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UConn basketball star Shabazz Napier of the national champion Huskies throws out the first pitch at Fenway before Tuesday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Photo by Jared Wickerham/ Getty Images.

UConn basketball star Shabazz Napier of the national champion Huskies throws out the first pitch at Fenway before Tuesday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Photo by Jared Wickerham/ Getty Images.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known by his pen name Mark Twain, died at his home in Redding, Conn., at age 74 on April 21, 1910. His last words, reported by The Courant: “Give me my glasses.” 

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Record time! Kenya’s Jeptoo wins Boston women’s race
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Rita Jeptoo won the woman’s race for the second year in a row with a course record of 2:18:57.
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Record time! Kenya’s Jeptoo wins Boston women’s race

(Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images)

Rita Jeptoo won the woman’s race for the second year in a row with a course record of 2:18:57.

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(Source: NBCNews.com)

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American Wins Men’s Title In Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi won the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday and became the first American man to win the event since 1983, the Boston Globe reported.

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The Courant reported the “practical annihilation” of San Francisco, following a catastrophic earthquake, the day after the April 18, 1906, disaster struck. “Fleeing inhabitants can see from miles around the pillars of fire towering skyward,” the paper reported. The full-page PDF is here.

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"Google is not the only search engine contending with illicit Internet pharmacies. But as the dominant search company — used in an estimated two-thirds of searches in the United States — it has drawn the most attention."

Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal online drug sales.

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INDONESIA, Sibolangit : In this photograph taken on April 16, 2014, a veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habital that is being converted into palm oil plantation. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYA

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INDONESIA, Sibolangit : In this photograph taken on April 16, 2014, a veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habital that is being converted into palm oil plantation. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYA

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Pedestrians on Main Street in Hartford fought to keep their umbrellas open and over the heads Tuesday. Rick Hartford photo.

Pedestrians on Main Street in Hartford fought to keep their umbrellas open and over the heads Tuesday. Rick Hartford photo.

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