kill her.
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murder, national news
  • Ana Trujillo, left, faces a murder charge after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, with a stiletto heel.
  • A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for stabbing and killing her boyfriend with a 5.5-inch stiletto shoe.
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court case, legal, national news
  • Hillary Clinton avoids a shoe thrown at her during a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
  • A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as she was giving a keynote speech during a Las Vegas convention.
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hillary rodham clinton, amazing video, national news
  • Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords testifies before a Washington state House panel Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The man who shot her was ranting online months before the rampage, according to new documents released.
  • The man who shot ex-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords unraveled months before the rampage, according to new documents released.
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senate, shooting, gun control, national news
  • President Barack Obama, flanked by outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, and his nominee to replace her, current Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, during a news conference on Friday, April 11, 2014.
  • President Obama nominated his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.
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president barack obama, national news
  • Booking photo from the Orange County, Fla. Sheriffs Office shows Robert Alex Corchado, 28, who is the suspected hit-and-run driver in a crash at a day care center in Winter Park, Fla., which claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl.
  • Police say Robert Alex Corchado was in custody, and charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident.
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accident, car crash, national news
  • Parents with their children are escorted away with Orange County deputies after a vehicle crashed into a day care center killing one child and injuring 14 others Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla.
  • A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a child and injuring 14 others.
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accident, car crash, national news
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants a U.S. agency to turn over records from a Twitter-like program it built in Cuba.
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twitter, senate, national news