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Boston Marathon Explosion; Death Count At 12 [Developing]

Officials at the scene of the Boston Marathon - where two explosions have gone off - are placing the death count at 12, with nearly 50 injured.

The first of the explosions occurred in  the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel - a complex that acts as race headquarters - near the finish line

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Boston Marathon Explosion; Police Investigate Incident At Finish Line

BREAKING:  Police are investigating reports of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  The hotel that serves as the headquarters for the event is in a state of lockdown, as officials sort out the details

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Obama Administration Versus The Catholic Church; US Council Of Bishops Continues Their Legal Fight Against The HHS And Religious Freedoms

Now that the election is over, the fight between Barack Obama and the Catholic Church is over - right?  Not so fast.

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IRS Follows You On The Internet

Here's something to think about before you go online and before the upcoming April 15th tax deadline:  The Internal Revenue System has gone high-tech in the digital age, tracking your movements online in an effort to snuff out tax evaders.

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What Do All of The Red Equal Signs on Facebook and Twitter Profiles Mean? Find Out Why They’re Popping Up on Social Media

If you've been on Facebook or Twitter today, you've undoubtedly noticed several people changing their profile picture to a red equal sign that is spreading rapidly around the web. What is this supposed to signify?

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You Could Be Forced To Pay A “Fat Tax” If Airlines Think You Are Too Heavy

A new cost could be added to your plane travels. Airlines are noticing that more people are overweight, larger people make the airlines have to use more fuel to run their planes. More fuel costs money, so in order to pay for the extra fuel, airlines want the people who are obese to pay their fair share.

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Chris Crossing – One Third Of Americans Don’t Know Our Own Country’s History, Do You? [VIDEO]

My Brother in law moved from Great Britain to America and wanted to be a citizen of the United States so he had to take a naturalization test. He once asked me some of the questions and I was embarrassed that I didn't know some of them.

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Yoko Ono Urges New Gun Control Laws

Since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980, his widow Yoko Ono has devoted herself to campaigning for stricter gun control legislation -- so it's only fitting that yesterday (March 21), Ono celebrated what should have been their 44th wedding anniversary by issuing a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the ongoing battle over our interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Obama Runs Out Of Gas In Israel; Limo Accidentally Filled With Diesel

Apparently they must not fill up the President's Limo very often;  Barack Obama's visit to Israel has suddenly become more complicated and costly as one of his staffers accidentally filled up his car with diesel instead of gasoline.

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Water Kicks Soda to the Curb to Become the Most Popular Drink in America

If you’re in the water business, it’s time to break out the champagne and celebrate.

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Is Your Unclaimed Tax Refund Among the $1 Billion Being Held by the IRS?

There are still a few weeks left to file your 2012 tax return, but April 15 of this year marks another important deadline for taxpayers: it's your last chance to file for a refund on your 2009 taxes.

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Obamacare Raises Your Pet’s Vet Costs

As details slowly become available about the ramifications of Obamacare on the health costs of humans, another angle is being exposed;  The health act will also raise the costs of your pet's healthcare.

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