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South Korea leader visits kin of ferry missing

Posted: 05/04/2014 - South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) has told families of those missing in a sunken ferry that her heart breaks knowing what they are going through, as divers recovered two more bodies from the ship.

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South Korea ferry was routinely overloaded

Updated: 05/04/2014 - The sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol is revealing serious safety gaps in the government's monitoring of domestic passenger ships, including regular runs overloaded with cargo.

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Juvenile sex-offender registries are challenged

Updated: 05/04/2014 - Juvenile law advocates have long argued that minors should not have to register as sex offenders because they rarely reoffend. And they say the sex-offender label thwarts the juveniles' rehabilitation.

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California Chrome finishes in front

Updated: 05/03/2014 - The winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby is pre-race favorite California Chrome with Commanding Curve and Danza third. The unofficial winning time was 2:03.66. Chrome was the winner of the Santa Anita Derby earlier in the racing season.

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Family who lost dog during Sandy finds it at pound

Updated: 05/03/2014 - A New Jersey family whose terrier-pitbull mix escaped from their backyard during Superstorm Sandy went to an animal shelter this week to adopt a new pet and came home with their old dog.

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Va. senator backs not-yet-2016 candidate Clinton

Posted: 05/03/2014 - Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't in the 2016 presidential race - at least not yet. But that's not stopping a U.S. senator from throwing his early support behind her potential candidacy.

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Obama to visit Arkansas towns hit by tornado

Posted: 05/03/2014 - U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says President Barack Obama has accepted his invitation to visit the Arkansas communities that were hit last week by a deadly tornado.

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Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

Posted: 05/03/2014 - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention this week.

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High school ag programs flourish as farms dwindle

Posted: 05/03/2014 - High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation's Corn Belt are teaching teenagers that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.

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Ex-pilot pleads guilty in Minnesota alcohol case

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A former American Eagle pilot has pleaded guilty to having alcohol in his system as he prepared to fly a plane from Minneapolis to New York City last year.

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Gay suspended 1 year, returns Olympic silver medal

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Sprinter Tyson Gay has accepted a one-year suspension and has returned the silver medal he won in the men's 400-meter relay at the London Olympics after he tested positive for a prohibited substance.

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Countries searching for jet to meet on next step

Posted: 05/02/2014 - Senior officials from Malaysia, Australia and China will meet in Canberra early next week to decide on the next step in the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet.

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Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence

Posted: 05/02/2014 - Authorities are employing a new crowdsourcing tool to help with a Southern California investigation into an annual party gone awry last month that left dozens of people injured including several police officers.

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Apple, Samsung jury deliberating

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A California jury will enter another day of deliberations Friday in an effort to reach a verdict on a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology.

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