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BOSTON MARATHON-SURVIVOR KILLED – A college student who survived serious injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a car accident in Dubai over the weekend. SENT: 310 words.

PEYTON MANNING RETIRES – His voice cracking with emotion, Peyton Manning said good bye to the game he loved at a news conference packed with friends, family and laughter. SENT: 630 words, photos, video.

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS SUSPENDED – A volunteer firefighter in Virginia who was suspended after rushing a toddler to a hospital in a fire truck says he has no regrets. SENT: 450 words.

ELECTRIC CHAIR-VIRGINIA – Virginia would be allowed to force condemned inmates to die in the electric chair under a bill the state Senate approved Monday as a response to the nationwide shortage of lethal-injection drugs. SENT: 570 words.

CIVIL WAR SHIPWRECK – An area off the North Carolina coast known for its Civil War shipwrecks may be adding another to the collection after the discovery of what is believed to be a Confederate blockade runner near Oak Island. SENT: 370 words. Photo prospects uncertain.

HARPER LEE-WILL – Famously private in life, “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is keeping her secrets even in death. SENT: 300 words.

HULK HOGAN-GAWKER – Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan says he was “completely humiliated” by the publication of a video showing him having sex with his then-best friend’s wife. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SPORTSCASTER LAWSUIT – The key questions jurors are deliberating in Erin Andrews’ $75 million lawsuit are whether two hotel companies bear any responsibility for a stalker renting a room next to the sportscaster and taking a nude video of her, and if so, how much they should pay. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

HARRY POTTER-CHAIR AUCTION – Harry Potter author’s chair heading to auction. SENT: 520 words, photos.

SHARAPOVA-DRUG TEST – Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.




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