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Runners and race fans crowd Boyslton Street at the Boston Marathon finish line, one day before the race, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

By Amy Crawford | Apr 20
In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Partygoers listen to live music and smoke pot on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Sunday April 20, 2014

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Apr 20
Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the skies above a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.

This photo provided by Brookline Auction Gallery of Brookline, N.H., Friday, April 18, 2014, shows a watercolor by Robert Childress and photos of the model used to paint it.

Bid, Dick, bid: ’Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

Apr 20
In the portrait, the little boy’s blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There’s a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He’s an All-American boy.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

’Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

By Sandy Cohen | Apr 20
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y.

Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

Apr 20
Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

2012 Boston Marathon

Boston Prepares for Huge Wave of Marathon Visitors

By Philip Marcelo | Apr 20
With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

By Edith M. Lederer | Apr 20
Many countries at this week’s U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

A newly wed couple rest on the Pont des Arts in Paris, Wednesday April 16, 2014

Paris... City of Love, or City of Locks?

By Jamey Keaten | Apr 20
Concerns about scenery are clashing with sentimentality in this reputed City of Love over a profusion of padlocks hitched by lovers on bridges as symbols of everlasting "amour" - locks that some decry as an eyesore.

Pope Francis incenses the faithful as he arrives to celebrate an Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

By Frances D’Emilio | Apr 20
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

B: The Forgotten Letter in LGBT

By Sasha Razumikhin | Apr 20
What is a bisexual person? The answer isn’t as clean cut as some may think.