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Evidence spotted for universe's early growth spurt

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say they've spotted evidence that a split-second later, the expansion of the cosmos began with a powerful jump-start.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014

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Obama announces sanctions on Russian officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.

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General chokes up as he details affair during plea

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him.

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Texas makes final push for insurance enrollment

HOUSTON (AP) — Sara Rodriguez recently received a $4,000 bill for a six-hour emergency room visit to treat a fever. She says she can't pay, but she's also not planning to buy health insurance through the new federal marketplace.

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Feds: 9/11 mastermind's testimony should be barred

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York judge should disallow testimony from the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks at the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law.

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Newtown struggles to meet mental health demand

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the charities paying for mental health care for children and families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre are running short of money and officials don't know how much they'll need — and for how long — to repair the psychological scars from the mass shooting.

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Winter's final encore? More snow for parts of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter-weary motorists faced another treacherous commute Monday in parts of the Mid-Atlantic as snow and frigid weather blew in just days before the start of spring.

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Defense: General's deal drops sex assault charge

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general who admitted to multiple affairs with soldiers under his command was expected to plead guilty Monday to a host of charges while the most egregious — that he forced one woman to perform oral sex — was to be dropped as part of a deal.

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