Chelsea Manning allowed to formally change name

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The Army private convicted of funneling intelligence secrets to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks can legally change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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Guns in bars? 7 'extreme' rules in new Georgia Law

Point by point, the new rules that permit guns in churches, schools, bars and government buildings.

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Mall adds ‘fast lane’ after girl, 10, complains about slow shoppers

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Thanks to the suggestion of a 10-year-old girl who is tired of being stuck behind slow walkers, a British mall has added a “fast lane” painted on its floor. 

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Up in Arms: Georgia governor to sign controversial gun bill Wednesday

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Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.”

But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.”

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Startling Stat: 76% of released inmates offend again

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An ‘awesome moment’: Boston Marathoners carry runner to the finish line

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Fellow runners stopped to pick up a man who collapsed near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, and physically carried him across the finish line.

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Bulldog beauty pageant features tiaras, tutus and slobber 

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These beauties will have you drooling.

Fifty canine contestants competed in the 35th annual Beautiful Bulldog pageant, a slobberfest that takes place at Drake University’s campus in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mother-daughter bombing victims cross Boston Marathon finish line

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Last year, Celeste Corcoran didn’t get to see her sister Carmen Acabbo cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Wounded by bomb blasts, Celeste, 47, lost both legs below the knee, and her daughter Sydney, now 18, also suffered severe injuries.

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Too good to be true? Powdered ‘cocktails’ fizzle

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A new powdered alcoholic drink called Palcohol had a quick debut and an even quicker demise.

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Could bananas go extinct? ‘Serious’ fungus threatens fruit

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The fruit is under assault from a disease that threatens the popular variety that Americans slice into their cereal.

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Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy

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If you were a kid back in 1989, chances are you really, really wanted a Game Boy.

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Boston Fast! American Meb Keflezighi wins men’s race

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Meb Keflezighi became the first U.S. man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 in a shocking upset victory Monday, one year after twin bombings rocked the world’s oldest annual marathon

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Record time! Kenya’s Jeptoo wins Boston women’s race

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Rita Jeptoo won the woman’s race for the second year in a row with a course record of 2:18:57.

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Teen stowaway survives 5-hour Hawaii flight in jet wheel well

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A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the voyage halfway across the Pacific Ocean unscathed despite frigid temperatures, FBI and airline officials said.

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South Korea ferry capsized after turning at speed: Prosecutors

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The South Korea ferry likely capsized when it turned at too high a speed, prosecutors said Monday as the death toll climbed to 87, with 215 still missing.

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