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    Churches Use Weed to Attract Worshipers on 4-20

    By Candice Naranjo

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date Full Article


    USDA Creates New Program That Will Monitor Pig Virus Infections

    By Candice Naranjo

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year. The porcine epidemic diarrhea Full Article

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    Chris Brown Trial Could Start Friday Afternoon

    By Brian Shields

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge in Washington is expected give her verdict soon in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge. Brown's trial could start as soon as Friday afternoon, after the judge finishes Full Article

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    Officials Sieze Polygamist Warren Jeffs’ Texas Ranch

    By Candice Naranjo

    (CNN) -- Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Schleicher County Sheriff's Office Full Article

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    VIDEO: Michaels Confirms Security Breach

    By Brian Shields

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. The nation's largest arts Full Article

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    Man Charged with Killing Infant Son So He Could Play Video Games

    By Candice Naranjo

    HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was Full Article

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    Wife Says “Scandal” Actor Threatened to Kill Her

    By Candice Naranjo

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week. The allegation is part of Tanee Short's affidavit filed Tuesday asking for a restraining order to keep her Full Article

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    Mazda Recalling Tribute SUV’s

    By Candice Naranjo

    DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the Full Article

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    Dutch Supreme Court Bans Pedophile Group

    By Candice Naranjo

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has banned a Dutch group that advocates the legalization of pedophilia. The decision Friday completes a lengthy legal process. The group, "Martijn," had argued it should be permissible to lobby for the legalization of Full Article

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    7 Dead After Boat Capsizes in Indonesia

    By Candice Naranjo

    KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said. Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people who Full Article

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    Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant With First Child

    By Mario Sevilla

    (CNN) – Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child. The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's Full Article

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    Teens Frantically Call for Help After Mom Drives Them into River

    By Candice Naranjo

    Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday. Ultimately, a passer-by helped all four escape from the cold Delaware River in Full Article

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    Parents Concerned Over “Sexy” Prom Dresses

    By Candice Naranjo

    (CNN) -- For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actually welcoming the rite of passage. "'I always told my girls to 'dress Full Article

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    Putin Insists Russia Doesn’t Want Alaska Back

    By Brian Shields

    MOSCOW, Russia -- "Who needs Alaska?" Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to know. That was Putin's response to a call in question and answer show. One woman suggested Russia should annex Alaska which it sold to the U.S. for $ Full Article

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    US Airways Employee Keeps Job After Pornographic Tweet

    By Candice Naranjo

    NEW YORK -- The US Airways employee responsible for sending out a pornographic tweet Monday will not be fired, the company said, because it was a mistake. A link to a pornographic image was included in a tweet from US Full Article

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    Puerto Rico Mourns Loss of Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano

    By Brian Shields

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Feliciano, a member of the Fania All Stars, Full Article