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Pro-Russian Forces Work on Consolidating Power

1 hour 19 min ago
In towns that form the core of the area under pro-Russian militant control, pressure mounted on political dissenters and the media in ways that are commonplace in Russia.

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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

1 hour 39 min ago
The health care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats, but the Common Core is also roiling the party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide.

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Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Others Go Down With the Ship

1 hour 55 min ago
Lee Jun-seok became the second sea captain in two years to flee a sinking vessel when he left a South Korean ferry as terrified passengers were still struggling to get off.

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Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals

1 hour 58 min ago
The F.B.I.’s inquiry became the focus of the pretrial hearings at Guantánamo this week, after the contractor who was visited by the F.B.I. disclosed it to the defense team.
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Hotel Leaves Oklahoma City Thunder Opponents Telling Ghost Stories

2 hours 45 min ago
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s visiting opponents usually stay in the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, where a housekeeper’s ghost may or may not leave them shaken and bleary-eyed.
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Held in Syria, 4 Journalists Are Released

2 hours 45 min ago
After 10 months in captivity in Syria, the French journalists were released on the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday.
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Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law

4 hours 17 min ago
Democrats may ultimately see political benefit from the law. But people helped by it are among the least likely to vote.
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Ferry Pilot Was Negotiating Perilous Waterway for First Time, Prosecutors Say

4 hours 23 min ago
A 26-year-old third mate was steering a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and sank, prosecutors said on Saturday.

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When Delight Turns to Reality, It’s Goodbye, Easter Bunny

4 hours 53 min ago
Easter is a trying time for rabbit advocates, as parents caught up in the whimsy of Easter bunny buying soon realize their new pet needs a lot of care and attention.
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Leveled by Landslide, Towns Mull How to Rebuild

5 hours 5 min ago
Oso faces a delicate discussion, balancing mourners’ needs against those of businesses.
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4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria Freed

10 hours 5 min ago
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.

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Captain and Two Crew Members Are Arrested in Korean Ferry Sinking

10 hours 13 min ago
The captain, Lee Jun-seok, 69, was charged with abandoning the boat and its passengers at a time of crisis, among other counts, according to prosecutors.
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Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks

10 hours 27 min ago
An avalanche that left at least 13 dead has focused attention on the Sherpas, skilled high-altitude climbers who put themselves at great risk for the teams that pay them.
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In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One

11 hours 30 min ago
The golf world has lost five million players in the last decade, spurring a growing revolution to create alternative forms of the game.

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Deadly Clash Reported on Border of China and Vietnam

13 hours 50 min ago
Seven people died during the gunfight Friday, which began after migrants grabbed one or more assault rifles from the guards and began firing, the reports said.

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Four Men Are Arrested in New Jersey Gunfight

14 hours 59 min ago
The Elizabeth police pursued a group of robbery suspects on Friday, exchanging gunfire, but one man remained at large Friday night.

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A Century Later, Children Still Finding Sanctuary at Brownsville Library

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:51
The Stone Avenue branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is celebrating its anniversary and reflecting on its mission as a haven for children within a tough neighborhood.

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U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:27
The moves in Poland and Estonia are part of a broader effort to strengthen NATO’s air, sea and land presence in the region in response to Russia’s military actions in and near Ukraine.

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Nets Enter Playoffs With Toughness Spawned by Last Year’s Exit

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:53
After an early exit from last year’s playoffs, the Nets retooled this season, bringing in players like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of making a title run.
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In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:39
The murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter has highlighted the wide gap between celebrity justice and the treatment meted out to ordinary South Africans.
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