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Flight MH370: Titanic Technology to Be Deployed

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Stowaway Teen May Have Been Headed to Africa: Report

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NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires

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WATCH: NASA Astronauts Perform Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson were performing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to replace a replace a backup computer box that failed less than two weeks ago with a spare. The box, known as a multiplexer-demultiplexer, plays a role in controlling critical systems on the space station, including a robotic rail car and the external cooling system. Read »
2 hours ago

Ukraine Ends Truce With Pro-Russia Separatists

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Missing Jet Clue? “Material” Washes Ashore

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China State Media Attacks U.S. as Obama's Asia Tour Begins

Just hours before President Barack Obama touched down in Japan for a week-long tour of Asia on Wednesday, China's state media published a commentary slamming the U.S. as a "myopic" superpower that was trying to "cage" its Asian counterpart, NBC News reported. Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days in an effort to "rebalance" and "pivot" toward Asia. Xinhua, which is a mouthpiece of the Beijing government, referenced Obama not visiting China during the trip and told him to "stop pampering its chums like Japan and the Philippines," a reference to its various island territorial disputes with maritime neighbors. Read »
3 hours ago
 

"We cannot wish away racial inequality."  

— Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Summarizing her dissent over the high court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
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Justice Dept. Announces Broadened Clemency Rules

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced six criteria that could mean reduced sentences for thousands of federal prisoners convicted of non-violent drug crimes. Non-violent, low-level drug offenders with no gang-ties, who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, will be considered for shorter sentences, said Deputy Attorney General James Cole in announcing the expanded clemency rules. Read »
3 hours ago

Georgia Gov. to Sign Controversial Gun Bill

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Highway Driver: I Was Shot at for Driving With High Beams on

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Abbas: If Talks Fail, Israel Can Take Over West Bank

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Lifting Sunken Ferry the Next Major Challenge for Officials

As the search for the bodies of passengers aboard the sunken South Korean ferry winds down, officials must focus on the task of recovering the vessel itself, NBC News reported. Several industrial-sized cranes would need to be attached to the ship in the right spots to turn it over. Investigators say the Sewol ferry, at 480 feet long and 6,835 tons, capsized one week ago after a sharp turn at a high rate of speed. Read »
3 hours ago

FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:15 PM

IRS Paid Bonuses to 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes

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