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Frustration Builds as Search for MH370 Continues

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:34am

Searchers fear the batteries on the plane’s black boxes may have died, which could be why they haven’t heard any new pings.








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Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Dinner for Irish President

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:34am
Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Irish President Michael D. Higgins to Britain on Tuesday for Ireland's first state visit since the republic became independent.






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Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down on the Stand

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:34am

In Pretoria, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius described in excruciating detail how and why he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death.








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Mexican Cartel Enforcer Faces Nine Murder Charges

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:34am
A self-identified debt collector and alleged contract killer for Mexican drug cartels who told investigators last year he killed dozens of people across the United States was charged Tuesday with nine counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in California, prosecutors said.






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Secret Service Reassigns Staff, Eyes Alcohol Rules

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:03am
The U.S. Secret Service is reassigning nearly two dozen members of its staff and exploring stricter rules on alcohol consumption after agents in charge of protecting President Obama on a recent trip to Europe were sent home after a night of drinking, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.






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To Share or Not to Share: Facebook Tests New Privacy Tweaks

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:01am

Facebook knows it’s bad for Facebook when its users freak out at privacy changes. It wants to stop making that happen.








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Future Space Efforts Don't Have to Look Like the Past

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:46pm
Experience teaches us that even some marriages "made in heaven" can fail. But can a marriage made in the heavens, in outer space, also fail?The two-decade-long space partnership between the United States and Russia has produced a spectacular offspring, the International Space Station.






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Two More Pings Heard From Missing Plane Search Site

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:46pm
Search equipment has detected two new signals that might be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian authorities said Wednesday.






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UConn Defeats Notre Dame to Win NCAA Championship

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:59pm

UConn handled Notre Dame to stay unbeaten and win its ninth national championship.








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Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Game

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:44pm
The world's littlest superhero, Batkid, made a grand entrance at the Giants' home opener game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, in San Francisco on Tuesday.






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Marine Killed at Camp Lejeune After Sentry Discharges Rifle

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:43pm
A U.S. Marine guard was killed at the main gate of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina after another Marine sentry discharged an M4 rifle, the base said in a statement.The base did not specify whether the fatal shooting was intentional.Marine Capt.






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Jailed U.S. Contractor Alan Gross on Hunger Strike in Cuba

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:43pm
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years, announced Tuesday he has gone on a hunger strike, according to a statement from his lawyer.Gross, 64, who worked as a contractor for the U.S.






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Hasselhoff Auctions Replica of 'Knight Rider' Car

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

The actor is seeking a buyer for KITT, a modified Pontiac Firebird which is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000.








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Music Box Inspires Portable $5 Chemistry Lab

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
The inspiration for a portable, powerful chemistry set came not from cloud computing or nanotechnology but a decidedly old-school source: a toy music box. The handheld device could be used where electricity and hospitals are scarce, allowing things like water testing and making medications.






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Kirsten Dunst Sparks Debate Over Role of Women

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

The actress told Harper's Bazaar UK that traditional feminine ideals like "staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking" have been undervalued.








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Get Ready for Google Glass at the Office

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Forget BlackBerry thumb. In the near future, business executives could be managing their schedules and sending emails through Google Glass.This week, Google announced Glass at Work, its effort to push its wearable technology into the office.






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New Yorkers Say 'Yes!' to Sex With Paul Rudd for $1

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

The lovable actor runs through New York with the pushy host of "Billy on the Street" to see what people will do for a buck.








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Blogs Help Parents Unravel Secrets of Black Hair

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm

Adoptive and interracial families sometimes struggle when it comes to caring for their kids' black hair. Style bloggers are here to help.








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Pardon Me, Are Southern Death-Row Inmates More Polite?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Southerners have long been characterized as a warm and hospitable bunch, but are they still as polite when they’re about to be executed?






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Researchers Suggest It's Time to Downsize Power Grid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:57pm
In the story of the three bears, Goldilocks repeatedly finds the happy medium that's "just right" — and researchers say there's a happy medium for electrical power grids as well. The problem is, their calculations suggest the U.S. power grid isn't just right.






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