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  • officials say malaysian plane plunged into indian ocean
  • Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
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plane emergency, malaysia, u.s. & world news
  • As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety.
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ferry accident, u.s. & world news
  • maine lobster population
  • The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.
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fishing, u.s. & world news
  • hawaiian airlines stowaway
  • A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.
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air travel, u.s. & world news
  • U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.
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  • hawaiian airlines stowaway
  • Officials say a 15-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
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air travel, u.s. & world news
  • The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
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bus accident, u.s. & world news
  • washington mudslide
  • resident Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month.
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flooding, u.s. & world news
  • The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions just as the University of Michigan has taken steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus.
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supreme court, racial, college, u.s. & world news
  • the haverford school
  • Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, recruited and supplied dealers with marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and hash oil to sell to teens at five high schools in the tony bedroom communities, authorities said.
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u.s. & world news
  • Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon.
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alcohol, u.s. & world news
  • Meb Keflezighi won the 118th running of the Boston Marathon Monday, becoming the first American to finish first since 1983.
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boston marathon, boston marathon bombings, u.s. & world news
  • keyshawn johnson
  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.
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domestic violence, u.s. & world news
  • miss america prom invitation
  • Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
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miss america, prom, u.s. & world news
  • Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
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pope francis, u.s. & world news
  • A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
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dog, dogs, dating, u.s. & world news
  • boston marathon bombings
  • Stopped just short of the Boston Marathon finish line last year, a New Jersey runner is planning the race of a lifetime
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boston marathon bombings, boston marathon explosions, dzhokhar a. tsarnaev, tamerlan tsarnaev, boston, boston marathon, explosion, u.s. & world news, amy freeze
  • mount everest avalanche
  • Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
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u.s. & world news
  • The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
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baby death, u.s. & world news
  • A 31-year-old woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison with no parole -- but not before facing off with the sentencing judge.
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  • The president of Bryant University says if everyone stopped for the photo op, the already-long ceremony would slow down.
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graduation, rhode island, u.s. & world news
  • A high school student was suspended for asking Miss America to prom, despite school officials warning him not to.
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miss america, prom, u.s. & world news
  • The loved ones of Sean Collier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who investigators say was shot by the bombing suspects, are this week remembering a brother and doting uncle who seemed destined to enter law enforcement.
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boston marathon bombings, boston marathon explosions, u.s. & world news
  • A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
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earthquake, mexico, u.s. & world news
  • ISS
  • SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
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international space station, u.s. & world news
  • Man in custody in string of Kansas City highway shootings
  • Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.
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shooting, u.s. & world news
  • Man faced $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital
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u.s. & world news
  • A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.
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racism, u.s. & world news
  • Denver man accused of killing wife ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, warrants said
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marijuana, murder, u.s. & world news
  • Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, made the announcement Thursday.
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chelsea clinton, bill clinton, hillary clinton, u.s. & world news
  • Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.
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ford, u.s. & world news
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed millions to Latin American culture, dies.
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u.s. & world news
  • First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.
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economy, college, michelle obama, u.s. & world news
  • teen urinates in oregon water supply
  • The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.
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u.s. & world news
  • The 25-year-old suspect, Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, was arraigned Wednesday on several charges including threatening battery and possession of a hoax device.
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boston marathon, boston marathon explosions, boston marathon bombings, u.s. & world news
  • Fourteen people were injured, including five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.
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restaurant, u.s. & world news
  • Police say a horse carriage operator was hurt and five passengers from New York escaped injury crashed into five vehicles in Savannah.
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u.s. & world news
  • Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated at a city reservoir.
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water, environment, u.s. & world news
  • nebraska claw machine rescue
  • A child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley Monday.
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  • Search for surivivors continues in WA mudslide
  • One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday.
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  • frazier glenn cross
  • A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.
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shooting, u.s. & world news
  • pittsburgh school stabbing
  • Students gathered in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes resumed a week after a mass stabbing.
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stabbing, school emergency, school violence, u.s. & world news
  • boston marathon bombings
  • Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
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boston marathon bombings, boston marathon explosions, dzhokhar a. tsarnaev, tamerlan tsarnaev, boston, boston marathon, explosion, u.s. & world news
  • oscar pistorius
  • The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, wrapping up five days of cross-examination Tuesday of the Olympian, insisted that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death as they argued.
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u.s. & world news
  • Oops. They shouldn't have let that one fly.
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u.s. & world news
  • frazier glenn cross
  • The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
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shooting, u.s. & world news
  • teen american airline tweet
  • A teenager's Twitter joke aimed at American Airlines isn't getting any laughs. The airline thought she was making terroristic threats.
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  • dozens killed in nigerian explosion
  • Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124.
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u.s. & world news
  • edward snowden
  • Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. Revelations about the spy programs were first published in June in The Guardian and The Washington Post, which last week received a George Polk Award for national security reporting.
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u.s. & world news
  • The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing.
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