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Base camp to summit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:24am
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2012: A deadly jam on Everest

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:24am
Nadav Ben Yehuda's right hand can't grasp a pencil. No longer can he sit on the side of a mountain scrawling poetry in his climbing notebook. The nerve damage causes him to drop things without warning.
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Photos: First ascent

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:21am
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Polygamist Warren Jeffs' ranch seized

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:15am
Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.
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Frat closes chapter after racial incident

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:59am
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has closed its chapter at the University of Mississippi after three of its members were suspected of tying a noose around the neck of a campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.
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The week in 33 photos

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:41am
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Chances of survival

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:59am
As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning their slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.
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Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:42am
The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.
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Inside a ship simulator

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:34am
Randy Kaye goes inside a ship simulator to examine what happened right before the South Korean ferry capsized.
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Dave Chappelle looks different now

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:29am
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Seaborne cranes called in

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:22am
With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts and frustrated, angry relatives accosting officials at Jindo port, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.
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Parents hold vigil in the harbor

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:49am
Through the unrelenting rain, with the biting winds whipping against her tear-stained face, Christine Kim stands on the cold, gray harbor.
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Art from Everest's trash

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:33am
'Mountain' of art
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Surviving on a sinking ship

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:37am
Hakeem Oluseyi explains how passengers on the ferry may be able to survive for days under water by utilizing air pockets
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The challenge ahead

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:36am
The South Korean ferry that sank dramatically on Wednesday with hundreds of passengers on board had been modified after coming to the country from Japan over a year ago, according to reports on CNN affiliate YTN.
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People we lost

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:10am
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Salsa legend killed in car wreck

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:07am
Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music, a crooner with one of the most recognizable and imitated voices in Latin music and a Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash in San Juan, police said. He was 78.
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U.S. 'trolling' jihadists on social media

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:28am
"We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position when it comes to violent extremists. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?
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Former NFL star denied bail

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:35am
Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said.
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Terrorist trainer or opinionated cleric?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:21am
The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.
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