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New Pings Have Head Of Search Optimistic Jet Will Soon Be Found

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:00am

But searchers are not declaring success just yet. And if what they're hearing are not signals from the plane's black boxes, they may not get a second chance. The boxes' batteries are due to run out.

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Israeli Ministers To Stop Meeting Palestinians

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:53am

Israeli ministers to stop meeting Palestinians

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Pope Denounces Slaying Of Dutch Jesuit In Syria

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:43am

Pope denounces slaying of Dutch Jesuit in Syria

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Prosecutor Challenges Pistorius In Murder Trial

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:33am

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius in murder trial

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Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:30am

The ancient city of Angkor Wat has gotten the Street View treatment. Google says it combined 90,000 panoramic images to let people explore the country's famed temples.

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Investors Hope New India Gov't Will Revive Growth

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:23am

Investors hope new India gov't will revive growth

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Vienna Philharmonic Wins Birgit Nilsson Prize

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:23am

Vienna Philharmonic wins Birgit Nilsson Prize

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10 Things To Know For Today

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:23am

10 Things to Know for Today

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Physicist Wins $1.3M Tech Prize For Data Storage

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:23am

Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

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Saudi Arabia Reports 2 More Deaths From MERS

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:53am

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS

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Toyota Recalls About 6.4 Million Vehicles Globally

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:53am

Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

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Series Of Car Bombs In Baghdad Kills 16 People

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:43am

Series of car bombs in Baghdad kills 16 people

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Common Core Literary Standards Require Close Reading

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:08am

The new Common Core State Standards for English have stirred plenty of controversy. In a Vermont classroom full of 8th graders, they are working on a cornerstone of the core: close reading.

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UConn Crushes Notre Dame In NCAA Women's Championship

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

In a historic NCAA women's basketball game, two unbeaten teams vied for the national championship Tuesday night. The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79 to 58. It's a record 9th national title for the Huskies.

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Why Men Outnumber Women Attending Business Schools

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

New research explores gender disparities in business school enrollment by the different ways men and women appear to process ethical compromise. Women are less likely to enroll because they perceive material success to be in conflict with their ethical impulses. Research suggests men are likely to experience the same conflict but they seem more comfortable living with it.

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Senate Panel Considers Obama Nominee To Head Safety Commission

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Elliot Kaye is President Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He made a name for himself pushing safety changes to youth football — famously warning parents, "There's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet." He appeared before a congressional panel on Tuesday.

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Calif. Measure Would Ban Killer Whale Shows At SeaWorld

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

In California, SeaWorld won a short-term victory on Tuesday. A committee in the state assembly decided a bill banning SeaWorld from holding killer whales captive and using them in shows needs further study.

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Encryption Flaw Puts Internet Security At Risk

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

If you bank or buy things online, if you use Yahoo or Gmail Mail or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your communications may not be safe. A flaw in a widely used encryption program called OpenSSL could expose much of the net's encrypted traffic to eavesdropping.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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Kosher Food Producer Manischewitz Sold To Bain Capital

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Manischewitz, the company known for its matzo and gefilte fish, has been bought by a unit of the private equity firm Bain Capital. The price was not disclosed. The new owner wants to help the 126-year-old brand move beyond its niche on the kosher shelves.

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