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AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

BEIJING –  The Rev. John Sanqiang Cao paid no more than three dollars for the trip that would end up costing him his freedom. For years, he and fellow Chinese Christian teachers would cross the river on a narrow bamboo raft from a tree-shrouded bank in southern China into neighboring Myanmar, carrying with them notebooks, pencils and Bibles. The journey ...

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Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

A wreath is displayed at the memorial site in Boston where one of the bombs exploded in 2013 at the Boston Marathon.  (WFXT) BOSTON –  Boston marked the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings Sunday with solemn remembrances and charitable acts. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker laid wreaths early in the morning at the ...

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Spring blizzard pounds Midwest; flights canceled, deaths reported

Colleen Streefland brushes snow and ice off her vehicle in Rochester, Minn., April 14, 2018.  (Associated Press) Amid a spring blizzard in the Midwest that prompted hundreds of flights to be canceled Saturday, one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials said Sunday. A total of 469 flights had been canceled at the Minnesota airport alone, airport spokesman ...

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Man discovers escaped criminal hiding in his closet

Alexander Koretsky hid in a man’s closet while fleeing from police.  (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office) A Florida man was shocked to discover a criminal on-the-run sought sanctuary in his closet while fleeing cops. Herman Jackson, 87, of Merritt Island, Fla., said he was taking a nap Thursday when he heard a noise coming from his sliding doors. The veteran woke ...

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