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  • Manhunt continues after one of two bombing suspects killed

    Manhunt continues after one of two bombing suspects killed

    Friday, April 19 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-04-19 21:38:14 GMT
    SWAT teams in armored vehicles took command of the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
    SWAT teams in armored vehicles took command of the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect after his older brother died in a desperate getaway attempt.
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  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?
    Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?
  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in...
    Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.
  • Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

    Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

    President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
    President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.

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  • Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:16:30 GMT
    Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avo...
    Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avo...
  • April 15 not as rushed because of online forms; taxes higher for U.S. residents

    April 15 not as rushed because of online forms; taxes higher for U.S. residents

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:06:16 GMT
    Procrastinators, beware. Tax forms dropped into U.S. Postal Service collection boxes late tonight will not have April 15 cancellations, triggering fines for late filers. “Post offices are not staying open later in the day. We’re told that 91 percent of all tax returns are done electronically now. The mail volume of tax returns has decreased,” Valerie Welsch, regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said.
    Procrastinators, beware. Tax forms dropped into U.S. Postal Service collection boxes late tonight will not have April 15 cancellations, triggering fines for late filers. “Post offices are not staying open later in the day. We’re told that 91 percent of all tax returns are done electronically now. The mail volume of tax returns has decreased,” Valerie Welsch, regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said.
  • Hannibal approves lease extension for General Mills

    Hannibal approves lease extension for General Mills

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:41:15 GMT
    The Hannibal City Council authorized the mayor to draft a three-year letter of extension of the city’s lease with General Mills, located at 3725 Warren Barret Drive in Hannibal. The least was set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.The city has had a lease with General Mills for 11 years. Jeff LaGarce, city manager, said the city negotiated a market rate proposal that included a 0.9 percent annual increase over the course of the three-year extensio...
    The Hannibal City Council authorized the mayor to draft a three-year letter of extension of the city’s lease with General Mills, located at 3725 Warren Barret Drive in Hannibal. The least was set to expire Jan. 1, 2015.The city has had a lease with General Mills for 11 years. Jeff LaGarce, city manager, said the city negotiated a market rate proposal that included a 0.9 percent annual increase over the course of the three-year extensio...
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