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Local & Regional (New) California loosens sex offender residency restrictions
California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.
National & World Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' Germanwings plane (Video)
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Local & Regional New computer game arcade uses 'Internet currency' (Video)
When Shamrock Social Gaming and Mining opened on Brundage Lane, Eyewitness news immediately got questions from viewers who were worried that is it catering to gamblers. As of Wednesday, local authorities said they could not comment on the operation.

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National & World Saudi Arabia, allies open air campaign against Yemen rebels
Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. The dramatic military assault turns impoverished, fragmented Yemen into a new front in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
National & World Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.

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Sports Giants look to end every-other-year championship trend (New) Giants look to end every-other-year championship trend
While the reigning World Series champions are ready to shed that every-other-year title trend, plenty of people wonder whether general manager Brian Sabean and his staff did enough during the offseason to stay near the top in the talented NL West.

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Technology Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?
Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it.

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Business Democratic, Republican lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules
Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common. Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

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Health Brain injury awareness: Q&A (Video)
We spoke with an expert from the Center for Neuro Skills, as well as a family affected by the complications of brain injury.
Health Feds investigate safety of Lumber Liquidators flooring
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde.