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League kicks out HIV-positive man

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:35pm
An HIV-positive Florida man was told he could no longer play in a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball league.
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Ukrainian in morning, Russian in afternoon

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:33pm
Ukrainian armored vehicles sent into Kramatorsk on Wednesday later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk as an attempt to take back towns from pro-Russian militants appeared to stall.
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Taylor Swift surprises bride at shower

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:25pm
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Rescuers search for 300 missing

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:44pm
Students and other passengers on a South Korean ferry faced an awful choice as the vessel rolled, say witnesses: obey commands or don life vests and jump.
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Boston event fake bomb spurs charges

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:33pm
A judge on Wednesday set bail at $100,000 for a man accused of carrying a fake bomb near a Boston crowd that was marking the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Co-pilot's phone signals questioned

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:32pm
Investigators and analysts are questioning the signals sent by the cell phone of MH370's co-pilot during the flight.
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Opinion: Why a mom would kill babies

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:30pm
In 2001, the nation watched as Andrea Yates, by all accounts a loving mother, was arrested in the killings of her five children after drowning them in a bathtub. In the trial that followed, we learned she had a history of mental illness, which intensified in her postpartum periods and required four psychiatric hospitalizations. She would ultimately be found not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to a Texas psychiatric hospital.
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Expert: Propaganda is worse now

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:24pm
Russia's propaganda worse now than at height of Cold War, says Leon Aron, director of Russian studies at AEI.
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Militants, army face off

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:24pm
Militants, army face off in eastern Ukraine amid soaring tensions. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
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Hospital tech falsified mammograms

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:33pm
A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients. Ten of those women were given false negatives, and two of them are now dead, a prosecutor says.
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N.D. law banning most abortions tossed

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:29pm
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled North Dakota's abortion law, which would ban most abortions after six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat can be first detected, is unconstitutional.
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'Kill switch' coming soon to your phone

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:26pm
Advocates say the feature would deter thieves from taking mobile devices by rendering them useless while enabling people to protect personal information if their phone is lost or stolen.
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'Starving' players may get more food

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:46pm
The NCAA on Tuesday proposed that athletes receive unlimited meals and snacks, the collegiate sports organization said in a news release.
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Remote disable function to be standard

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:28pm
The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping data, is expected to become standard in 2015.
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World's first 'hacker-proof' smartphone?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:14pm
Blackphone co-founder Jon Callas explains how his smartphone places privacy in the hands of its user. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
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Google Glass: Seeing what students see

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:02pm
When high schoolers tour the world's largest nuclear research facility from their desks, or teachers have a chance to see the classroom through students' eyes, that's the power of Google Glass.
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Google's future phone: The modular Project Ara

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:53pm
Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.
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Rapper severs penis, jumps off building

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.
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Bergen: America's most deadly extremists

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:49pm
On Sunday, a man shot and killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and then drove to a nearby Jewish retirement community where he shot and killed a third person. Police arrested a suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who shouted "Heil Hitler" after he was taken into custody.
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Walker's brothers finish 'Fast' scenes

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:21pm
Paul Walker's brothers are helping "fill in small gaps" in "Fast & Furious 7" action sequences not finished before the actor's death, producers said Tuesday.
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