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Eleven hurt in bus crash

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A freight train struck a bus Friday carrying senior citizens and people with developmental disabilities, the Miami Herald said.

The crash happened in Evans City, Penn., which is about 25 miles from Pittsburgh. Authorities said that 10 people and the driver of the bus were injured. The crash occurred at a reportedly unmarked railroad crossing, the Pioneer Press said.

Police are investigating if morning fog contributed to the collision.

Tsarnaev moved to prison

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Suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was released Friday from the civilian hospital he was being treated at, and moved to prison, the Pioneer Press said.

Tsarnaev was moved to Federal Medical Center Devens, a facility that treats special prisoners who require longterm medical attention. The facility is about 40 miles from Boston, BBC News said.

He was previously at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the same hospital that many of the victims of the Boston bombing were at. It is reported that the victims were uncomfortable knowing Tsarnaev was in the same building as them.

Suspicious letter sent to Obama

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A letter addressed Wednesday to President Barack Obama was suspiciously similar to a letter that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, NBC News said.

The letter was intercepted Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington. The test required to see if the letter contained ricin takes 24 to 48 hours to conduct, CNN said.

Ricin is a deadly and easily produced substance. An amount of 500 micrograms, as small as the head of a pin, can kill an adult.

Legislator refers to women as 'vaginas' in email

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An email sent April 1 by a New Hampshire legislator referring to women as 'vaginas' is sparking controversy, the Boston Herald said.

Republican Peter Hansen of Amherst was referring to a speech given by another lawmaker which discussed an easy retreat.

According to messages posted online by blogger Susan Bruce, Hansen wrote: "There were two critical ingredients missing in the illustrious stories purporting to demonstrate the practical side of retreat. Not that retreat may not be possible mind you. What could possibly be missing from those factual tales of successful retreat in VT, Germany, and the bowels of Amsterdam? Why children and vagina's of course. While the tales relate the actions of a solitary male the outcome cannot relate to similar situations where children and women and mothers are the potential victims."

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler said that the comments are unprofessional and do not reflect the opinions of the Republican Party, the Pioneer Press said.

Hansen, 70, said Tuesday that he doesn't regret the remark, and the context of the word choice was to create shock content, and to get in the mind of "the perpetrator." He argued that the situation has been "totally blown out of proportion."

Student arrested on stabbing charges at Texas college

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After discovering at least 14 people were injured Tuesday, police have arrested a student on charges of stabbing, the New York Times said.

Dylan Quick, 20, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault at Lone Star College in the Houston area. Quick had fantasized about stabbing people since elementary school, according to a police statement. He was allegedly armed with a razor-type knife, and 14 people were injured, BBC News said. Four of the victims were airlifted to the hospital.

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art received a donation of coveted Cubist artwork worth $1 billion, BBC News said.

The donation comes from Leonard Lauder, the heir of the Estee Lauder fortune. Lauder, 80, pledged to donate 78 works to the museum. Including works by Picasso, Braque and Gris, the donation marks a historical event in the museum's history.

Lauder wanted to fill in the gap that the museum had in terms of early-20th-century artwork, the New York Times said. The exhibit displaying the artwork is scheduled for fall 2014.

Obama apologizes for Harris's appearance comment

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Barack Obama publicly apologized Friday for making a comment on Kamala Harris's appearance, BBC News said.

The California Attorney General and Obama have been friends for a long time, but the president still acknowledged that his comment was inappropriate, the Huffington Post said.

Obama remarked that Harris is the "best-looking attorney general in the country." Critics claimed that Obama's comment speaks to the constant hurdles women face in the workplace regarding their looks, oftentimes belittling women to nothing more than their appearance.

Harris accepted Obama's apology.

Emaciated boy, 4, found with dead mother

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Police found a 4-year-old boy in an apartment Tuesday with the body of his dead mother, who appeared to have been dead for about five days CBS News said.

The boy's condition was due to his inability to open the refrigerator door. A maintenance worker reported a bad odor coming from the apartment to police, which is when the boy and his mother were found, the Pioneer Press said.

Police don't suspect foul play. The boy attempted to help his mother, police said, because there were "little hand prints" on her body.

Ohio rape trial begins

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The alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl that occurred last summer in Steubenville, Ohio, goes to trial Wednesday, The New York Times said.

The alleged attackers, Trenton Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, are going to be charged as juveniles. Prosecutors say that the girl was raped twice in one night, after images surfaced on Instagram that showed the girl intoxicated beyond consent.

The case has gone national due to the explosion of social media coverage, BBC News said. The small town has become divided: people who posted information on social media sites have been threatened for their lives, while other members of the community have held protests arguing that the boys should be tried as adults.

A law signed Friday by South Dakota's governor Dennis Daugaard says that school employees can carry a gun while on the job, the New York Times said.

The law, which is not mandatory for teachers to abide by, had mixed reactions by teachers. Some teachers have wanted a law of this type since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in December 2012, while others are worried it will create more accidental shootings, the Star Tribune said.

South Dakota does not appear to be the only state that wanted a law like this to pass. Georgia, New Hampshire and Kansas are looking to enact similar measures.

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