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'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings

Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people Sunday during attacks on a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home.
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Brother Fights Death Penalty Charges In Marathon Bombing Case

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is fighting charges that could carry the death penalty. His defense, in part, points the finger at his deceased older brother as the mastermind. A trial is still months away.
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Police Incorporate Marathon Bombing Manhunt Into Crisis Plan

Years of training helped save lives at last year's marathon, and it's an exemplary part of Boston history. The subsequent effort to capture the bombers leaves a legacy whose lessons are more complex.
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Record Beef Prices May Lead Grillers To Cheaper Cuts Of Meat

The Southwestern drought has led to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.
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What Girl Wouldn't Want A KFC Corsage?

It's prom season and KFC wants to get in on the action. For $20, prom goers can order a corsage. Because of food safety, the chicken isn't included — it's to be picked up on the way to the event.
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Kansas Shootings Investigated As A Hate Crime

Police in Overland Park say three people were shot and killed on Sunday at two different Jewish facilities. A man in his 70s was arrested at an elementary school and was taken into custody.
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As Election Nears, Congress Is Expected To Be Less Productive

If anything, 2014 has been marked with a flurry of show votes. Those are votes on bills that have no realistic hope of passing Congress, but are done to make political points.
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More High-Mileage Cars Available To U.S. Buyers

A new wave of high-mileage cars is making its way to the U.S. market. Full-size cars that routinely get 40, even 50, miles per gallon on the highway have been on sale for years in Europe.
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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

What we think about food may change how our bodies respond to it. Sip what you think is a rich milkshake, and your body acts as if you've had a fatty treat, even if it's really a lower-calorie drink.
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3 Dead After Shootings At Jewish Facilities Near Kansas City

One shooting took place at a Jewish community center and another happened at an assisted-living facility. Authorities say a person of interest is in custody, The Associated Press reports.

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