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10 for today: Tuesday, April 1

10 for today: Tuesday, April 1

SEARCH CONTINUES:A woman, one of the relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, comforts another before a daily briefing held by Malaysian officials at a hotel in Beijing, China Tuesday, April 1. Although it has been slow, difficult and frustrating so far, the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is nowhere near the point of being scaled back, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. The three-week hunt for Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the Boeing 777, which vanished March 8 with 239 people bound for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Associated Press/Andy Wong

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. HEALTH CARE ENROLLEES ENDURE BLIZZARDS, LINES, GLITCHES

Across the nation, interest in getting health insurance and avoiding the penalty was piqued as midnight deadline loomed.

2. WHOSE EARLY RELEASE MAY BE ON MIDEAST NEGOTIATING TABLE

The United States is said to be discussing letting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard cut short his life sentence as an incentive to Israelis in the troubled peace negotiations.

3. HUMAN AND FINANCIAL TOLLS CLIMB IN WASHINGTON

Gov. Jay Inslee says estimated losses from the deadly mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million.

4. REPORT FINDS ASIAN CHILDREN IN U.S. MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Whites are close behind, but the Annie E. Casey Foundation says numbers for African-Americans, Latinos and American Indians are “distressingly lower” in every state.

5. WHY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE DEPLOYED OVER INDIAN OCEAN

So many planes are searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, a modified Boeing 737 has been sent to prevent midair collisions.

6. WHERE FOOD-TRACKING ID CARDS ARE BEING ISSUED

Venezuelan patrons will register with fingerprints; a computer system will monitor purchases. Some say it will foil hoarding amid staple shortages; others call it Cuba-style rationing.

7. CONGRESS MOVES TO DELAY PAY CUT FOR MEDICARE DOCTORS

The latest_and 17th— temporary fix to a broken 1997 payment formula postpones the 24 percent reduction in government reimbursements.

8. ALBUQUERQUE POLICE CHIEF PLANS REFORMS

Following a protest by hundreds that turned violent, the force’s new leader says changes will be made to recruitment. Officers have been involved in 23 fatal shootings since 2010.

9. HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG REAPED A $3.3 BILLION GAIN LAST YEAR

The Facebook founder exercised his stock options to realize the windfall — which comes with a huge tax bill.

10. HIGH-TECH HELP FOR BASEBALL’S UMPS

The use of expanded replay on opening day results in two missed calls getting fixed fast, without any arguments.

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

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The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

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Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

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A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

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$1,000 Reward Offered in Norridgewock Jewelry Theft

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A $1,000 award is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever broke into a Norridgewock home in April and stole about $10,000 worth of jewelry.

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Owner of Maine Inn Made $900,000 Through Essay Contest

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State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor

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