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2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back
BOSTON (AP) -- It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to aspire to.... 4/18/2015 1:40 PM

School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.... 4/18/2015 2:56 PM

After Israeli elections, US Zionists cast votes of their own
NEW YORK (AP) -- Call it the other Israel election.... 4/18/2015 3:29 PM

Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades.... 4/18/2015 3:23 PM

Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.... 4/18/2015 3:37 PM

Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them.... 4/18/2015 11:37 AM

Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said.... 4/18/2015 8:21 AM

Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could.... 4/18/2015 6:09 AM

New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.... 4/18/2015 10:32 AM

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
ATLANTA (AP) -- Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.... 4/18/2015 4:51 AM



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