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Echoes of 1977 crash

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:06pm
Before Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines' deadliest incident happened in 1977. CNN's Saima Mohsin reports.
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South captures N. Korea fishing boat

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:05pm
A day after North Korea test-fired two missiles, South Korea captured a fishing boat from the North that had crossed into South Korean waters, officials say.
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Senator: Too many heroes killing selves

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:52pm
The first Iraq war combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at reducing the number of military veterans who commit suicide.
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7 big questions about Flight 370

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:27pm
It's been nearly three weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished. Malaysian authorities say the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean. Search efforts are concentrated in an area about 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) off Australia's west coast.
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17 couples we wish never broke up

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:34pm
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Why 'Slumdog' actress is celebrating

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:01pm
I was born in Mumbai, India -- a beautiful country rich in culture and landscape. But for all its wonder and charm, India is also a country where from 150,000 to 200,000 people were afflicted by polio in the mid-1980s and, even as recently as 2009, was home to nearly half the world's new polio cases.
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Court: Mississippi mom won't die today

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:46pm
A mother convicted of a murder to which her son has confessed multiple times will not be executed Thursday, as the Mississippi Supreme Court continues to review her post-conviction motion.
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She's one in a billion

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:26pm
Rukhsar Khatoon, 4, is too young to fully grasp the significance of her life: that she is the greatest symbol of India's struggle to rid itself of a crippling disease.
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U.N. vote: Crimea referendum invalid

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:45pm
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A huge public health achievement

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:29pm
A polio-free India is one of the biggest global public health achievements of recent times. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
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India certified free of polio

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:27pm
India has been certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is heralded as one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.
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Longest-serving death row inmate freed

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:11pm
Iwao Hakamada holds the most dubious of records: Convicted of a 1966 quadruple murder, he is the world's longest-serving death row inmate, according to Amnesty international.
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CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:06pm
One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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ER doc: I live in your worst nightmares

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:33pm
The head of Chicago's Cook County Trauma Unit sees firsthand the effects of the upsurge in Chicago's gang violence.
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Chicago's 'crime gap'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:27pm
If you live in 60611, the swank Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville where Oprah Winfrey and actor Vince Vaughn have owned condos, you'd expect your neighborhood to be safe. The same holds true for 60654, where NBA star Dwayne Wade has owned a townhouse.
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Voicemail a clue in boy's death?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:19pm
A Colorado mother believes her son died in his middle school's bathroom from playing the "choking game."
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Pistorius expected to testify Friday

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:17pm
Oscar Pistorius could take the stand in his own defense as soon as Friday.
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O'Hare train crash

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:14pm
The driver was asleep at the controls when a commuter train barreled through the protective end bumper of its stop at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport earlier this week -- but two backup systems should have saved the train, the NTSB said.
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Slain police officer

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:14pm
It's perhaps the unanswered questions after Brandon Goode's death that will haunt his parents the most.
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