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Air Force Fires 9 Officers in Scandal Over Cheating on Proficiency Tests

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
The officers were fired and their base commander resigned as the Air Force continued to deal with accusations that crew members shared answers on missile proficiency tests.
    





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Former Prime Minister Announces Candidacy for President of Ukraine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:28
Yulia V. Tymoshenko, the polarizing former prime minister, has long harbored presidential ambitions and will be the most widely known contender in the election.
    





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Potential Crackdown on Russia Risks Also Punishing Western Oil Companies

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:13
Any stricter sanctions on Russia for its occupation of Crimea would likely be opposed by Exxon Mobil, BP and other companies with projects in Russia.
    
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President Obama Meets With Pope Francis

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:09
President Obama and Pope Francis on Thursday skirted social issues that have generated tension between some Roman Catholic leaders and the president.
    





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Congress Approves Aid Of $1 Billion for Ukraine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:34
The measure passed after the White House dropped efforts to tie it to an overhaul of the International Monetary Fund negotiated by President Obama.
    





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The Learning Network: Our Fifth Annual New York Times Found Poetry Student Contest

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:05
Celebrate the new season with our oldest blog tradition, and one we’re thrilled to see teachers across the curriculum embrace. Poems can come from anything ever published in The New York Times, and are due on April 29.
    
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James R. Schlesinger, Willful Aide To Three Presidents, Is Dead at 85

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:41
Mr. Schlesinger, a tough strategist, served in posts that included the secretary of defense and energy, as well as head of the C.I.A.
    





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China’s Criticism Over Handling of Missing Flight Stirs Malaysian Backlash

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:19
Many on social media in Malaysia have denounced China this week, noting that Malaysians as well as Chinese died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
    





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Details in Avonte Oquendo Investigation Are Released

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:59
The results of an investigation detailed a series of errors and oversights in the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, 14, whose remains were found in January.
    





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White House Says Health Care Rolls Top Goal: 6 Million

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:44
With the deadline on Monday, the number of newly covered has exceeded the administration’s goal for enrollment — revised downward from seven million.
    
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Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger Dies

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:40
James R. Schlesinger, a hawkish and erudite Republican who straddled the partisan divide to serve in Cabinet-level posts under three presidents, has died, a Washington think tank said Thursday. He was 85.
    





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Vote by U.N. General Assembly Isolates Russia

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:21
A resolution on Ukraine rejecting Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as illegal passed overwhelmingly.
    





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Six Senators, Fearing Political Cost, Urge Changes to Health Act

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:49
The five Democrats and one independent, under pressure to distance themselves from the Affordable Care Act, proposed improvements to it.
    
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DealBook: Pitfalls of Reverse Mortgages May Pass to Borrower’s Heirs

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:46
The loans that promised to help older people stay in their homes in retirement are, in some cases, now pushing their children out.
    
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Danish Zoo, Reviled in the Death of a Giraffe, Kills 4 Lions

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:45
The zoo is the same one where a young giraffe was killed last month, then dissected and fed to lions — among them, the four lions put down this week.
    





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Microsoft’s Office Suite Finally Coming to iPad, Maybe Too Late

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:37
Owners of Apple’s tablet will be able to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other popular productivity tools — but they still may not want to.
    
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Project to Improve Intellect of Poor Children Led to Better Health, Too, Research Finds

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:20
The Abecedarian program, started in 1972, offered full-time day care for babies. Four decades later, those babies had grown up to be far healthier than a control group.
    
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Matter: Enlisting a Computer to Battle Cancers, One by One

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:06
Once you decode a tumor’s genome, what’s next? Oncologists hope that IBM’s Watson will help them find drugs for patients’ particular brain cancer mix.
    





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U.N. Rights Council Approves Investigation of Sri Lanka Civil War

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:46
The agency voted to open an independent international investigation of possible war crimes in Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels.
    





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Movie Review: Russell Crowe Confronts Life’s Nasty Weather in ‘Noah’

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:05
Russell Crowe stars in “Noah,” Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of the Old Testament story, which brings blockbuster spectacle and narrative liberties to the story.
    
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