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Politics

Al Behrman
A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.   Full Story
 
The first lady toured the Chengdu Panda Base in Chengdu, China, and got to feed the bears apples.   Full Story
 
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Kathleen Sebelius, head of Health and Human Services, said people who are signing up for insurance before the March 31 deadline will have some extra time to finish the transaction.   Full Story
 
 

Entertainment

Francois Mori
Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.   Full Story
 
Todd Williamson
Drew Barrymore is now a mother of two.   Full Story
 
Jeffery R. Staab
Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman twice.   Full Story
 
 

Health

A HIIT session of 30 minutes or less has been shown to accelerate weight loss and boost metabolism, with one session helping your body burn calories for up to 24 hours after exercise.   Full Story
 
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When my kids are old enough to go online, we ll make sure to include a discussion about digital piracy along with conversations about safely using social media and protecting their online identities. Here's an overview of online piracy in prep for that chat.   Full Story
 
Reena Rose Sibayan
About 80 percent of people who die by suicide indicate their intention through behavior or words, but it can take a careful observer to spot the warning signs.   Full Story
 
 

Business

Artur Debat
Officials are examining plans to build the country's first ecological city with buildings heated by burning pistachio shells.   Full Story
 
NORTH OLMSTED - Avon Lake resident Cristina Bertero is stitching a big name for herself through her North Olmsted branding business, EmbroidMe.When a job opportunity uprooted her family from Brazil in 2012, Bertero, 51, said she saw the move to Avon Lake as an opportunity   Full Story
 
Three of the biggest Hollywood movies that have come out this month -- "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Draft Day," "Transcendence" -- have one thing in common: They don't look like they were shot in L.A. That's because, for the most part, they weren't. While   Full Story
 
 

Technology

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The online Games for Change Festival is linking with the Tribeca Film Festival to promote peace and creativity.   Full Story
 
With Windows Phone 8.1, the software on Windows handsets has caught up with its rivals. In a few use cases, Microsoft even offers a better experience.   Full Story
 
You've probably heard about Heartbleed by now. It's big, bad wolf of an Internet security problem. And though it's mainly server managers who have to take steps to fix it, you can manage your passwords to help protect yourself.   Full Story
 
 

Travel

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With Mad Men returning to U.K. screens on April 16, a new walking tour of New York's classic hotel bars gives fans of the show a chance to follow in Don Draper's footsteps.   Full Story
 
Fortaleza is Brazil's fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup.   Full Story
 
Color burst from enormous murals, some echoing the city's intricate Art Deco architectural patterns, others spelling out words in bold, sprayed-on letters. Amid the industrial yards, cold storage warehouses and factories were trendy shops and eateries fast transforming the area's vibe. A self-deprecating poster warned: "Beware Hipsters."   Full Story
 
 

Food

Deb Lindsey
Although teff has been a staple of traditional Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years, it is quickly climbing to super-grain status in our country.   Full Story
 
SLATE
The dessert's popularity is easy to account for: It is sweet, boozy, sticky, creamy and flammable.   Full Story
 
The science of the perfect burger is a much-contested topic. We look at what makes the perfect stack.   Full Story
 
 

National News

Brendan Smialowski
Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network?   Full Story
 
Damian Dovarganes
A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes.   Full Story
 
Peter Dazeley
A new report found that hackers are becoming more efficient and organized while many companies are struggling to get even fundamental cybersecurity measures into place.   Full Story
 
 

Sports

Franklin Reyes
Conrado "Connie" Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s, died in Havana on Wednesday at the age of 102. Marrero was the oldest living former Major League Baseball player.   Full Story
 
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Minami Katsu, who at 15 became the youngest winner on the Japan LPGA tour, says she is "the kind of person who doesn't feel much pressure."   Full Story
 
Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Here's a look at Albert Pujols' 500 career homers by year, the pitchers he hit them off of, and the parks where he hit them.   Full Story
 
 

Lifestyles

Anonymous
The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale.   Full Story
 
Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall.   Full Story
 
Michael Yarish/AMC
With Mad Men returning to U.K. screens on April 16, a new walking tour of New York's classic hotel bars gives fans of the show a chance to follow in Don Draper's footsteps.   Full Story
 
 

World News

Rescue workers in India faced a terrifying situation as a leopard burst through a roof and attacked a man on Monday.   Full Story
 
Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.   Full Story
 
At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by.   Full Story
 
 

National & World News

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Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.   Full Story
 
Congress is officially stepping into the debate about what to do in Ukraine.   Full Story
 
A day after a gas leak and subsequent explosion devastated a suburban town house development, killing one woman and injuring seven workers, investigators shifted their focus Wednesday to pinpointing the cause.   Full Story
 
 

Autos

Anonymous
The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale.   Full Story
 
HANDOUT
I like this new Cherokee. It just makes better sense with a V-6.   Full Story
 
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The mangled remains of a powerful Corvette were pulled from the depths of a sinkhole at a Kentucky museum Wednesday, completing weeks of painstaking work to retrieve eight classic cars.   Full Story
 
 

Bizarre Blotter

A museum in Seattle is one of a handful across the country celebrating a pastime that seems to be in the midst of a revival: pinball.   Full Story
 
A Salt Lake City break-in goes awry for the intruder. In Michigan, a man gets prison for spitting in a cop's sandwich - those and other odd crimes in this edition of the bizarre blotter.   Full Story
 
A photo of $120 worth of fast food helped police arrest car thieves, and other odd crime news.   Full Story