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Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Satellites to binoculars used in Flight 370 search

From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple. Some of the equipment being used to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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3 dead, 8 injured in Jersey shore motel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A fire early Friday destroyed a Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing three people, injuring eight others and leaving 10 unaccounted for, authorities said.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Navajo family fighting to stay on monument land

 WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Spring forecast: Cool in North, still dry in West

The first day of spring? Some people in Maine were shoveling 6 inches of new snow. And in Michigan, college students couldn't even burn a snowman.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Q&A: Am I stuck in my job's costly health plan?

EDITOR'S NOTE _ First in a three-part series addressing real-life questions about personal impact of health care law.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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As military sex cases end, more calls for change

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — At nearly the same time Thursday, sexual assault cases against an Army general and a former Naval Academy football player came to a close, and neither produced a conviction on that charge.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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