Boston Mayor Promises Tighter Security for Fun and Safe 2014 Marathon

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_d22ec5e9f5.jpgDarren Durlach/The Boston Globe via Getty Images (BOSTON) -- The Boston Marathon isn't until late April, but city officials already are promising heightened security ahead of the race. Mayor Martin Walsh Thursday announced a no-bag policy during this year's event after two pressure cooker bombs stuffed in backpacks last year killed three people and injured more than 250. The mayor promised organizers won't miss a beat this time around.

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This Photo of Michelle Obama Dancing as a Kid Is Priceless

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_a8b8b1fbc6.jpgSean Gallup/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- It appears Michelle Obama has been honing her signature dance moves for some time. The first lady -- famous for doing The Running Man and The Dougie -- tweeted a Throwback Thursday photo that showed her busting moves as a youth, giving what appears to be a high kick as others dance in the background. Obama, 50, told AARP in 2011 that she gleaned some of her latest dance moves from daughters Sasha and Malia.

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New Trial Date Set for Alleged Colo. Movie Theater Shooter

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_29877ae914.jpgArapahoe County Sheriff's Office (AURORA, Colo.) -- A new trial date has been set for the man accused in the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. On Thursday a judge announced that James Holmes will go on trial on Oct. 14. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 at an Aurora movie theater in 2012. But, the trial start date may be delayed as the defense and prosecutors are still arguing over mental health examinations.

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Arizona Governor Rejects Contentious Bill That Enraged Gays

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_e76600db2e.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call (PHOENIX) -- With her state poised to take a huge economic hit, Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer rejected a bill Wednesday that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to homosexuals on religious grounds, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Her decision came after meetings with the measure's supporters and opponents. Gov. Brewer had until Saturday to announce her decision, but said Wednesday that she had given careful consideration to the bill and concluded that the proposed law was too broad and "does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberties in Arizona."

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Army Disqualifies 588 Soldiers from ‘Positions of Trust’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_ac3c9b149b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Army’s review of 20,000 “positions of trust” among its sexual assault response coordinators, recruiters and drill instructors has disqualified 588 soldiers from those positions for infractions ranging from sexual assault to prior DUIs. The number of soldiers disqualified from the positions was a significant increase from the 55 the Army reported last August after a quick review of personnel files.

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