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24 Apr 2014 - United States
Obama Warns Russia TougherPresident isn't hopeful that penalties will motivate Vladimir Putin to change.Permalink
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Investigations Into the SouthProsecutors have raided the offices and home of the Sewol's reclusive owner, seeking answers to a tragedy that has so far claimed 160 lives, with the death toll expected to mount as divers continue to... search the wreck for bodiesPermalink
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Wednesday that parties involved in Syria's civil war are guilty of "flagrant violations" of international law regarding the delivery of aid, and... urged the Security Council to address them.Permalink
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FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes

ABC News - 24 Apr 2014 08:02
FDA to Regulate E-CigarettesRegulations will include warning labels, banned sales to minors and a list of ingredients.Permalink
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By Laila Kearney April 23 Permalink
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A group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has agreed to adjust an ad featuring President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) after facing complaints about an insensitive... photo. Families of the Aurora movie theater shooting victims called on the conservative nonprofit Americans for Prosperity to remove the photo upon revelations it was a photoshopped image from when Obama and Udall visited a hospital treating victims of the shooting in July 2012. Twelve people were killed and 58 were wounded in the shooting. Permalink
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Bloodied Shirt, Unwashed Fork:Bullet-pocked undershirt, unwashed tableware, deathbed linen: John Paul II relics aplentyPermalink
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Biologists Watching Fish RunsScientists closely watching endangered fish runs after deadly landslide, see signs of hopePermalink
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EU Institutions Vulnerable toEuropean Union institutions are wide open to corruption, independent report findsPermalink
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City Room: New York Today: The Nanny Van

The New York Times - 24 Apr 2014 12:13
City Room: New York Today: TheWhat you need to know for Thursday: A project to help domestic workers, brush-fire weather, and marijuana tolerance in Brooklyn.Permalink
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Hey Wonk Reporters, Liberate Your Data!

Mother Jones - 24 Apr 2014 12:06
When it comes to data journalism, everyone's a critic. The launch of three major data journalism operations in only a few weeks—the revamped 538, Vox, and the New York Times' The Upshot—have... produced a slew of opinion pieces. They are summarized quite nicely in this piece by Guardian journalist James Ball, but the one critique that sticks with me the most is the idea that we are at a moment in which there is lots of content about data but not so much actual, you know, data. This may all seem like journalistic navel gazing, but it matters. Here's how journalism used to work: as a one-way process where the reporter, in her or his ivory tower, would selectively throw nuggets down to the world. That information would be (hopefully) gratefully received by the reader, but the relationship...Permalink
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In January, Mother Jones broke the story of one of the newest affiliates of Charles and David Koch's sprawling political machine, a consulting firm named Aegis Strategic created to identify, recruit,... and groom free-market-minded candidates for elected office. Aegis bills itself as a one-stop shop for aspiring politicians, able to handle general consulting, fundraising, direct mail, social media, and more. The firm is run by Jeff Crank, a radio host and two-time congressional candidate who previously ran the Colorado chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group founded by the Koch brothers. When we reported on the firm earlier this year, Aegis Strategic had only one client: Marilinda Garcia, a New Hampshire state lawmaker running for Congress. But new campaign filings show that...Permalink
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This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine

Mother Jones - 24 Apr 2014 12:06
Holzweiler, Germany, just escaped impending death. A tidy village of stone houses clustered around an aging cathedral, it's only 40 minutes up the Autobahn from the modernist bustle of Cologne, the... country's fourth-largest city. The drive winds past farms spiked with towering wind turbines, standard-bearers of Germany's nationwide green energy overhaul. But Holzweiler's quiet sidewalks are also precariously close to one of Europe's largest open-pit coal mines. When I visited last fall, residents of Holzweiler and a cluster of neighboring villages had been living on borrowed time. The villages were in the way of the expanding mine, and locals had been told by the government that within a matter of years their homes would be bulldozed to get at the coal—the world's dirtiest kind, known as...Permalink
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MH370: Australia rules out link with debris

Eyewitness News - 24 Apr 2014 11:54
The debris was found on Wednesday on a beach at the southern tip of Australia.Permalink
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Wearing the Art

The New York Times - 24 Apr 2014 11:50
As the Met Costume Institute prepares to exhibit clothes by Charles James, a woman recalls the thrill of wearing one of his pieces in 1975.Permalink
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Hollywood Couple Olivia WildeThe blockbuster actress-comedian duo who have been engaged since January 2013 announced the birth of their son together with a humorous tweet on Wednesday. "Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the... building! (I'm the building)," she wrote.Permalink
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Ukraine rivals clash as US blames Russia

Al Jazeera English - 24 Apr 2014 11:22
Confrontations reported by Kiev government as US president accuses Russia of going against spirit of Geneva deal.Permalink
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Death Row Inmates Won't BeOklahoma death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner (pictured) had petitioned for the public naming of the manufacturer of drugs to be used in their executions, but a court has found against... them and they could face execution as early as next weekPermalink
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A Syrian army helicopter dropped barrel bombs on a vegetable market in Aleppo, killing 12 people, a network of opposition activists said Thursday.Permalink
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Malaysia has sent its preliminary report on the disappearance of Flight 370, but hasn't released it publicly.Permalink
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Car bomb kills four in Kenya

Eyewitness News - 24 Apr 2014 11:13
Car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighbourhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday.Permalink
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3 American Doctors Killed inAn Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday, killing three American doctors and leaving two other people wounded, officials said.Permalink
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At least three American hospital workers in Afghanistan were killed Thursday by an officer guarding the hospital, Kabul police said.Permalink
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About two thirds of the 476 passengers on the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea were students at Danwon High School taking part in a field trip.Permalink
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Ex-KKK Leader Was Given a NewOfficials could have kept Frazier Glenn Cross imprisoned, but deal set him free.Permalink
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