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Louisville actress' schedule too tight for parade

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The head of the Kentucky Derby Festival says Academy Award-winning actress and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence has a standing invitation to be grand marshal of the annual Pegasus Parade. But it won't be this year. She's too busy.

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80th anniversary of first Everest flight marked

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The grandson of one of the first men to fly over Mount Everest says he marked the 80th anniversary of the pioneering flight by flying to the world's highest mountain.

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Obama pushes gun control in CO

Updated: 04/03/2013 - President Barack Obama travels to Colorado today to step up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers and at least a vote in Congress on an assault weapons ban and limits on large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Scientists: China bird virus likely silent threat

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of the bird flu strain that recently killed two men in China say the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1 because it might be able to spread silently among poultry without notice.

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UK couple face jail for killing 6 children in fire

Updated: 04/03/2013 - A British couple are facing long jail terms when they're sentenced today for starting a fire that killed six of their children, in what prosecutors say was an attention-grabbing stunt gone tragically wrong.

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Hallowed ground at West Point cemetery

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The West Point Cemetery has taken in graduates of the Long Gray Line from the age of the cavalry charge to the dawn of drone strikes.

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USDA taking applications for health care grants

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications for $3 million worth of health care projects for communities of up to 50,000 people in the eight-state Delta region.

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Specialty plate focused on lung cancer approved

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The Department of Vehicle Regulation's Special Plate Committee has approved the license plate design "Fighting Lung Cancer" by Big Daddy's Race for Time Inc., a lung cancer foundation.

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10 Things to know for Wednesday

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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Northeast drilling boom threatens forest wildlife

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Like a quiet neighborhood cut up by an expressway, northeastern forests are changing as pipelines and other structures crisscross them amid the region's gas drilling boom.

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Dead fish wash up along Lake Erie's NY shoreline

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Thousands of dead fish are washing up on the Lake Erie shoreline in the Buffalo area, but state Department of Environmental Conservation officials say it's nothing to be alarmed about.

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NM governor to sign space travel liability bill

Updated: 04/02/2013 - Gov. Susana Martinez is scheduled to visit the southern New Mexico city of Truth or Consequences on Tuesday afternoon to sign a bill that will shield commercial space travel companies from some damage lawsuits.

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Colorado shooting match canceled over new gun laws

Posted: 04/02/2013 - A regional shooting competition that would have brought hundreds of people to Montrose has become the latest casualty of new Colorado gun laws set to kick in just a few days before the competition.

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Colorado shooting match canceled over new gun laws

Posted: 04/02/2013 - A regional shooting competition that would have brought hundreds of people to Montrose has become the latest casualty of new Colorado gun laws set to kick in just a few days before the competition.

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Prosecutor: Researcher stole cancer data for China

Updated: 04/02/2013 - A researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin is charged with espionage after prosecutors say he stole details of a cancer-fighting compound that he wanted to share with China.

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Ex-ambassadors urge US, Russia to mend rift

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Former ambassadors of Washington and Moscow say the United States and Russia should leave behind their differences and focus on common interests and challenges such as Syria.

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Obama to announce brain mapping project

Posted: 04/02/2013 - President Obama is announcing a new investment into research to map the human brain in hopes of unlocking some of its mysteries.

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