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Spartan Stores fiscal 1st-quarter net income dips

Spartan Stores Inc., a grocery store operator and grocery distributor, said Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 22 percent, hurt by the shift of Easter into its fiscal fourth quarter and costs related to an acquisition. Full story

Easter Island's 'Walking' Stone Heads Stir Debate

An idea suggesting massive stone statues that encircle Easter Island may have been "walked" into place has run into controversy. Full story

Author lives like Martha Stewart for a year

   When she realized she needed to organize her life, Jen Lancaster devoted a full year to living like the queen of all things domestic: Martha Stewart. The author talks about what she learned and her new book, “The Tao of Martha.”

UK retail sales post steepest fall in a year: BRC

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales plunged unexpectedly last month, hurt by an earlier Easter this year, although the underlying trend appears to be improving, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday. Full story

Top Lines: Kid President, Malkin, Obama, Gohmert, bullies

   Scott Brown enters the no-spin zone; Kid President plays an Aprils Fools trick; Michele Malkin sings, regretably; Fox’s Megyn Kelly hits Wayne LaPierre; and Louie Gohmert talks about a love that dare not moo its name in the week’s “Top Lines.”

Teenagers spend days in canyon without food, water

   Two teenagers who went missing since Easter Sunday were found in the rugged Trabuco Canyon in Orange County, Calif. The teens were without food, water and shelter after they couldn’t find their car. One rescuer is in serious condition after falling 60 feet and suffering a head injury.

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Out on a Limbaugh: President Obama inspired racism in Easter Sunday service

Astronaut Celebrates Easter in Space (Easter Eggs, Included)

Pope appeals for end to Korea tensions in first Easter message

After 55 years, Ohio's Easter Eggshelland comes to an end

Pope leads traditional Good Friday rite at Rome Colosseum

S&P 500 ends at record closing high

Pope includes women for first time in Holy Thursday rite

Lindt loses German case over Easter bunny trademark

EADS changes to take effect in April: spokesman

Among pilgrims on pope's final Sunday, a sense of malaise

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  Nearly $6 million in gold found hidden in car

Italian border police intercepted a ton of gold bullion worth nearly $6 million on the border with Switzerland on Easter Sunday. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

  Detroit church robbed of donations after Easter services

Following its Easter services, more than $40,000 in donations were stolen from a Michigan church. WDIV’s Roger Weber reports.

  Top Lines: Obama, Limbaugh, April Fools, and Hannity

Jimmy Kimmel shows President Obama reading an Easter tale; Rush Limbaugh says the GOP may be finished; Scott Brown is Fox’s April Fools gag; and Sean Hannity tries to solve race relations after attacking Obama’s daughters in today’s “Top Lines.”

  Thousands attend White House Easter Egg Roll

The day’s activities including reading, cooking, music and, of course, lots of Easter eggs. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  An 'eggcellent' adventure at the White House

The best moments from the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

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