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Jacoby Ellsbury Shines for Yankees in Return to Fenway Park

6 min 46 sec ago

Jacoby Ellsbury returned to Fenway and Masahiro Tanaka visited for the first time. Both made themselves right at home Tuesday night.








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South Korea Ferry Disaster: No Air Pockets Found on Doomed Ship

6 min 47 sec ago
No pockets of air have been found on the sunken South Korean ferry, a government official told anguished family awaiting news of loved ones Wednesday. Divers were also trying to access the rear of the ferry for the first time, police told relatives.






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Toronto Raptors Ravage Brooklyn Nets as DeMar DeRozan Drops 30

22 min 23 sec ago

DeMar DeRozan dropped 30 points and the Raptors took advantage of a sloppy Nets squad to even the series at 1-1 heading into Game 3 in Brooklyn.








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New York Rangers Take Series Lead Over Philadelphia Flyers

22 min 24 sec ago

The New York Rangers chased Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltender Ray Emery in an eventual 4-1 win to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series








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Russian Supporters Egg Ukrainians in Donetsk

53 min 27 sec ago
Increasing tensions in eastern Ukraine played out on the streets of Donetsk when pro-Russia supporters threw eggs at supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko outside a regional government building.U.S.






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Mitchell: Pivoting to Asia is No Easy Task

53 min 28 sec ago

As President Obama begins his long-delayed trip to the Pacific, unrest in Ukraine and Syria, along with local tensions between China, Japan, North and South Korea, all threaten to undermine the White House's objectives. Andrea Mitchell reports.


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Missing MH370: Titanic Subs to Hunt for Malaysia Airlines Jet?

53 min 29 sec ago
CANBERRA, Australia -- The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday.
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Cop Pleads Guilty to Fraud for Faking Injury

1 hour 8 min ago

A former officer accused of rocking out on stage in a metal band while he claimed he couldn't work because of an injury pleaded guilty to fraud.








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Native Americans Hit D.C. to Protest Keystone Pipeline

1 hour 24 min ago
A Native American tribal leader sits on his horse in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance protests the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S.






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Washington Wizards Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Chicago Bulls

1 hour 24 min ago

The Bulls dug themselves out of a big hole and built their own second-half edge, only to see the Wizards fight back to force the game to overtime.








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San Jose Sharks' OT Win Puts Los Angeles Kings on Brink

1 hour 24 min ago

The finish was a gut-punch for the Kings, who rebounded from two sub-par efforts in San Jose to play their best game of the series.








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David Letterman welcomes 'Late Show' successor Stephen Colbert: 'You look right at home'

2 hours 26 min ago

David Letterman, the king of late-night comedy, welcomed the heir to his throne when Stephen Colbert visited the "Late Show" Tuesday night.








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New York Rangers Take Series Lead Over Flyers

4 hours 15 min ago

The New York Rangers chased Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltender Ray Emery in an eventual 4-1 win to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series








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Syria's Foreign Fighters Use Social Media As Recruitment Tool

4 hours 30 min ago
A new video posted on YouTube claims to show a British jihadist in Syria touring a militant base and unveiling the austere living conditions of extremist fighters there.“We wanted to show you the basic living of the brothers in this base,” says the man in the video with a distinct English accent.






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Sub Captures Images of 'Largely Unknown' WWII Wreck on 70th Anniversary

4 hours 46 min ago
The carnage was far greater than the famed invasion on Utah Beach, and yet full details about the attack on American vessels off the coast of England during WWII weren’t made public for decades.






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If It Quacks Like a Duck, It Might Be a Whale

4 hours 46 min ago
A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say.For more than 50 years, researchers have recorded the so-called "bio-duck" sound in the Southern Ocean.






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Dutch Police Hint at Criminal Activity in Women's Disappearance

4 hours 46 min ago
Two Dutch women who disappeared earlier this month in Panama are unlikely to have gotten lost in the mountainous region, Dutch police said on Tuesday, raising the possibility three weeks into the search that the two may have been the victims of a crime.






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Fail: NYPD Photo Contest on Twitter Triggers Huge Backlash

4 hours 46 min ago
A seemingly innocuous call to action by the New York City Police Department backfired in extraordinary fashion Tuesday.In a tweet, the NYPD asked Twitter users to share pictures of them posing with a police officer with the hashtag "myNYPD.






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Ukraine Orders New Military Operation in the East

4 hours 46 min ago
Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.The developments — just hours after U.S.






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Death of Professional Dancer Sparks Protest in Rio

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:46pm
A resident gestures during a protest against the death of a man in Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.






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