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USGS: 7.8 aftershock shakes Chile's north coast

Updated: 04/03/2014 - The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile's northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night.

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Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

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House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

Posted: 04/02/2014 - House Republicans are pressing ahead with a plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax hikes and Medicare cuts engineered by President Barack Obama.

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U2, Linda Ronstadt among 25 albums to be preserved

Posted: 04/02/2014 - U2's "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an influential Christian rock album are among 25 recordings chosen for preservation at the Library of Congress.

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GM faces more questioning

Posted: 04/02/2014 - General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces more questioning on Capitol Hill today, this time from a Senate subcommittee.

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No immediate US tsunami threat from Chile quake

Posted: 04/01/2014 - U.S. officials say they've found no imminent threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington after a major earthquake near Chile, but the danger is still under evaluation.

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Health care website stumbles on last day

Updated: 03/31/2014 - The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day.

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Another case between Apple-Samsung heads to court

Updated: 03/30/2014 - The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.

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7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

Updated: 03/30/2014 - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

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Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges

Posted: 03/30/2014 - Many college graduates spend years working off tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. But at seven work colleges around the country, students must work on campus as part of their studies - at jobs like landscaping, cooking and public relations - to pay off at least some of their tuition.

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Inspectors issue 50 citations to 3 coal companies

Posted: 03/29/2014 - The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors have issued 50 citations to three coal companies in Kentucky for alleged health and safety violations.

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Kentucky among Elite Eight teams remaining in NCAA tournament

Posted: 03/29/2014 - The NCAA men's regional finals are set following Friday night's action. Second seed Michigan will take on No. 8 Kentucky in the Midwest final at Indianapolis, and fourth seed Michigan St. will battle No. 7 Connecticut in the East at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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