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Scientists Find Universe is 80 Million Years Older

Posted: 03/21/2013 - A new examination of what is essentially the universe's birth certificate allows astronomers to tweak the age, girth and speed of the cosmos, more secure in their knowledge of how it evolved, what it's made of and its ultimate fate.

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Yoko Ono Tweets Against Guns Showing Lennon's Bloody Glasses

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Yoko Ono has taken up arms against gun violence with a raft of Twitter postings, including a photograph of blood-stained glasses apparently worn by John Lennon when he was shot and killed more than 30 years ago.

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'Argo' New Zealand Reference Upsets Local Residents

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie "Argo," CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O'Donnell what happened to a group of Americans when the U.S. Embassy was stormed in Tehran.

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US Offers $5M for Arrest of Tweeting US Jihadi

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Will the allure of a $5 million reward be the downfall of a tweeting, rapping American jihadi who once fought alongside the Somali militant group al-Shabab but now denounces their methods and motivations in online feuds?

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Study Finds Nearly 2 in 3 Hate Crimes Unreported

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.

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Oklahoma Teens Fatally Shot in Texas Home Invasion

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Two heavily armed teenage friends from Oklahoma drove hundreds of miles in a stolen pickup to a small town near Dallas where they were fatally shot during an apparent home invasion, a sheriff's official said Thursday.

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New "Aggie Highway" Could Connect Houston to B/CS

Updated: 04/22/2013 - The Texas Department of Transportation is in the early stages of planning a project that would extend State Highway 249 in Harris County to connect with Highway 6 in Grimes County.

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Head of Colorado’s Prisons Is Fatally Shot at Home

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The head of Colorado’s Department of Corrections was fatally shot Tuesday night as he opened the front door of his home, the authorities said, hours before Gov. John W. Hickenlooper was scheduled to sign into law a series of restrictive gun control measures.

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Director Quits Natalie Portman Film On First Day

Updated: 03/20/2013 - "Jane Got A Gun," but lost a director. As first reported by Deadline.com, director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") left the new film "Jane Got A Gun" on the first day of shooting, forcing producers to scramble for a replacement

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Convicted School Shooter Sends Disturbing Message to Victims’ Families

Posted: 03/20/2013 - After removing a light-blue button-up shirt to reveal a t-shirt onto which he'd scrawled "KILLER" in black marker, T.J. Lane, who pleaded guilty last month to murdering three teenage boys in a school shooting, smirked as an Ohio judge gave him three life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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On Gay Unions, a Pragmatist Before He Was a Pope

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Back when Argentina was on the verge of approving gay marriage in 2010, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — argued in a meeting of Catholic bishops that the church should support civil unions for gay couples, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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Nevada Town Mourns Marines Who Died in Explosion

Posted: 03/20/2013 - HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) - Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base.

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Journey Guitarist Sues Ex-mother-in-law for Libel

Updated: 03/20/2013 - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The lead guitarist for the rock band Journey has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis that accuses his former mother-in-law of libeling him in her blog posts.

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Woman Charged with Defrauding 4H Foundation

Posted: 03/20/2013 - A former Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service employee has been arrested and accused of misusing a Texas 4H Foundation checking account and credit cards.

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Justice: Email Snooping Law No Longer Makes Sense

Posted: 03/19/2013 - The Obama administration says it supports rewriting a 26-year-old law that lets law enforcement read a person's emails without a search warrant if those emails are at least 6 months old.

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Bill Would Require DNA Testing for Death Penalty

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic Sen. Rodney Ellis want to require that all biological evidence in a murder trial be tested for DNA before a prosecutor can seek the death penalty.

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Maryland School Bans Hugging

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Southern Maryland Newspapers Online reports on the new guidelines for visitors, parents and students for St. Mary’s County public elementary schools.

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