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How a bunny, baskets and eggs got connected with Easter – ABC News

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The commercialization of Easter is something many Christians are familiar with. But some do not know the history behind the treats and gifts given during the springtime religious holiday. Getty Images Chocolate bunny in Easter baskets Why are kids given Easter baskets with chocolate and candy in them? During Lent — the 40 days leading up to Easter — many Christians give up treats such as chocolate. The dietary restraint is meant to symbolize the sacrifice Jesus Christ made by dying on the cross to absolve believers from their sins….

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Report: Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers

Report: Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers – KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com | Member Center: Report: Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers 2017-04-15T15:06:38Z 2017-04-15T15:06:38Z NEW YORK (AP) – A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed “Hell’ to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition. It’s the latest in a series of troubles for Uber, which is also dealing with executive departures and accusations of sexism and sexual…

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Ssscary! Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer

Ssscary! Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer 2017-04-14T11:45:10Z 2017-04-14T11:45:10Z WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – A worker at a Massachusetts hotel got a slithery surprise while cleaning a room – a 5-foot ball python left in a drawer. The Telegram & Gazette ( http://bit.ly/2nAZGMW ) reports that staff at the Marriott Residence Inn in Worcester found the snake last week and called animal control. Animal control took the snake to a pet supply store. General manager Rod Dzivasen says the snake appeared to be in good health. Officials don’t think…

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Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

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Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him 2017-04-14T03:44:18Z 2017-04-14T03:44:18Z (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this July 17, 2016, file photo, then- Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Friday, April 14 2017 8:55 AM EDT 2017-04-14 12:55:12 GMT Updated: Friday, April 14 2017 8:55 AM EDT 2017-04-14 12:55:12 GMT “Right now we’re not getting along with Russia at all,” Trump said flatly during a White House news conference Wednesday. “Right now we’re not getting along…

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Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

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Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money 2017-04-14T16:55:31Z 2017-04-14T16:55:31Z Pres. Donald Trump signed legislation allowing states to withhold family planning funds from aborition providers, such as Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Friday, April 14 2017 10:14 PM EDT 2017-04-15 02:14:01 GMT Updated: Friday, April 14 2017 10:14 PM EDT 2017-04-15 02:14:01 GMT President Donald Trump’s voters can be a forgiving lot _ up to a point. President Donald Trump’s voters can be a forgiving lot _ up to a point. Friday, April 14 2017 10:13 PM EDT 2017-04-15 02:13:23…

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Misdirected US strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria

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Misdirected US strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria 2017-04-14T05:53:20Z Friday, April 14 2017 10:05 PM EDT 2017-04-15 02:05:22 GMT Updated: Friday, April 14 2017 10:05 PM EDT 2017-04-15 02:05:22 GMT The Syrian government and the opposition have begun a coordinated population swap of tens of thousands of people from four besieged towns. The Syrian government and the opposition have begun a coordinated population swap of tens of thousands of people from four besieged towns. Friday, April 14 2017 5:45 PM EDT 2017-04-14 21:45:38 GMT Updated: Friday, April 14 2017…

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Crews battling fire at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino | KSNV

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Fire knocked down at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino by Ashley Forest Fire knocked down at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. 4/13/17 (KSNV) A A Fire at Bellagio, 11PM LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Clark County fire crews are investigating a fire that took place at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Thursday night. The fire was reported around 10:46 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief, Larry Haydu says the fire was reported to be on the roof of the building on the southside of the lake. After crews arrived on scene, the…

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WATCH: 10% Happier: David Leite, food writer, memoirist

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ABC News’ Dan Harris takes the ‘10% Happier’ podcast on the road with meditation teacher Jeff Warren and chats with Rep. Tim Ryan about how he has implemented meditation on Capitol Hill. Now Playing: 10% Happier Road Trip: Morning Radio Show Host Elvis Duran Now Playing: 10% Happier Road Trip: Meditation in Politics Now Playing: ‘10% Happier’ with Jewel, singer-songwriter, actress Now Playing: United Airlines passenger’s daughter, attorney describe his injuries Now Playing: Wisconsin fugitive reportedly makes Easter threats against churches Now Playing: Bellagio Hotel fire temporarily closes Las Vegas…

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The Latest: Police study letter threatening Easter attack

The Latest: Police study letter threatening Easter attack – KAIT Jonesboro, AR – Region 8 News, weather, sports Member Center: The Latest: Police study letter threatening Easter attack 2017-04-14T03:24:50Z 2017-04-14T03:28:15Z JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on the manhunt for a fugitive in Wisconsin (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say they are investigating a letter purportedly sent by fugitive Joseph Jakubowski that threatens violence at Wisconsin churches on Easter Sunday. Police in Waukesha County say the letter was sent through the U.S. Postal Service and mentions churches in the…

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10 infants in critical condition from lethal bacteria outbreak Video – ABC News

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Video Transcript Transcript for 10 infants in critical condition from lethal bacteria outbreak To the index an outbreak of a superbug in the west. Health officials confirming ten infants were infected mersa at ucla-irvine. The last positive test was on March 26th hospital officials say none of the infants have died. Doctors haven’t found the source of the infections. The U.P.S. Driver to the rescue in Massachusetts. The driver on his last delivery of the day spotting the front porch of a house on fire, he ran to door, got…

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Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty

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Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty 2017-04-14T20:26:13Z 2017-04-14T20:28:17Z (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File). FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Rachel Schaefer, of Denver, smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year’s Eve party was held in Denver. Colorad… Saturday, April 15 2017 6:54 PM EDT 2017-04-15 22:54:25 GMT Updated: Saturday, April 15 2017 6:54 PM EDT 2017-04-15 22:54:25 GMT The Trump administration has released limited fixes for shaky Obama-era health insurance markets, but insurers say…

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Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

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Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1 – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff Member Center: Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1 2017-04-14T11:05:00Z 2017-04-14T11:05:00Z (AP Photo/David Banks). Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks). Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is congratulated by teammates after their win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game…

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WATCH: ABC News Exclusive: Family of ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student speaks out

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Tad Cummins, 50, a suspect in the alleged kidnapping of Elizabeth Thomas, 15, also did online research about his car “to determine if certain features could be tracked by law enforcement,” according to authorities. Now Playing: Family of missing Tennessee teen files legal petition against alleged kidnapper Now Playing: Fugitive ex-teacher researched ‘teen marriage,’ police say Now Playing: New details on relationship between former teacher and missing student Now Playing: Crews knock down fire at Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas Now Playing: 10% Happier: David Leite, food writer, memoirist Now…

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Myrtle Beach weather forecast for 4.14

World-renowned Illusionist Rick Thomas set to bring magic and fun to the Alabama Theatre 1:20 Surveillance video shows woman jumping out of trunk after kidnapping 1:58 Mother takes pity on son’s killer: ‘Everybody deserves a second chance’ 0:41 Myrtle Beach International Airport upgrades radar technology 3:40 Spencer Holland at the House of Blues talks her love for Molly Ringwald and tips for the concert-goer | Hot Pour 2:11 Matt Hughes Skatepark has plans for renovations 0:52 Supermarket chain Aldi opens first Palmetto store 0:23 Fire breaks out at Las Vegas’…

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Detroit doctor charged in 1st use of statute criminalizing female genital mutilation, DOJ says

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The Department of Justice has charged a Detroit doctor with performing female genital mutilation on minors, it announced Thursday. Northville, Michigan, resident and emergency room physician Jumana Nagarwala was allegedly performing the surgery on girls between ages 6 and 8 in a medical office in Livonia, about 20 miles west of Detroit, the DOJ said in a press release. According to a criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Michigan, Nagarwala was charged with performing female genital mutilation, transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and conspiracy,…

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WATCH: Georgia police officer is fired after kicking a handcuffed man in the head

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Kelly addressed the growing tension surrounding police-involved shootings. Now Playing: A disturbing confrontation between a Sacramento police officer and a man accused of jaywalking Now Playing: Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Discusses Tensions Around Police Brutality Now Playing: Celebs Rally for Change in Response to Police Brutality Now Playing: Family of ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student speaks out Now Playing: United Airlines passenger’s daughter, attorney describe his injuries Now Playing: Wisconsin fugitive reportedly makes Easter threats against churches Now Playing: Bellagio Hotel fire temporarily closes Las Vegas strip Now Playing:…

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WATCH: UPS driver rescues family from house fire

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Video Transcript Transcript for UPS driver rescues family from house fire The UPS driver to the rescue in April Massachusetts tonight driver Paul Pereira on his last delivery the day spotting the front porch of a house on fire he ran to the door. Got the family out in and helped put the fire out. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. Now Playing: Wisconsin fugitive in custody after intense 10-day manhunt Now Playing: Terrifying calls for help from San Bernardino elementary school shooting Now…

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Hillside collapses onto Idaho road

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A moving mass of earth and trees from a hillside created quite a scene in Idaho on April 7. Video released by the Idaho Transportation Department captured the landslide as it plowed through construction barriers and onto US Highway 95. “This is bad,” one transportation worker can be heard saying on the video, and another person referred to hillside’s slow collapse as “insane.” West Virginia landslide swallows house, forces residents to evacuate Creeping landslides damage and dismantle Colorado Springs homes in slow motion Lurch in Wyoming landslide splits house in…

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These luxury Easter eggs start at $30,000

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Choccywoccydoodah , a U.K. chocolaterie, specializes in gigantic, incredibly detailed chocolate Easter eggs. Courtesy of Choccywoccydoodah Choccywoccydoodah chocolaterie, located in England, produces extravagant Easter eggs that can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars. The Hare family are a collection of three of the giant eggs, one of which weighs 100 kilograms — roughly 220 pounds. Courtesy of Choccywoccydoodah Choccywoccydoodah chocolaterie, located in England, produces extravagant Easter eggs that can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars. Details on the Hare family’s eggs include chocolate carrots and cabbages,…

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