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Air Force Drone Pilots Are Bummed Out, Overworked: Report

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the U.S.






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Would-Be Hijacker Wielded Toblerone 'Like a Sword,' Court Hears

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
A passenger armed with only with a Toblerone chocolate bar demanded the jet fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, also made a false bomb threat on the Feb.
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Depp Impact: The Science Behind 'Transcendence'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
In the new science-fiction thriller “Transcendence,” Johnny Depp uploads his mind to a powerful computer, melding his consciousness with artificial intelligence in a scenario many refer to as “the singularity.”Far-fetched? Yes, but so is the idea of a brooding Depp as an awkward neuroscientist.
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Peaches Geldof Funeral Set for Easter Monday

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:46am
A funeral for Peaches Geldof, the British model and TV personality who died at age 25 in early April, will take place on Easter Monday.The service is to be held at St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence Church in Kent, England.






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Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:46am
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.






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South Korea Ferry: 30-Minute Evacuation Delay Trapped Dozens

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:30am
A half-hour delay in evacuation orders may have trapped hundreds on board the doomed South Korea ferry, according to new details which emerged Friday about how the disaster unfolded.






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Who Talks Like This? #ScandalFinale's 8 Craziest Lines

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:59am

"Scandal's" third season ended with many twists and turns and loose ends. It also had plenty of breathless monologues.








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KNOW IT ALL: Friday's Top Stories at NBC News

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:59am
Good morning, and Good Friday. Here are some of the stories we're following today:1. Separatists ignore call to stand down in eastern UkraineFour-way talks on Thursday that included an agreement reached between the U.S.






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South Korea Ferry: Authorities Seek Arrest Warrant for Captain

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:59am
Prosecutors asked a court to issue an arrest warrant Friday for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank leaving hundreds missing and feared dead, The Associated Press and Yonhap news agency reported.






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Kate Suggests Alpaca Toupee For Prince William's Bald Spot

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:41am
The comb-over, the baseball cap or just the good old-fashioned wig have all been used by men through the ages attempting to battle baldness.






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About Face! The Many Marvelous Looks of Johnny Depp

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:41am

The actor looks pretty normal in his new film "Transcendence," but he's famous for more exotic movie makeovers.








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Separatists in Ukraine Ignore U.S.-Russia Deal: Report

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:10am
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Friday they would ignore an agreement reached by the U.S. and Russia telling them to leave occupied government buildings.






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Robo-Sub Goes Deeper Than Ever but Still No Sign of MH370

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:39am
PERTH, Australia -- A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the sea floor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast.






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Oops! Brits Hire David Axelrod, But Can't Spell His Name

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:24am
LONDON - The crowing announcement that Britain's Labour Party had hired Barack Obama's campaign guru and former adviser David Axelrod to help propel it back to power distilled why it might need the strategist’s help.






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At Least 13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:24am
An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster.NBC News confirmed that all of the dead were Sherpa guides.






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Inside the Ring of Steel Around the Boston Marathon

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:24am
BOSTON -- The bombing of the Boston Marathon shocked a nation, bloodied a city and stunned its proud police force.
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Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:08am
After Jaime Grimes found out in January that her monthly food stamps would be cut again, this time by $40, the single mother of four broke down into sobs — then she took action.The former high school teacher made a plan to stretch her family’s meager food stores even further.






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South Korea Ferry: 'The Neighborhood Is Like a Funeral Home'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:08am
At the school where dozens of students were missing and feared dead after the South Korea ferry disaster, emotions ranged from grief to fury Friday as parents anxiously awaited news.






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Walkathon: Jays-Twins Complete One of Craziest Half-Innings Ever

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:22am

The Twins scored six runs on one hit, eight walks, and three wild pitches in the 8th inning against the Jays as they won 9-5 on Thursday.








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Crowdfund Your Artistic Dreams

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:22am

Short Cuts: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talks about Patreon, a crowdfunding site that lets fans make monthly contributions to help artists.








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