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35 min ago | Sunherald.com

Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service said that most fish they caught had acceptable levels of mercury, but 4 percent exceeded healthy levels.

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4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In Florida

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they've also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish.

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8 hrs ago | ABC News

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Redwood City Boating Accident

The U.S. Coast Guard says one person was killed and one was injured when a sailboat taking part in a race collided with a channel marker buoy in San Francisco Bay.

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11 hrs ago | KSWO

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.

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14 hrs ago | KIII

Little government response to bombing a year later

A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

The shadows of volunteers Luis Varela, left, and Marco Murakami are seen on the ground as they paint over graffiti on the walls of Hinchliffe Stadium, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Paterson, N.J. .

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KTVN Reno

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday evening.

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KMIZ

$100K bail in alleged Boston bomb hoax

A judge on Wednesday set bail at $100,000 for a man accused of carrying a fake bomb near a Boston crowd that was marking the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Prince George Citizen

Michael Bloomberg plans $50 million to build gun control network to fight NRA

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

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Salisbury Journal

Family tribute to marathon runner

The family of a London Marathon runner who died after completing the course have paid tribute to a "a fun-loving and caring person".

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WTEN-TV Albany

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Review: 'Bears' is engaging; vividly shot

Keenly following the scent of "African Cats" and "Chimpanzees," Disneynature's "Bears" combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect as it documents a year in the life of a mother Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

10 things to know for Wednesday

The accident involving a ferry that was headed to a tourist island killed three passengers and many more are feared dead.

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Bradenton.com

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

He stumbled over a pothole, opening a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.

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National Public Radio

A Year After Background Check Defeat, Modest Goals

Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

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KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Man Charged After Suspicious Bags Found Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

A man was charged Tuesday with possession of a hoax device, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace after two suspicious bags were found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon amid stepped-up security on the anniversary of the bombings that shook the city a year ago.

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KSWO

2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and... A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence ... (more)

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Victims of high school stabbing return to campus for first time since horrific attack

One-way ticket to paradise: Private island in the Bahamas with six beaches, four houses and its own AIRSTRIP goes on sale for $9m BREAKING NEWS: Bomb squad rush to suspicious package left at finish line of Boston Marathon by 'barefoot man in black hat and veil' on anniversary of atrocity Ivy League lawyer, 35, sentenced to life without parole after ... (more)

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USA Today

Congresswoman to run Boston Marathon for young victim

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, will be running her first Boston Marathon in honor of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old who died in last year's bombings.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

Authorities say they are looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father last week.

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