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    OU frat racist chant learned on nat'l leadership cruise

    OU frat racist chant learned on nat'l leadership cruiseThe University of Oklahoma will hire a new vice president to handle diversity efforts in the wake of the racist chant that made national headlines earlier this month, the university's president announced Friday.
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    Amanda Knox on verdict: 'I am tremendously relieved'

    Amanda Knox on verdict: 'I am tremendously relieved'Amanda Knox's ride through the Italian justice system is now over after a court overturned her conviction for the murder of her roommate in 2007.
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    Kentucky on Notre Dame: 'It's just another game'

    Kentucky on Notre Dame: 'It's just another game'Head coaches and players for the Universities of Notre Dame and Kentucky talk about Saturday night's matchup in the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
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    Saturday's forecast: It feels like winter again!

    Saturday's forecast: It feels like winter again!The national weather forecast for Saturday, March 28 calls for a cold front that will usher in below-normal temperatures for the eastern half of the country.
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    See spectacular light show from Delta IV rocket launch

    See spectacular light show from Delta IV rocket launchThe Delta IV launched into space Friday with astronaut Scott Kelly who will be on a year-long mission.
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    Al Pacino: Nobody wanted me in 'The Godfather'

    Al Pacino: Nobody wanted me in 'The Godfather'Al Pacino sat down with USA TODAY's Bryan Alexander and reveals that he had an uphill battle to be part of 'The Godfather' movie franchise.
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    Selfie-loving thief taunts owner of iPhone

    Selfie-loving thief taunts owner of iPhoneAn alleged selfie-loving iPhone thief started taking pictures of herself on a stolen phone...but the pictures were automatically uploading the owner's Facebook page.
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    Husband dies in crash after grabbing wheel from wife

    Husband dies in crash after grabbing wheel from wifeA husband has died after being ejected from his car in Houston. Police say the man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was arguing with his wife when he grabbed the steering wheel causing the car to overturn.
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    What does Harry Reid's retirement mean for the Senate?

    What does Harry Reid's retirement mean for the Senate?Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced he will not seek re-election. Reporter Jon Ralston discusses the effect this may have on the political landscape.
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    Boy sex abuse victims congratulated for fondling woman

    Boy sex abuse victims congratulated for fondling womanA 32-year-old allowed a boy and his 6 friends, between the ages of 11 and 15-years-old, to fondle, lick and touch the 32-year-old's private area. The adult is also alleged to have had oral sex with the 15-year-old.
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    Dog's tail cut off, left to die at owner's door

    Dog's tail cut off, left to die at owner's doorA family had to put their dog Ginger down after they found her barely alive at their front door one night. The dog had wounds all over her body and her tail had been cut off.
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    Zayn Malik 'upset' he let One Direction fans down

    Zayn Malik 'upset' he let One Direction fans downIn his first interview since announcing his departure from boy band One Direction, Zayn Malik says the hardest part was letting down his fans.
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    Michael Sam has no regrets about coming out

    Michael Sam has no regrets about coming outWhile sitting down with sportscaster Dale Hansen, NFL prospect and former player Michael Sam said he did not regret coming out.
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    Mom delivers baby in the car. On highway. Feet first!

    Mom delivers baby in the car. On highway. Feet first!Amanda Nelson and her husband Jon were about a mile from the hospital when Amanda's water broke. Hear the 911 call when she realized she'd given birth in their car.
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    Prosecutor: German co-pilot hid illness from employer

    Prosecutor: German co-pilot hid illness from employerGerman prosecutors say the co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane hid an illness from his employers. A doctor's note found inside his home reportedly says Lubitz required an extensive medical leave from work.
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    $1 million bond for mom of children found in freezer

    $1 million bond for mom of children found in freezerThe mother whose two children were found dead in a freezer was arraigned on child abuse charges and is being held on a $1-million cash bond. Records also indicate the mom forced one of her kids to place her dead sister's body in the freezer.
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    Street artist uses rainy Seattle days to make magic

    Street artist uses rainy Seattle days to make magicPergrine Church is somewhat of a rain-maker... or rather, a rain-art-maker. See how his works of art surprise and bring smiles to unsuspecting pedestrians on Seattle's soggiest days.
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    Missing woman's severed foot is a 5 year mystery

    Missing woman's severed foot is a 5 year mysteryWhat exactly happened to an Ohio woman whose severed foot was found days after she went missing?
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    Missing 5-year-old boy's body found in septic tank

    Missing 5-year-old boy's body found in septic tankAfter days of searching for a five-year-old Virginia boy, police found his body in a septic tank near his family's home. No one is in custody and the cause of death has not been determined.
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    Deputies heard teen screaming after brother shot him

    Deputies heard teen screaming after brother shot himInvestigators still don't know why a 12-year-old boy opened fire on his two brother before killing himself, or where he got the gun. Deputies had no previous interactions with with the family.
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    1 dead, 3 injured in horrific Texas bridge collapse

    1 dead, 3 injured in horrific Texas bridge collapseOfficials says a semi-trailer dislodged a steel and concrete beam on an overpass that is under construction, which fell on several vehicles on the interstate.
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    Co-pilot who crashed German plane trained in Arizona

    Co-pilot who crashed German plane trained in ArizonaThe co-pilot responsible for crashing a Germanwings airplane into the French Alps underwent training at a facility in Goodyear, Arizona.
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    Which city has the longest commute to work?

    Which city has the longest commute to work?A transfer of jobs from cities to suburbs is making the commute to work longer for the average America.
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    Tornado survivors in Oklahoma digging through rubble

    Tornado survivors in Oklahoma digging through rubbleSurvivors of the tornado that hit parts of Oklahoma recall the harrowing experience.
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    Mall of America's #ItsMyMall Twiiter campaign backfires

    Mall of America's #ItsMyMall Twiiter campaign backfiresThe Mall of America says its new marketing campaign has created 'confusion on social channels' after a hashtag backfired and was taken over by the group Black Lives Matter and its supporters.
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    Critic's Corner: 'The Walking Dead' season finale

    Critic's Corner: 'The Walking Dead' season finaleUSA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews AMC's 'The Walking Dead' for Friday, March 27, 2015.
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    Friday's forecast: From Spring back to Winter

    Friday's forecast: From Spring back to WinterThe national weather forecast for Friday, March 27, 2015 calls for rain in the East along with colder temperatures, snow from the Appalachians to western New York, and frigid air from the Plains to the Great Lakes.
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