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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:37
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:34
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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About New York: A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:09
In the care of smugglers, a 12-year-old girl set out from Ecuador to join her parents, who had immigrated illegally to New York. She made it to Mexico before she died.
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Hotel Leaves Oklahoma City Thunder Opponents Telling Ghost Stories

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:47
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:46
After 10 months in captivity in Syria, the French journalists were released on the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday.
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Economic View: When Diamonds Are Dirt Cheap, Will They Still Dazzle?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:31
Technology has the potential to affect the value of items that are now rare and expensive, everything from diamonds to paintings and autographs.
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Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:15
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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In Slovakia, Real Lottery Prize Goes to Tax Man

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:05
The idea of a new lottery in Slovakia is to encourage citizens to collect sales receipts and register them with the government, forcing restaurant and shop owners to pay the taxes they owe.
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When Delight Turns to Reality, It’s Goodbye, Easter Bunny

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:39
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:27
Oso, Wash., faces a delicate discussion, balancing mourners’ needs against those of businesses.
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4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria Freed

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:27
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:18
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:05
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 05:01
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:42
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

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:33
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

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:51
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

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:27
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

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:53
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

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:39
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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