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26 min ago | KXXV-TV Waco

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

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3 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Red Sox rally from five-run deficit to win

A game that started with an emotional pregame tribute to the victims and survivors of last year's Boston Marathon bombings ended with the Boston Red Sox winning 6-5 in walk-off fashion on a Baltimore Orioles error in the ninth inning Sunday night at Fenway Park.

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Related Topix: Marathon, Sports, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Flaherty

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Snowmobilers Escape Uninjured After Moose Encounter in Maine

A run-in with an angry moose ended without injury for a pair of New Hampshire snowmobilers, but they say that the incident has changed how they think about wildlife.

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National Public Radio

On Eve Of Marathon, Festivities And Tight Security

Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners - easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets - picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the race's history.

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EDGE

Boston Prepares for Huge Wave of Marathon Visitors

With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

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ABC15.com

Africa land grabs endanger elephants

Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

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KMBC-TV

Easter tension in Israel, prayers in Boston

In Jerusalem, security will be tight throughout the city. Tensions escalated Saturday when Israeli security forces halted Palestinian Christians who took part in a pre-Easter procession in the Old City.

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Halstead Gazette

Marathon runner denies cheat claims

A man who ran the second half of the London Marathon in less than half the time it took him to complete the first has denied claims he cheated.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

"If I could have one wish, it would be to win this specific race on this specific day," she said this week.

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SFGate

Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter

Surfers and rowers gather around a Hobie Cat catamaran off Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif.

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SILive.com

Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'

Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.

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National Public Radio

Golden Eagle Found In Wyo. Tied For Second-Oldest

A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species that has ever been tagged in North America, Wyoming wildlife officials said.

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KMBC-TV

What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada ranch to protest what they see as an overreach of the federal government.

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Journal Gazette

Today in History, April 19

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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San Bernardino County Sun

Contraceptives helping to thin the bison herd on Catalina Island

Wildlife Biologist Calvin Duncan with an air rifle that will deliver a contraceptive-filled dart.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Boston.com

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line MondaySports

David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Will Tsarnaev get death sentence if guilty?

It may be a foregone conclusion in the minds of many that accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty of murder.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.

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KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

Thirty miles into her attempt to set the record for the world's longest triathlon, Bastidas, 47, had to start over due to a GPS malfunction.

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News9 Oklahoma City

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when... Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary ... (more)

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