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Two women found in Lake Erie died of drowning
The Ottawa County coroner said there was no evidence that hypothermia was a contributing factor in either the death of Amy Santus or Paige Widmer; he did not note any injuries. He also confirmed that both women were wearing life jackets and other clothing that would have kept them warm while on the boat.

Pensive pope joins faithful for Good Friday
Francis joins tens of thousands of faithful in ancient arena in downtown Rome.
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Bacon found guilty in death of son
Mother of 6-month-old boy convicted of murder, child endangering.

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Unconfirmed reports say the phone could have a 3-D interface.

Ohio unemployment drops to 6.1%
March rate is lowest since spring of 2008.

Prince now owns his Warner Bros. songs
Record label announces it has reached an agreement with the pop icon.

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes
Researchers believe robotic explorer likely vaporized.


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