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Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Airplane Wheels

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Judge Allows Manning Name Change

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Many of the children's bodies pulled from the submerged South Korea ferry in the past two days had broken fingers, local media reported — suggesting the victims had desperately tried to climb walls or floors to escape, NBC News reported. Divers continued to search the ferry Wednesday, feeling for bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks. The death toll reached 150, leaving 152 others people still missing after more than a week. Read »
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Palestinian Factions Announce Historic Unity Government

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Georgia Gov. Signs Controversial Gun Bill

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Missing Jet Clue? “Material” Washes Ashore

An object that washed up on Australia’s shoreline is being investigated by authorities hunting for wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Wednesday. The material — possibly a piece of sheet metal with rivets — was found six miles east of Augusta, NBC News reported. In China, families of missing passengers on-board the jet were notified of the potential lead in the investigation. Read »
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Obama Hits World's Most Exclusive Sushi Restaurant

President Barack Obama scored a table at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants during his visit to Tokyo on Wednesday. “That's some good sushi right there,” he said after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took him, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and National Security Adviser Susan Rice to Sukiyabashi Jiro. World-renowned owner Jiro Ono was featured in the 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." A meal consisting of 20 pieces of sushi at the three-Michelin-star restaurant costs about $300. Read »
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Hopefully today's name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we (transgender) people exist everywhere in America today, and that we have must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are.  

— Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, the private known as Bradley Manning who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for handing classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, reacting after a judge approved her name change.
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American Jailed in Cuba Vows to Come Home "Dead or Alive"

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U.S. Teacher May Have Molested Scores Overseas

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NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires

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DOJ Expands Clemency Rules for Drug Offenders

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Ukraine Ends Truce With Pro-Russia Separatists

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