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Lifelong sweethearts now missing

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:53am
High school sweethearts who have been married for 40 years are among the missing in the massive landslide in Washington.
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Climate change

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:20am
Your forecast for the next century: Hotter, drier and hungrier, and the chance to turn down the thermostat is slipping away.
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Ex-Pakistan Pres. indicted for treason

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:54am
A Special Court in Pakistan has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with high treason -- a crime that carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.
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World's priciest train ticket?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:15am
Eight weeks on rails might sound like murder on the Orient Express. But with tickets at $36,500, you won't be in the cheap seats.
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Search 'ramping up'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:50am
Here's a cheat sheet to help you get up to speed on the latest in an investigation that has baffled authorities.
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Want a job? Deliver, or protect

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:42am
If the trajectory of American daily life keeps heading in its current direction, the country may end up with only two dominant occupations:
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Craigslist slaying

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:28am
A 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Pennsylvania man she met through Craigslist has given a second jailhouse interview and provided specific details about other killings she claims to have committed.
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Ukraine digs in as Russia amasses troops

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:54am
Over the past week, U.S. officials have estimated Moscow has massed around 40,000 troops on the border and that 25,000 more are deployed a little deeper in Russia's interior. Among the Ukrainian people, fear of an invasion is palpable.
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Buildup on the border

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:52am
Karl Penhaul examines the growing Ukrainian military presence on Ukraine's border with Russia.
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Kerry talks with Lavrov

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:52am
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. stands firmly with Ukraine, and that Russia is on the wrong side of history.
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Preparing for battle

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:50am
CNN's Karl Penhaul speaks to a Ukrainian priest who is calling on his flock to fight the Russians.
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Does Obama really understand Putin?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:12am
I recall being an undergraduate in Russian Studies at Amherst College when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. I was flabbergasted when then-President Carter initially expressed surprise that Leonid Brezhnev and his cronies decided to undertake that ill-fated adventure. Just the little I knew of Soviet history at that time led me to conclude that one should never be naïve about Russia. Wisely, the Carter administration soon implemented a wide-ranging and powerful set of sanctions against the USSR.
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Not debatable

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:01am
Dr. Michio Kaku and Jack Mirkinson on why the media continue to present human impact on climate change as questionable.
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Astrophysicist on deniers

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00am
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks with Christiane Amanpour about climate change deniers.
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Vanishing wildlife

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:59am
Panda, orangutan, sea turtles -- you can still see these threatened creatures in the wild, but probably not for long.
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Who's most at risk

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:58am
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Life inside densest place on Earth

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:51am
Picture a colossal empire of little houses stacked on top of each other. Visualize them connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them.
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Families turn grief into action

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:49am
Jack's elder sister was returning from a holiday. Her connecting flight was through Kuala Lumpur on MH370. After news of the missing flight, Jack took leave from his job to come to Beijing in search of answers.
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3 steps to make a murderer confess

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:31am
As a Miami-area homicide detective, Marshall Frank has met some really bad people.
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Vote for NASA's new spacesuit

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:31am
The July 21, 1969, headline of the New York Times read, "MEN WALK ON MOON."
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