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Business: Lockheed Martin profit falls 6 percent on fewer jet deliveries

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, reported a 6 percent fall in quarterly profit, partly due to fewer...

US: 5.3M hens to be destroyed after bird flu outbreak

Source: USA Today

DES MOINES — About 5.3 million laying hens in northwest Iowa will be destroyed after tests confirmed a second outbreak of avian influenza in...

World: Egypt's former president sentenced to 20 years

Source: BBC News

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule.

Out of the ordinary: Facebook plea brings hundreds of guests for 10-year-old's birthday

Source: UPI

SHAKOPEE, Minn., April 20 (UPI) -- A Minnesota mom's Facebook post led to hundreds of strangers showing up to her 10-year-old daughter's birthday...

Business: Group seeks rehiring of workers at five closed Wal-Mart stores

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A group representing Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200...

US: Boston Marathon a reprieve from ongoing bombing trial

Source: USA Today

BOSTON — Thousands of runners and fans are scheduled to line up Monday for the Boston Marathon, just as they've done here since 1897. But this...

World: China's Xi Jinping to unveil $46B super highway to Pakistan

Source: BBC News

China's President Xi Jinping is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, where he is expected to announce investment of $46B.

Out of the ordinary: Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

Source: The Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

Business: Verizon FIOS to let you pick and choose cable channels

Source: CNN Money

Verizon FIOS will start letting customers opt in -- and out -- of the cable channels they get as part of their pay television service -- the first...

US: Army morale low despite six-year, $287M optimism program

Source: USA Today

More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a...

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