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Colorful hats, Cave Hill and Colonel Sanders: Swing by Louisville for a mix of the historic and the contemporary

Colorful hats, Cave Hill and Colonel Sanders: Swing by Louisville for a mix of the historic and the contemporary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When it’s Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and…

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Footnote in same-sex marriage case: While defending Proposition 8, lawyer learned his daughter is gay

Footnote in same-sex marriage case: While defending Proposition 8, lawyer learned his daughter is gay

WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.

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Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.

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Boston waits to see whether security hampers marathon's festive mood

BOSTON — There’s a tense excitement running through this city as it prepares for the 118th Boston Marathon, a uniquely Bostonian event, held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, which celebrates the first battles of the Revolutionary War.

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

A young couple shares a tender moment in a street leading towards the barricade in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached …

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

A boy rides a bicycle past a building with Russian and Ukrainian national flags and words reading "Ukraine had sold herself for dollars Russia" in Uspenka village, 4 kilometers (2.8 miles) to the Ukrainian-Russian border, Donbas region, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Dashing hopes of progr…

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Masked pro-Russian activists play with a ball as they guard a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildin…

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Pro-Russian activists guard barricades in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the governme…

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

A masked pro-Russian activist guards a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, …

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Pro-Russian gunman patrol a streets in downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from …

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Cake and songs at Ukrainian barricades

Cake and songs at Ukrainian barricades

DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

The new government says it is working on constitutional reforms, but pro-Russian forces like these in Donestk say it must be disbanded.

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Mary Sanchez: Bloomberg gives the NRA a convenient lightning rod

Please, Mr. Bloomberg, leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium.

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Tech review: TripCase organizes travel plans with ease

Frequent travelers, take heed: If you’re not using a mobile application to keep all your trip information easily accessible, you need to stop what you’re doing and download a copy of TripCase right now.

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Houses put on the market in winter actually sell better

WASHINGTON — It’s common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house.

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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

YORK, Pa. — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

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Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

This Colt .45 revolver is believed to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone. The gun sold for $225,000 at an Earp auction. 

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Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

SCOTTSDALE — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.

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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

This Feb. 6, 2014 photo, provided by the office of the Iranian President, shows Hamid Aboutalebi, an Iranian diplomat, who was recently named as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, speaking in his office in Tehran, Iran. President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Ir…

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