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Durant scores 51; Thunder top Raptors in 2 OTs

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is congratulated by teammate Serge Ibaka (9) after hitting a 3-point shot with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime of an NBA basketball game agianst the Toronto Raptors in Toronto on Friday, March 21, 2014. The Thunder 119-118...
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Premier League ref appears to eject wrong player

Referee Andre Marriner, in grey, sends off Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, March 22 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Referee Andre Marriner, in grey,...

Turkey seeks to tighten Twitter clampdown

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are seeking to tighten a clampdown on Twitter after social media users easily evaded the government’s attempt to block access to the service. The government’s effort to shut down the service backfired on Friday with...
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Kershaw, Dodgers top D-backs in Australian opener

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw throws his first pitch of the Major League Baseball 2014 season during the opening game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket ground in Sydney, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) The...

Millions of kids to test new education assessments

WASHINGTON (AP) — What’s on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on assessments developed by two different groups of states....

Pope announces 1st members of sex abuse commission

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has announced the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy, tapping lay and religious experts to start plotting the commission’s scope. The eight members were announced Saturday after Francis came under...
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Are tougher penalties against Russia to come?

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs bills making Crimea part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, March 21, 2014. President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the peninsula into Russia at nearly the same time his Ukrainian counterpart...
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Ukraine’s east rallies for secession referendum

People watch fireworks at the central Nakhimov square in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Friday, March 21, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing a law making the Black Sea peninsula part of Russia. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov) People...

China satellite finds object near jet search area

This image provided by China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense shows a floating object seen at sea next to the descriptor which was added by the source. The image was captured around noon, on March 18, 2014 (Tuesday) by a...
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China satellite finds object near jet search area

This image provided by China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense shows a floating object seen at sea next to the descriptor which was added by the source. The image was captured around noon, on March 18, 2014 (Tuesday) by a...