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Cause sought of NJ shore motel fire that killed 4

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — An early-morning trip to the bathroom saved Joe Frystock's life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014

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With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

CHICAGO (AP) — For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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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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