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Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Airplane Wheels

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Broken Fingers Reveal Ferry Victims' Desperate Struggle

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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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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Palestinian Factions Announce Historic Unity Government

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WATCH: Georgia Gov. Signs Controversial Gun Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign one of the most permissive state gun bills into law at noon on Wednesday. The “Safe Carry Protection Act” will allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including bars and government buildings that don't have security checkpoints. The law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to carry firearms. 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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U.S. Teacher May Have Molested Scores Overseas

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"We cannot wish away racial inequality."  

— Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Summarizing her dissent over the high court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
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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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Chris Brown Assault Trial Delayed for Months

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China State Media Attacks U.S. as Obama's Asia Tour Begins

Just hours before President Barack Obama touched down in Japan for a week-long tour of Asia on Wednesday, China's state media published a commentary slamming the U.S. as a "myopic" superpower that was trying to "cage" its Asian counterpart, NBC News reported. Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days in an effort to "rebalance" and "pivot" toward Asia. Xinhua, which is a mouthpiece of the Beijing government, referenced Obama not visiting China during the trip and told him to "stop pampering its chums like Japan and the Philippines," a reference to its various island territorial disputes with maritime neighbors. Read »
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Highway Driver: I Was Shot at for Driving With High Beams on

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Lifting Sunken Ferry the Next Major Challenge for Officials

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