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World News: bin Laden Associates-"No Remorse"; Afghan, Iraq Terror Attacks; Turkey Leaders Ban Twitter over Corruption Scandal

Posted: 03/23/2014 - Bin Laden associates show no remorse in statements... Gunmen searched twice before Afghan hotel attack... Pakistani Taliban to hold direct talks with gov't... Iraqi officials: Attacks kill 16... Syria: Army ambushes rebels who came from Jordan... Libyan official: US navy hands oil tanker to Libya... Swedish foreign minister: Turkey Twitter ban is stupid...

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Giraffe Licks Dying Zoo Worker

Updated: 03/23/2014 - Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumor and had difficulty walking or speaking. He wanted to pay a final visit to the co-workers and animals he loved...

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Day in History: "Give Me Liberty"; Lewis & Clark; Beach Boys; Watergate; Liz Taylor

Posted: 03/23/2014 - On March 23 - In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east. In 1963, the Beach Boys released the single "Surfin' USA." In 1973, before sentencing a group of Watergate break-in defendants, Chief U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica read aloud a letter to him from James W. McCord Jr. which said there had been "political pressure" to "plead guilty and remain silent." In 2011, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died in Los Angeles at age 79.

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Malaysia: Chinese Satellite Found Object in Ocean

Posted: 03/22/2014 - Malaysia's defense minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks.

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Student Takes Selfie, Destroys Statue

Updated: 03/20/2014 - Amputated, without a leg, that's how a life-size plaster statue dating back to the beginning of the 19th century was found by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan.

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8 Month Old Baby Weighs Over 40 Pounds

Updated: 03/20/2014 - An 8-month-old baby boy made headlines in Colombia on Tuesday after weighing in at over 44 pounds, three times heavier than an average child of that age.

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US News: Keystone Pipeline-Big 2014 Campaign Issue?; Great Lakes Ice Kills Ducks; Blue Angels Back; New Blimp; Car Recalls

Posted: 03/16/2014 - Dems grapple with dilemma on Keystone XL pipeline... Fish-eating ducks hard hit by severe winter, ice... Rescue workers reach basement of NYC blast site... After ashes found, daughter asks: Who did I bury?... Goodyear unveils next-generation blimp, seeks name... Navy's Blue Angels return to skies over California... Fiat recalling more than 18,000 2014 Fiat 500Ls... Honda recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans...

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World News: Iran Says Nuclear Sabotage Prevented; Karzai: US "Imposed" War on Afghans

Updated: 03/16/2014 - Iran says sabotage prevented at nuclear facility... Car bombs kill at least 19 people in Iraq's capital... Karzai says war 'imposed' on Afghanistan... Pakistan reduces sentence for doctor... Israeli minister: No peace without recognition... US offers bounties for 3 al-Shabab leaders implicated in 2013 attack on Kenyan shopping mall... China widens currency's fluctuation against dollar... Sea survivor meets companion's mother...

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Day in History: Magellan; Goddard; My Lai; Tonya Harding; Reba McEntire

Updated: 03/16/2014 - On March 15 - In 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines, where he was killed by natives the following month. In 1926, rocket science pioneer Robert H. Goddard successfully tested the first liquid-fueled rocket in Auburn, Mass. In 1968, during the Vietnam War, the My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese civilians was carried out by U.S. Army troops; estimates of the death toll vary between 347 and 504. In 1994, figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Ore., to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, avoiding jail but drawing a $100,000 fine. In 1974, the Grand Ole Opry moved from the Ryman Auditorium to a new facility at the Opryland complex. In 1991, seven members of Reba McEntire's band and her road manager were killed when their plane crashed after taking off from an airport in San Diego.

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