April 1st, 2010
11:02 PM ET

Rancher's death re-ignites immigration debate

The killing of an Arizona rancher on his property last weekend has re-ignited a national conversation about illegal immigration and border security. FULL POST

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April 1st, 2010
10:14 PM ET

Arrest made in New Jersey child rape case

Police have made the first of what they anticipate to be several arrests of men in the case of a 15-year old girl who allegedly allowed men to have sex with her and her 7-year old sister for money. FULL POST

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Filed under: Justice • U.S.
April 1st, 2010
08:50 PM ET

Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday, lawyer says

A Lebanese man condemned to death for sorcery by a court in Saudi Arabia won't face beheading Friday, his lawyer said Thursday.

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April 1st, 2010
08:46 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Leno: Conan and I got 'screwed': Jay Leno expects Conan O'Brien will return to late-night television as a head-to-head competitor against NBC's "The Tonight Show."

Can't afford health care? Wait 'til June: For millions of uninsured or underinsured Americans, health reform legislation will soon remove some of the barriers preventing them from getting the coverage they need.

Jay Leno: Conan O’ Brien ‘got screwed’: HLN's Joy Behar talks with Jay Leno about the late night drama between him and Conan O'Brien.

Google's April Fools' prank: We're now Topeka: In the rich tradition of April Fool's Day pranks, Google has renamed itself after Topeka, Kan., accompanied by an absurd explanation from the company's chief.

Saudi 'sorcery' beheading set for Friday: Lebanese man charged with sorcery and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to be beheaded on Friday, the man's lawyer said Wednesday.


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April 1st, 2010
08:29 PM ET

Colombian hostage's remains returned to family

The remains of Colombian Police Col. Julian Ernesto Guevara, who died in captivity as a hostage of Colombian rebels, were returned to his family Thursday.

The handover of Guevara's body was the third and final outcome of a deal between the FARC rebels and a humanitarian group led by Colombian Sen. Piedad Cordoba. Earlier this week, the FARC released two hostages, including one who had been captive for more than 12 years.

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April 1st, 2010
08:25 PM ET

Obama visits Massachusetts agency battling floods

President Barack Obama made a previously unannounced visit Thursday to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which is dealing with widespread flooding in the region.

Obama made the stop after a speech on health care reform in Portland, Maine, and before two fundraising appearances in Boston.

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April 1st, 2010
08:21 PM ET

Schools chief: Blame for bullying unfair

South Hadley Schools Superintendent Gus Sayer on Thursday defended administrators' handling of the bullying that authorities have blamed for contributing to the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince in January.

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April 1st, 2010
08:16 PM ET

Full-body scanners improve security, TSA says

 Full-body imaging machines that see through clothes have significantly improved security in airports where they are deployed, and have revealed more than 60 "artfully concealed" illegal or prohibited items in the past year, the Transportation Security Administration says.

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April 1st, 2010
08:13 PM ET

Jesse James cited for vandalism

Jesse James was cited for vandalism after an incident last week with a photographer near his Long Beach, California, motorcycle shop, police said.

Celebrity photographer Ulises Rios also was cited for stalking James, Long Beach Police Sgt. Dina Zapalski said.

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April 1st, 2010
08:10 PM ET

Israelis launch air strikes on Gaza

Israeli jets launched eight air strikes early Friday on Gaza, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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April 1st, 2010
08:07 PM ET

Dow and S&P 500 reach 18-month highs, treasurys dip

A look at highlights from the day's business news:

Dow, S&P 500 at new 18-month highs

The Dow and S&P 500 ended at fresh 18-month highs Thursday, but tech concerns limited the Nasdaq composite's gains ahead of a long weekend.

The Dow Jones industrial average added 70 points, or 0.7 percent, according to early tallies, ending at 10,927.07, its highest close since September 26, 2008, when it ended the session at 11,143.13. The blue-chip indicator rose to within 43 points of 11,000, a key psychological indicator, before pulling back.

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April 1st, 2010
07:52 PM ET

Grand jury indicts cabbie on terror-related charges

A Chicago, Illinois, cab driver was indicted Thursday on two counts of providing material support to al Qaeda by attempting to send the terrorist group funds overseas, the Department of Justice said.

Raja Lahrasib Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was arrested last week on the same charges.

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April 1st, 2010
07:45 PM ET

SBA small biz lending doubles

The lending market for Main Street remains pretty jammed up, but one segment of the credit landscape is recovering thanks to stimulus efforts.

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April 1st, 2010
07:27 PM ET

Toddler's death linked to overdose of blood thinner

An overdose of a blood thinner may have contributed to the death of a Nebraska toddler, the Omaha hospital that treated her said Thursday.

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April 1st, 2010
07:02 PM ET

Man convicted of killing doctor sentenced to life in prison

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[Updated at 6:55 p.m.] Roeder will not be eligible for parole for 50 years. He was facing a minimum mandatory life sentence but a Kansas judge had the power to decide whether he could be eligible for parole after 25 years or after 50 years.

[Posted at 6:51 p.m.] Scott Roeder, the man convicted of killing a Kansas doctor in May 2009, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

Roeder was convicted in January of murdering George Tiller after jurors deliberated only 37 minutes. Tiller was shot to death in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, as Sunday services began. He operated a clinic in Wichita where late-term abortions were performed.


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April 1st, 2010
06:01 PM ET

March a rare month in Newark, N.J. - not a single murder

Two weeks ago, Garry McCarthy, director of the Newark Police Department, was attending a monthly meeting in the city's South Ward when it dawned on him that already halfway through March, there had yet to be a recorded murder.

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April 1st, 2010
05:35 PM ET

German automaker Daimler fined $185 million for bribery

German carmaker Daimler AG and three of its subsidiaries pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Washington to bribing government officials with tens of millions of dollars in Russia, China and 20 other countries, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

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April 1st, 2010
05:24 PM ET

Feds argue against releasing 8 members of Michigan militia

Federal prosecutors are fighting to keep behind bars eight Michigan militia members accused of plotting to kill police officers as part of a revolt against the U.S. government.

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April 1st, 2010
05:09 PM ET

Journalist critical of Chavez convicted in Venezuela

A Venezuelan journalist who has been a vocal critic of President Hugo Chavez has been convicted of fraud, the government-run news service reported.

Human rights groups and Chavez critics accuse the government of using trumped-up charges to try to silence Gustavo Azocar, a well-known critic.

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April 1st, 2010
02:11 PM ET

Climber found dead in cave on Mount Shasta

Rescuers in northern California on Thursday found the body of Thomas Bennett, a climber who became trapped on Mount Shasta after falling ill.

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