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Russia agrees to de-escalation plan for Ukraine at Geneva talks
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:12:43 GMT
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Los Angeles Times
Russia staved off further Western sanctions over its support for separatist militants in eastern Ukraine by reaching an agreement with the top U.S., European and Ukrainian diplomats that aims to "de-escalate" tensions between the former Soviet republics ...
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Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinks
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:37:45 GMT
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CBS News
Updated April 17, 2014, at 9:58 a.m. ET with police reportedly saying that text messages sent from the ferry had been faked. MOKPO, South Korea - Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto ...
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Meet Kepler-186f, the most Earth-like planet ever found
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:28:18 GMT
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Los Angeles Times
Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.
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Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:20:49 GMT
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CNN
(CNN) -- The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? Because someone urinated into a water reservoir. Surprising still, this isn't the first time this has happened. The latest incident took place about 1 a.m. ...
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Edward Snowden asks Vladimir Putin if Russia spies on its citizens
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:17:11 GMT
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Washington Post
MOSCOW — American fugitive Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance during Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in meeting with the nation on Thursday, submitting what critics considered a softball question about domestic surveillance in ...
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Iran mother spares sons killer from hanging on gallows
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:01:39 GMT
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Irish Times
The mother (R) of murder victim Abdolah Hosseinzade slapping the face of Balal (C), who was convicted and sentenced to death for killing her son, before removing the rope from around his neck, during the execution in the northern city of Nowshahr, Iran on ...
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Obama announces $600 million for job skills programs
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:30:03 GMT
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Washington Post
April 16, 2014 5:01 PM EDT — President Obama announced two grant programs and pledged $600 million to train more Americans for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled. (The Washington Post) ...
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X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:15:57 GMT
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Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A director of the popular "X-Men" films, Bryan Singer, has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. court. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday, just ...
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Joe Bidens Son Beau Running for Governor in Home-State Delaware
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:39:16 GMT
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Businessweek
It's official: a Delaware Democrat carrying the Biden name will seek a top office in 2016. Beau Biden, Delaware's Democratic attorney general and Vice President Joe Biden's oldest child, plans to run for governor in 2016 and won't seek re-election to his ...
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Jobless claims, factory data put some shine on economy
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:40:39 GMT
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Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter. Coming on ...
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