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  • In Ukraine, Rowdy Scene Where First Shots Were Fired

    In Ukraine, Rowdy Scene Where First Shots Were Fired

    Outside an airbase in Kramatorsk in Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian demonstrators swarmed and roughed-up a Ukrainian general who came out to talk to them after troops inside had earlier opened fire, apparently wounding three. Photo: AP Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • Suspicious Backpacks Dropped Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

    Suspicious Backpacks Dropped Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

    Police say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. The bomb squad is checking the backpacks found Tuesday. Police have cleared the area. Trains are bypassing the nearby Copley Square station. The police department has tweeted asking people to

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  • T. Rex Arrives For More Than A Night At The Museum

    T. Rex Arrives For More Than A Night At The Museum

    Joining a diverse roster of iconic American objects from Judy Garland’s ruby slippers to the space shuttle Discovery, a nearly complete T. rex skeleton was welcomed to the Smithsonian Tuesday. The dinosaur is on loan to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History for at least the next 50 years. Split up into many crates, the bones arrived in Washington, D.C., this week after a road trip from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., the fossil’s former home

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  • GM CEO ‘agonized’ Over Putting Two Engineers On Paid Leave

    GM CEO ‘agonized’ Over Putting Two Engineers On Paid Leave

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said she “agonized” over last week’s decision to put two GM engineers on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra’s comments, made to reporters on Tuesday after an industry conference ahead of the New York Auto Show, referred to Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, two engineers involved in the development of the defective switches, which are being replaced in 2.6 million recalled GM

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  • New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

    New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

    The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage. The surveillance program by the NYPD Intelligence Division had come under fire by community activists who accused the department of abusing civil rights. The program relied on plainclothes officers to eavesdrop on people in bookstores, restaurants and mosques. Source: wochit news

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  • Thousands Flee Gun Battle As Chad Withdraw From Central African Republic

    Thousands Flee Gun Battle As Chad Withdraw From Central African Republic

    Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in the Central African Republic Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbor. The Chadian troops were escorting the last 540 Muslim residents of the northwestern town of Bossangoa to Gore in Chad when militia attacked the convoy at night on April 11th as it passed through Boguila, around 310 miles north of the capital Bangui. Source: wochit news

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  • The Royal Tour

    The Royal Tour

    The latest royal tour stop brought Prince William and Kate Middleton to the Royal New Zealand Police College just outside of Wellington, where the British royals made their last stop in New Zealand. Afterward, they made their way to the airport to catch a flight to Sydney, where the Australian leg of the royal tour is set to start with a visit to the Sydney Opera House and a speech from Prince William. Source: wochit news

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  • Brazil Looks To Swap World Cup Publicity For Carbon Credits

    Brazil Looks To Swap World Cup Publicity For Carbon Credits

    Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games. The World Cup begins June 12 and Brazil’s Environment Ministry said it has launched a program to convince owners of credits to exchange them for publicity in official documents of the event. Source: wochit news

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  • New Hurricane Forecast Maps To Show Flood Risk From Storm Surge

    New Hurricane Forecast Maps To Show Flood Risk From Storm Surge

    When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges. Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist for the National Hurricane Center in Miami said, “We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible for over half the deaths in hurricanes. Source: wochit news

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  • Cressida Bonas Not Royal Material?! Prince Harry’s Pals Think She’s “Too Carefree” For The Royal Family

    Cressida Bonas Not Royal Material?! Prince Harry’s Pals Think She’s “Too Carefree” For The Royal Family

    It sounds like not everyone in Prince Harry ‘s circle of friends and family thinks Cressida Bonas is the right woman for him. In fact, a few people close to the 29-year-old royal are saying he and his 25-year-old girlfriend shouldn’t get married. a source tells E! News “There is a growing feeling among a small section of them that Cressida isn’t the perfect choice for him. Source: wochit news

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  • Don’t Write A Tax Check That Your Bank Account Can’t Cash: Payment Options Are Available

    Don’t Write A Tax Check That Your Bank Account Can’t Cash: Payment Options Are Available

    Each year, tens of millions of taxpayers find themselves writing out a check to pay off Uncle Sam. Not all taxpayers can cough up the funds to pay off their tax liabilities by April 15. If your tax bill is more than you counted on, don’t panic and do something to make it worse. Some options include putting the payment on a credit card, which will help you pay pay off the debt over time. Enroll in EFTPS or an

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  • Don’t Write A Tax Check That Your Bank Account Can’t Cash: Payment Options Are Available

    Don’t Write A Tax Check That Your Bank Account Can’t Cash: Payment Options Are Available

    Each year, tens of millions of taxpayers find themselves writing out a check to pay off Uncle Sam. Not all taxpayers can cough up the funds to pay off their tax liabilities by April 15. If your tax bill is more than you counted on, don’t panic and do something to make it worse. Some options include putting the payment on a credit card, which will help you pay pay off the debt over time. Enroll in EFTPS or an

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