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Missing Plane's Search Area To Be Expanded

Sun, 2014-04-27 21:29

The underwater hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be expanded to include a massive swath of ocean floor that may take up to eight months to search, Australia's prime minister said Monday.

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Bad Weather Hinders Search For Ferry Dead

Sun, 2014-04-27 21:24

Divers renewed their search for more than 100 bodies still trapped in a sunken ferry. Officials said they've narrowed down the likely locations in the ship of most of the remaining missing passengers.

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Deadly Storms Strike Central, Southern U.S.

Sun, 2014-04-27 19:13

A powerful storm created tornadoes through several states Sunday evening. Hard hit areas included Little Rock and parts of Oklahoma.

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Learning With Disabilities: One Effort To Shake Up The Classroom

Sun, 2014-04-27 14:21

The traditional special education model keeps kids with disabilities separate from their peers for much of the day. But a few educators and advocates are pushing for something different.

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Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

Sun, 2014-04-27 13:21

Before NASA can send a manned mission to Mars, it needs to know more about how extended time in space affects the human body. Mark and Scott Kelly are the perfect subjects for such an experiment.

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'Have Mercy On Our Little Ones': Kidnapping Agonizes Nigerians

Sun, 2014-04-27 13:21

More than 200 schoolgirls were taken from a remote town, horrifying the country. The government has been blamed for an inadequate response to the kidnapping, and to extremism in general.

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49ers Fan Sues NFL For $50 Million Over Seattle Playoff Tickets

Sun, 2014-04-27 12:46

Citing limits on who could buy Seattle Seahawks playoff tickets, a San Francisco 49ers fans is suing the NFL, saying the practice amounts to "economic discrimination."

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Keeping An Eye On The KKK

Sun, 2014-04-27 11:33

We asked Google to alert us to Ku Klux Klan activities for a week and our mailbox filled up quickly.

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Pro-Russia Forces Release Western Military Observer In Ukraine

Sun, 2014-04-27 09:51

Seven European military observers are still being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine by insurgents.

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Detained European Military Observer Freed In Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 2014-04-27 09:18

One of the eight military observers who were arrested by pro-Russian separatists has been freed, reportedly for medical reasons. The observers were detained Friday.

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Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People's Day

Sun, 2014-04-27 08:44

Minneapolis designates the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, after the city council heard concerns that hailing Columbus as the discoverer of America is inaccurate.

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Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills

Sun, 2014-04-27 08:00

High hopes dashed, Oregon is the first state to abandon having its own health insurance marketplace. Now it has to figure out how to transition to

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South Africa Celebrates 20 Years Of Democracy

Sun, 2014-04-27 07:08

President Jacob Zuma led Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria Sunday, as South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of democratic rule. Back in 1994, voters sent Nelson Mandela to the presidency.

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Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

Sun, 2014-04-27 06:43

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., got its new T. rex just in time to close its fossil hall for five years of renovations — longer than some dinosaur fans have even been alive.

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NRA Says It's Not Bothered By Gun Control Group's Protest

Sun, 2014-04-27 06:08

The National Rifle Association's convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control pressed their own agenda.

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The Risk And Reward Of Monitoring Elections In The Middle East

Sun, 2014-04-27 06:03

Iraqis will head to the polls Wednesday amid a surge in election-related violence. Veteran election observer Les Campbell says what happens after an election is as important as the day itself.

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Obama Discusses Racist Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Sun, 2014-04-27 05:13

Calling racist statements allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "incredibly offensive," President Obama says he is confident the NBA will resolve the controversy.

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U.S. And Philippines Agree On 10-Year Military Plan

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:11

More American military troops and assets could soon be placed in the Philippines in a new deal that is expected to be formalized Monday, as President Obama arrives in Manila on his trip to Asia.

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Violence In Iraq Mars Runup To Election

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

Next week, Iraqis go to the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ned Parker, Reuters Baghdad bureau chief, about whether Iraqis will take a stand against extremism in the parliamentary elections.

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S. Korea Prime Minister Resigns Over Ferry Disaster

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

South Korea's prime minister has resigned in order to take responsibility for the ferry disaster which killed around 300 people. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn about the fallout.

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