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Devils, Kings To Meet In Stanley Cup Finals Game 1

The Stanley Cup Finals start Wednesday night with the New Jersey Devils facing off against the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings have only made it to the finals once before in their 45-year history. And that has hockey fans in the city relishing the moment.
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Self-Taught Folk Music Icon Doc Watson Dies At 89

Doc Watson was considered one of America's greatest musicians — as good a singer as he was a guitarist. Blind from the age of one, Watson taught himself to play primarily by listening to the records in his father's collection and to the other musicians in his North Carolina mountain community.
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Obama Awards Medal Of Freedom To 12 Honorees

President Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, to a dozen people Tuesday. The list of names include astronaut John Glenn, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and musician Bob Dylan.
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Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?

Using recycled materials is increasingly common in building construction. But some architects are taking the green movement a step further, creating entire homes and businesses from discarded shipping containers. They call it cargotecture.
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GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign

Thaddeus McCotter's campaign fell far short of the number of petition signatures he needs to qualify for the August primary ballot. Compounding his troubles: It appears election fraud may have played a part in the failure.
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In Europe's High Season For Sports, Soccer Rules

The Olympics calls itself a "movement," but to most fans, Euro Cup soccer is a rock concert. In the coming months, Europe will host the French Open, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the British Open and the Olympics. But the biggest draw may be soccer's quadrennial Euro Cup.
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Maine Independent Aims To Be Senate King, Acknowledges Potted Plant Potential

The most potentially influential politician you've probably never heard of, former two-term Maine Gov. Angus King, on Tuesday officially entered the race to replace retiring moderate GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe. King is running as an independent as control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs.

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