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Marathon In Boston Interrupted By Double Blasts

The Boston Marathon is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathons.Three people were killed Monday when two explosions occurred near the race's finish line. President Barack Obama warned in a statement that those responsible would feel the "full weight of justice."
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GOP Wants Immigration Bill To Address Border Security

The bipartisan immigration package expected Tuesday from the Senate's Gang of Eight will likely include language on measuring border security. This has become key for Republicans who oppose the idea of legalizing the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants.
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Bankruptcy Affects More Than Patriot Coal's Retired Miners

Retired miners are converging on St. Louis Tuesday for a union rally to protest a proposed cut in health benefits. Patriot Coal is in bankruptcy and has asked a federal judge to allow it to shed most of the health coverage for nearly 10,000 retired miners. But most of those miners never worked a day for Patriot.
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Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court

After a South Carolina couple adopted a baby girl, her biological father sought full custody. Normally, the Supreme Court does not hear such disputes, but this case tests a federal law meant to stop Native American children's being improperly taken from their families.
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Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

It's called a use tax. As far as I can tell, accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it.
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Online Tools Help People Connect After Boston Marathon Bombing

Even as the shock and horror of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon had yet to subside Monday, people were turning to online tools to check on the safety of their friends and family who were at the event. The latest estimates of the casualties include more than 3 dozen people injured, with two dead.

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