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Christians are celebrating Easter today. Churches across the globe are holding multiple services marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Most services will include the singing of joyful songs, the taking of communion, and sermons on how Christ conquered death. Other services happen early in the morning to mark when Mary Magdalene and other women went to Jesus' tomb to find the ston...read more

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Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson (1) is defended by Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.


Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) faces the basket as Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) defends during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.


F1 Grand Prix of ChinaSHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.


Beibut Shumenov, left, of Kazakhstan, takes a punch from Bernard Hopkins, right, of the United States, during their IBF, WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight World Championship unification boxing match, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Washington. Hopkins won by a split decision. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.


Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.


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Beth and Michael Bourgault, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors, cross the marathon finish line during a Tribute Run for survivors and first responders in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Runners, from the world's elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year's deadly bombing attack. Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race's 118-year history, will set out from Hopkinton, a town west of Boston, for the 26.2-mile race that finishes on Boston's Boylston Street, where two homemade pressure-cooker bombs last year killed three people and injured 264. The fans, hundreds of thousands of whom are expected to line the course, will also be rooting for top U.S. entrants including Ryan Hall of California and Desiree Linden of Michigan. While the memory of the attacks has hung heavy over Boston through the week of events leading up to the race, Linden said it wouldn't affect her thinking come race day.


Slow moving landslide threatens businesses and homes in Jackson Hole, WyomingA slow-moving landslide claimed a house in Jackson, Wyoming as crews scrambled to prevent a water main from rupturing and flooding the affluent resort town with two million gallons of water, a city manager said Saturday. The landslide, which has prompted the evacuations of homes, apartment buildings and businesses, has picked up speed, doubling its acceleration since early April and speeding significantly in recent days, the town of Jackson said at the weekend. A house at the highest point of a residential development on the hill's east face was torn in two late Friday as the ground beneath it dropped an estimated 20 feet, said Roxanne Robinson, the town's assistant manager.


By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based. Outraged over the proposed budget cut for the College of Charleston, which was triggered by a freshman reading assignment, the cast of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated show volunteered to put on two performances of selected songs from the musical at the college without pay. Little more than a day after the box office for both Monday performances opened, 900 of the 1,500 available tickets had been sold for $10 or $15 apiece, a spokeswoman for the liberal arts college with 11,000 undergraduate students said on Friday. "The legislature's punishment of the college for teaching 'Fun Home' just feels ridiculous," said Alison Bechdel, whose 2006 memoir recalls growing up a lesbian with a closeted gay father in rural Pennsylvania.
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