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Hundreds feared drowned in ferry disaster
BEIJING — New hope may have surfaced Wednesday for the fate of 300 missing passengers trapped aboard a sunken ferry that divers spent hours searching. The father of one of the missing passengers said he received a text message from his child that ...
Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinksCBS News
S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continuesBBC News
Search Resumes For 290 Missing After South Korean Ferry SinksVoice of America
Bloomberg -TIME
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Washington Post

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern ...
Washington prepares new sanctions against Russia if no de-escalationKyiv Post

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Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks
Geneva: Russia and Ukraine sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...
Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisisReuters
For Obama, a Standoff With MoscowWall Street Journal
Armoured vehicles with Russian flag seen in eastern UkraineZee News
Deutsche Welle
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Washington Post

Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. Robert Rizzo apologized during ...
California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruptionYahoo News

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New York Daily News

Bidengram: Joe Biden makes his Instagram debut in style
New York Daily News
Vice President Joe Biden wants to be the King of Cool with his newfound spot on Instagram. Biden takes his first 'selfie' with President Obama. BY Leslie Larson. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:53 PM. Updated: ...
Biden joins Instagram, takes selfie with ObamaFox News
Obama, Biden tout job-training grantsLos Angeles Times
Obama trumpets $600 million in grants to spur job trainingThe Augusta Chronicle -Washington Post (blog)
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Washington Post

15 Hurt When Fire Truck Crashes Into Restaurant
At least 15, including six firefighters, were hurt Wednesday after a fire engine crashed into a Monterey Park restaurant. Two fire trucks collided near Garfield and Emerson avenues about 3:15 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One of ...
Monterey Park crash: Fire trucks had lights, sirens on, chief saysLos Angeles Times
15 injured after fire truck rams into California restaurantFox News
Firetruck rams California eatery; 15

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Sydney Morning Herald

Former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg pledges $53m to fight gun violence
Sydney Morning Herald
Washington: Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence with a plan to spend $US50 million ($53.4 million) on a grassroots network to organise voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful ...
New Bloomberg-Backed Gun Safety Group Releases Chilling PSA Aimed At ...Huffington Post
Bloomberg Fights NRAMyHighPlains
Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And MomsWYSO
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Feds: No evidence marathon bombing suspect knew of brother's alleged role in ...
Fox News
BOSTON – Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the ...

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Thunder 112, Pistons 111: Kevin Durant's dunk turns back upset bid in season ...
NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City elevates over Detroit's Kyle Singler. (AP Photo). Print · David Mayo | By David Mayo | Follow on Twitter on April 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM, updated April 16, ...

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Brisbane Times

Islamists free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls
The Australian
SCORES of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military says. Only eight of more than 100 students are unaccounted for, Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that gave no details ...
Nigerian President, Security Officials to Discuss Terror AttacksBusinessweek
Rescue effort launched for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirlsSydney Morning Herald
Nigerian military says most of abducted schoolgirls freed, 8 still missingReuters India
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