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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 19:50

Search and rescue operations are underway for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore.

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AirAsia Passenger Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 19:03

An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, officials said.

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Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral Draws Mourners From Around The Country

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:23

The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.

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Facebook Finds That Not All Users Like The 'Year In Review' App

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:18

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 10:48

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.

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Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 08:50

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:55

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.

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Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 06:07

Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.

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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:21

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.

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Top Somalia Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:17

Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.

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North Korea Says U.S. Caused Internet Outages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

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