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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) scores the game-winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) during the third overtime in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) celebrates with Joe Pavelski, left, after Vlasic scored against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

Houston Astros' Scott Feldman delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Bo Porter knows there will be some growing pains in managing the youngest team in the majors.

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