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Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

- Two Russians and an American traveled to the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning a year away from Earth.

Supreme Court hears Confederate license plates case

- Texas rarely rejects a specialty license plate, but it did turn down a request by the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for a license plate with its logo bearing the Confederate battle flag.

Spring Break

- It is Spring Break!  Postings will resume on Monday, March 30.  or...if you're not on Spring Break this week...

Secret Service wants to build $8M fake White House for training

- "The mock White House - we feel that’s important," Director Joseph Clancy told a House Appropriations panel Tuesday.

LAPD uses its helicopters to stop crimes before they start

- In a city of 469 sprawling square miles, few doubt that more bad guys would get away without the nation's largest police helicopter fleet to help chase them.

NFL star Chris Borland retiring at 24

- After one stellar rookie season, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football due to concerns about head trauma.

It’s been 30 years since the first .com

- Thirty years, three billion people, $1.3 trillion -- largely attributable to three little letters.

Study Supports Raising Tobacco-Buying Age

- A government-commissioned study supports increasing the tobacco purchase age to 21 from 18, saying it would reduce the number of 15- to 17-year-olds who begin smoking.

Federal Agents Raid Suspected Fake Schools

- Concern about the legitimacy of foreign students and institutions they attend first surfaced after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Utah lawmakers pass bill allowing for execution by firing squad

- Utah will be able to use a firing squad to execute death row inmates when lethal-injection drugs are unavailable, as long as the governor signs a bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday.