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15 injured after fire truck rams into California restaurant

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:34pm
Two fire trucks answering a call collided at an intersection in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening into a restaurant and leaving 15 people injured, including several firefighters.
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Texas executes man for fatally stabbing 3 members of Corpus Christi family 13 years ago

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:13pm
A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a Corpus Christi home has been executed by Texas prison authorities.
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Texas fertilizer plant explosion: Victims choose closure over answers

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:11pm
Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.
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1 dead, 3 injured in Tennessee explosives plant fire

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:04pm
One person has died and three others have been injured in a fire at a plant that makes explosives in McEwen.
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Indiana faces deadline on new education standards after dropping Common Core

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:17pm
As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.
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Fate of new Indiana education standards uncertain as tight deadline for approval approaches

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:08pm
The national spotlight is on Indiana's education leaders as they speed toward a deadline to replace Common Core learning standards with benchmarks crafted by the state.
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Portland reservoir flush planned after teen cited for urination

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:33pm
Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.
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Big Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:21pm
Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.
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Up to 100 Georgia students hit by blast of pepper spray in high school hallway, police say

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:13pm
Police say up to 100 students were affected by a blast of pepper spray set off in a hallway at a Georgia high school.
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Freeze leaves Fla. Panhandle with dead trees; palms, citrus, other non-native species hit hard

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:13pm
Some Florida Panhandle property owners lost thousands of dollars in palms, citrus trees and other non-native plants because of the incredibly harsh winter in that area.
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Killer of Michigan trooper hospitalized after prison cell suicide attempt

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:09pm
An official says a man sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper remains hospitalized after trying to kill himself.
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Bill Nye tells why he agreed to Creation Museum debate, says he underestimated its popularity

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:04pm
TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye says he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.
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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits after 'careful consideration'

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:42am
The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates.
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Former CFO of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm charged in $1.2 billion fraud

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:41am
The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud.
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Man accused of dropping backpack at Boston marathon finish line has mental disorder, mom says

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:37am
A man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings has a mental disorder, his mother told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
  
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California considers protecting gray wolf; state game commission to decide endangered status

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:36am
A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.
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2 more charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father, following 6 arrests last week

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:34am
Two more people have been charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
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Mentoring groups help minority companies accelerate growth, create jobs in local communities

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:10am
Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.
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Boston police detonate two unattended backpacks found near Boston Marathon finish line

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:00am
Boston Police issued an all-clear for the area near the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday after two unattended backpacks were discovered on the one-year anniversary of a deadly bombing of the famous road race. 
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As it redesigns SAT, College Board offers a look at kinds of questions students might face

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:12am
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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