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20 years later, wounds remain from Oklahoma City bombing

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Protesters greet Arctic drill rig's arrival in Port Angeles

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Arctic drill rig to arrive in Washington Friday

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Alaska-bound wolverine almost escapes in New Jersey airport

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Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in death of Odin Lloyd

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    20 years later, wounds remain from Oklahoma City bombing

    by CBS News on Apr 17, 18:20

    Timothy McVeigh was executed for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 20 years ago this weekend. 168 people, including 19 children, were killed. It was the deadliest act of homegrown terror in U.S. history. Nearly 700 were hurt. Some suffered the kinds of wounds that never heal. The scenes from April […]

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    Protesters greet Arctic drill rig’s arrival in Port Angeles

    by Associated Press on Apr 17, 8:10

    Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific. The 400-foot Polar Pioneer was due to be off-loaded in Port Angeles, on the Olympic Peninsula, to have equipment installed. The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://is.gd/hgRrhp) that […]

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    Arctic drill rig to arrive in Washington Friday

    by Associated Press on Apr 15, 13:04

    A drill rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic will arrive in Port Angeles on Friday and remain there for about two weeks before it heads to Seattle. In a statement, the Port of Port Angeles said the 400-foot Polar Pioneer will be off-loaded and then have equipment installed. Protesters have […]

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    Alaska-bound wolverine almost escapes in New Jersey airport

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 15, 12:04

    An orphaned wolverine bound for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center nearly escaped at the Newark Airport Tuesday, according to Newark Port Authority officials. David Powell with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was taking a male European wolverine from the Kristiansand Zoo in Oslo, Norway to AWCC, and discovered a hole made by the animal in […]

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    Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in death of Odin Lloyd

    by Stephanie Slifer / CBS News on Apr 15, 7:47

    Last Updated Apr 15, 2015 10:39 AM EDT FALL RIVER, Mass. - Aaron Hernandez, who once dominated the football field as a star tight end for the New England Patriots, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister. A 12-person jury reached the verdict Wednesday, […]

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    Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    by Associated Press on Apr 14, 12:37

      WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama’s bid to normalize relations between the two countries. The White House says on Twitter that Obama has submitted to Congress required reports and certifications indicating his intent […]

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    Ramp agent found in Alaska Airlines cargo hold, says he ‘fell asleep’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 13, 15:24

    An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency return trip to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff Monday after pilots heard a banging noise coming from beneath the plane, according to a statement from the airline. Flight 448 to Los Angeles was airborne for only 14 minutes before landing again in Seattle. Upon landing, a ramp agent […]

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    More than 100 sickened by norovirus during San Diego cruise

    by Associated Press on Apr 13, 12:08

    Updated 3:18 p.m., April 13 SAN DIEGO — Federal health officials say about 200 people have come down with vomiting and diarrhea aboard two San Diego-bound cruise ships. The Centers for Disease Control says 112 passengers and crew were sickened by norovirus aboard the Celebrity Infinity, which carried some 2,000 passengers from Fort Lauderdale to […]

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    U.S. protests ‘unsafe’ intercept of reconnaissance plane by Russia

    by CBS/AP on Apr 13, 10:14

    The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it “unsafe and unprofessional” amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow. Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright on Sunday said the U.S. was filing a complaint to Russia after the April 7 incident over […]

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    Judge grants Shell restraining order against Greenpeace; group leaves Arctic drill rig

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 11, 18:59

    The six activists from Greenpeace who boarded a Shell oil drilling rig in the Pacific Ocean have abandoned ship. This comes six days after the group, in opposition to offshore drilling in the Arctic, scaled and camped out aboard the Polar Pioneer, which is being transported on a larger vessel called the Blue Marlin. Greenpeace sites ”worsening weather conditions at sea” […]

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    Man fatally shoots himself at U.S. Capitol; lockdown lifted

    by CNN / AP on Apr 11, 14:25

      A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after shots were fired in an apparent suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says a man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building, which triggered a roughly two-hour lockdown. No one else is hurt. During the lockdown, no one […]

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    ‘Royal treasure’ lost in shipwreck 2 centuries ago returned to Hawaii

    by CBS News on Apr 09, 19:59

    A museum in Hawaii is preparing to open a treasure-trove of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht sunk off the coast of Kauai 191 years ago. Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser, worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to dredge up the findings from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II, aka […]

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    Alaska lawmaker to Washington: Target Boeing before Shell

    by Associated Press on Apr 09, 16:57

    If officials in Washington state wind up not allowing Royal Dutch Shell to base its Arctic drilling fleet in Seattle over environmental concerns, members of the Alaska Legislature suggest another business decision for its neighbor to the south. A resolution, from Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault, a Republican, suggests public officials in Washington consider closing […]

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    Official: Guard shot and critically wounded at Census Bureau

    by Associated Press on Apr 09, 16:09

    Updated 8:16 p.m., April 9: Police say a man who kidnapped a woman in a domestic dispute shot a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland before leading police on a chase into Washington, D.C., that ended with the suspect and an officer wounded. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told a news conference […]

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    Woman with cancer asked to leave Alaska Airlines flight in Hawaii

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 10:40

    A California woman with cancer says she got kicked off a flight home from Hawaii after being told she couldn’t fly without a doctor’s note. Elizabeth Sedway, who has a type of blood cancer, tells San Jose TV station KNTV (http://bit.ly/1yVR4uR) that she and her family were asked to leave the Alaska Airlines flight to […]

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

    by CBS/AP on Apr 08, 10:33

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of multiple counts Wednesday, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. The verdict was reached Wednesday afternoon after a little over 11 hours of deliberations over two days. Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as the […]

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    Japanese reactor radiation detected off B.C. coast

    by Associated Press on Apr 07, 20:50

    Radiation from the leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor has been detected on the shores of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed 16,000 people. University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen said Monday that it’s the first time radiation has been found on the shorelines of North […]

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    ​Finalists named in campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill

    by CBSNews.com Staff on Apr 07, 20:46

    A group working to put a woman on the $20 bill has revealed its finalists: Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller. The finalists were named after a five-week voting period that saw more than 256,000 voters cast ballots on the website WomenOn20s.com. The four finalists were narrowed down from a group […]

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    UPDATE: Shell files lawsuit after Greenpeace scales drill rig

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 06, 11:19

    Last Updated April 7 Shell has filed a complaint in Alaska federal court against Greenpeace after a group of activists scaled a vessel traveling to drill on Shell leases in the Arctic early Monday morning. In a statement released Tuesday, Shell said that boarding the ship was dangerous and put the safety of everyone involved […]

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    Obama family worships at historic Baptist church in Virginia

    by Associated Press on Apr 05, 12:57

    President Barack Obama and his family are attending Easter services at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, which says its history goes back to the time when Thomas Jefferson was in the White House. According to the church’s website, the Alexandria Baptist Society was formed in 1803 when members split from another church […]