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Boston honors marathon bombing victims

15/04/2014
Boston honors marathon bombing victims

  A year after two explosions and the events after killed 4 and injured more than 260 in Boston, mourners gathered at the bombing sites to remember the victims and give thanks to the first responders and average citizens who aided rescue efforts. A memorial service is being held nearby, with Vice President Joe...
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Google Glass Finally Here

15/04/2014
Google Glass Finally Here

  Google announce last weed that today at 9 a.m. ET, everyone in the U.S. will be able to buy Google Glass. “Every day, we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too,” the company wrote in a blog post. BUY...
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Ebola Outbrake At Least 100 Dead

15/04/2014
Ebola Outbrake At Least 100 Dead

More than 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. With no cure or vaccine, it is one of the most deadly of viruses, killing between 60 to 90 percent of those infected. Heath officials in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, have set up isolation centers and are screening at...
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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell in Car Accident

15/04/2014
Lawrence O’Donnell in Car Accident

Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother were in a taxi accident overseas this weekend, and were transported back to the U.S. for hospitalization. The MSNBC host will be taking a break from his show, The Last Word, for several weeks while recuperating. His injuries haven’t been revealed yet, but the network has reported that the...
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Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzer for NSA coverage

14/04/2014
Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzer for NSA coverage

The Guardian and The Washington Post both won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday in the public service category for their coverage of the NSA. The Boston Globe also won the breaking news prize for its Boston Marathon bombing coverage. The fiction prize went to Donna Tartt for ‘The Goldfinch.’
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Olympic great Michael Phelps to end retirement

14/04/2014
Olympics Day 4 - Swimming

22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is ending his retirement and will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at an Arizona meet on April 24-26. Phelps’s longtime coach Bob Bowman revealed the news Monday and said Phelps would swim three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly....
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Pakistan police re-arrest cannibal after fears he ate child

14/04/2014
Pakistan police re-arrest cannibal after fears he ate child

Police in Pakistan have re-arrested a man who previously admitted to cannibalism on suspicion of eating a young child. He was arrested after neighbors reported a smell of rotten flesh coming from his home, where police found a severed child’s head following a search. Photo: Mohammad Arif Ali (left) in police custody, 14 April...
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Kansas Jewish Center Shootings Likely Hate Crime By Ku Klux Klan Member

13/04/2014
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update The third victim in this weekend’s shootings in eastern Kansas was Terri LaManno, according to a statement on her employer’s website. Investigators have determined that the shootings were a hate crime, Overland Park’s police chief says. A man with a history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric is suspected of shooting to death a boy...
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Forest fire burns through neighborhoods in Valparaiso, Chile

13/04/2014
Forest fire burns through neighborhoods in Valparaiso, Chile

A forest fire burned more than 100 homes in Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday. The fire, which prompted a red alert for the area, forced thousands of residents to evacuate. People reported minor injuries and residents were treated for smoke inhalation as the fire burned through the port city. Photo: Houses go up in flames...
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9 dead after tour bus, truck crash in Northern California

13/04/2014
9 dead after tour bus, truck collide in Northern California

New: Sources say apparently the Fed Ex truck was on fire before the crash. At least nine people are dead and dozens injured after a charter bus and FedEx semi-truck collided on a highway in Glenn County, Calif. The bus was reportedly carrying Southern California high school students on a college tour. At least...
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Computer outage at space station may force spacewalk

12/04/2014
Computer outage at space station may force spacewalk

A computer outage at the International Space Station may require astronauts to complete a spacewalk and delay next week’s launch of a supply ship next week. A backup computer on the outside of the station is not responding to commands, NASA said Friday. While the main computer is working fine, both computers are needed...
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[VIDEO] She’s a Shoe In! Hillary Clinton Dodges Shoe During Vegas Speech

11/04/2014
[VIDEO] Someone Threw a Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Vegas Speech

Remember that time when an Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at George W. Bush? Well, it appears to have happened again, this time to Hillary Clinton. Clinton spoke today at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, and in the middle of her speech a woman threw a shoe at her. The AP report noted...
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Nato images reveal Russian forces on Ukraine border

11/04/2014
Nato images reveal Russian forces on Ukraine border

NATO supreme headquarters released a series of satellite images overnight reportedly showing a potentially ‘destablizing’ build-up of Russian armored vehicles and aircraft near the Ukrainian border.
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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick being investigated by Miami police

11/04/2014
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick being investigated by Miami police

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, along with a teammate and a Seattle Seahawks player, is being investigated by Miami police. The alleged incident took place April 1 at a luxury Miami hotel. Kaepernick, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette and 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton are mentioned in the incident report along with...
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Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

10/04/2014
Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show.” “I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth,” Colbert said in a press release. Letterman announced last week that he will retire in...
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GM drafts NASA in effort to ensure cars are safe

10/04/2014
GM drafts NASA in effort to ensure cars are safe

Detroit automaker General Motors has asked NASA to review whether its 2.6 million recalled cars are safe to drive after a series of deaths blamed on faulty ignition switches. NASA’s Engineering & Safety Center director Ralph R. Roe Jr is expected to lead an independent outside review of GM’s recall. detroitnews
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[VIDEO] Alex Hribal Teen Suspected In Stabbing Spree Charged As Adult

10/04/2014
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Twenty-four people were reportedly injured at around 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school during a knife attack. Some 21 students and a security guard were stabbed, and another two students were injured in the aftermath of the attack at Franklin Regional High School. The police announced Wednesday evening that they are...
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Russia failed to share data on Boston suspect, review says

10/04/2014
Russia failed to share data on Boston suspect, review says

Two years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Russia declined to give the FBI information that most likely would have prompted deeper scrutiny of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an inspector general’s review said. “They found that the Russians did not provide all the information that they had on him back then, and based on everything that...
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11 children, 1 adult injured in crash at Orlando child-care center

09/04/2014
11 children, 1 adult injured in crash at Orlando child-care center

Eleven children and one adult were injured when a car crashed into a day care in Orlando, Fla., rescue officials said. All 12 victims were taken to area hospitals and a fire rescue spokesperson said some of the injuries are very serious. The crash reportedly happened after a Dodge Durango crashed into the car,...
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Division 1 basketball player Derrick Gordon says he is gay

09/04/2014
Division 1 basketball player says he is gay

UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon tells ESPN he is gay, making him the first openly gay player in Division 1 men’s basketball. ‘I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,’ Gordon told ESPN. ‘I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months,...
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