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Only 6 percent of Americans really care about the royal wedding

With just under a week to go until Kate Middleton and Prince William wed, news of the royal nuptials is inescapable. The dress, the (lack of) the ring, the guests, the security — it’s all getting coverage. Here’s one surprising piece of royal-wedding-related news, however: Only six percent of Americans…

Kloppenburg asks for recount in Wisconsin court race

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s election oversight agency said on Wednesday that the challenger in the close race for a seat on the state Supreme Court has asked for a recount. The April 5 high court contest was widely seen as a referendum on the state’s new Republican leadership and…

Son pulls own teeth with pliers after father refuses help

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A man was charged with child endangerment after his teenage son pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers because his father refused to take him to a dentist, authorities said on Wednesday. Francisco Torres, 41, was arrested on Tuesday after police determined that his 14-year-old…

Blast at Belarus metro station kills several people

MINSK (Reuters) – A blast hit a metro station in the center of the Belarusian capital Minsk on Monday and police said some people had been killed. The state news agency BelTA said the blast occurred at 5.55 p.m. (11:55 a.m. ET) at the metro station Oktyabrskaya on a square…

Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Kloppenburg declares victory

MADISON, Wis – The challenger backed by Democrats and labor unions in a closely-watched Wisconsin election for a Supreme Court judge seat declared victory on Wednesday over a veteran judge backed by Republicans. But a recount is virtually certain in the race that became a referendum on Republican Governor Scott…

‘Flying’ submarine would explore deepest parts of the ocean

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, known for such exploits as trying to balloon around the world, said on Tuesday he planned to explore the deepest parts of the world’s oceans with a jet-like submarine. The 18-foot (5-1/2 meter) vessel is capable of descents of more than…

WATCH LIVE: Rep. Paul Ryan unveils spending cuts plan

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WATCH LIVE: Obama outlines his new energy security policy

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Obama confident Gaddafi will step down

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was confident that Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi would “ultimately” step down and that he had not ruled out supplying arms to rebels seeking to oust him. Obama said the “noose” is tightening around the Libyan strongman, but noted it did not…

Ohio House committee passes public union curbs

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would restrict collective bargaining rights for about 350,000 public employees and ban them from striking. The bill was modified to remove jail time as a possible penalty for workers who participate in strikes and to allow police and firefighters to…

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