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It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:41 -0400 
    More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon — the first since last year's bombings.

In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:02:54 -0400 
    The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.

Marathoners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:02:00 -0400 
    The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route.

Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:02:00 -0400 
    President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.

LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:39:00 -0400 
    Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

Car Hits Packed Florida Church, Injuring About 20 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:15:00 -0400 
    The Lexus sedan slammed into the church Sunday night just as the annual Easter concert was about to begin. The car went through the building's brick outer wall and several rows of pews, police said.

16-Year-Old Survives In Wheel Well Of Maui Flight 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:58:00 -0400 
    The teenage boy survived the trip from California to Hawaii on Sunday unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

Grand Jury Probe Could Complicate Rick Perry's Prospects 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:52:00 -0400 
    A grand jury in Austin is considering whether the Texas governor abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer.

Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:07:00 -0400 
    Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:00:10 -0400 
    Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:20:00 -0400 
    The Cannabis Cup festival's date is no coincidence – it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Denver is hosting it for the first time since state pot laws were relaxed.

Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:16:00 -0400 
    Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:39:00 -0400 
    The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.

'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0400 
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:28:00 -0400 
    Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.