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Sun Apr 20, 2014 - 7:28 AM
The Sewol ferry was on a routine 400-km (300-mile) voyage from Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju in calm weather on Wednesday carrying 476 passengers and crew, among them 339 children and teachers on a high school outing. Divers gained access to the hull of the Sewol for the first time overnight and the number of those confirmed dead rose steadily throughout Sunday by 25 to 58 dead with 244 still listed as missing. A clearer picture started to emerge of the time around the capsize ... Full Story

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Sun Apr 6, 2014 - 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an "act of love." In comments at odds with the views of many in his party, Bush, the son of the 41st president and brother of the 43rd, said of the divisive immigration issue: "I think we need to kind of get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place. &q ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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Sun Apr 20, 2014 - 11:16 AM
But What should have been a political victory lap for Perry could now wind up in a final tussle that has implications for his political future."Gov. Perry is used to being challenged every step of the way in almost every issue. In that sense, this is not significantly different," said Ray Sullivan, Perry's onetime chief of staff and a former spokesman. "This just comes with the territory."A judge seated a grand jury in Austin this week to consider whether Perry, who is we ... Full Story

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Thu Apr 17, 2014 - 7:32 PM
The debut Thursday night of "Virunga," named after the eastern Congo park, followed the shooting Tuesday of Emmanuel de Merode, the chief warden of Virunga. He is in serious but stable condition after being attacked by three gunmen while driving through the park.De Merode, a Belgian royal, appears extensively in the documentary, which provides a striking portrait of the violence surrounding the majestic park and its dauntless defenders.Directed by British filmmaker Orlando von Einsiede ... Full Story

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Sun Apr 20, 2014 - 5:25 AM
Durant Oklahoma City had dominated the first half and led by 22 at halftime.But their lead dwindled to just two points, 74-72, after Mike Miller's three-pointer with 8:46 left in the game.Durant -- front runner for the league's Most Valuable Player award -- found Serge Ibaka under the basket for a three-point play on the other end to spark a 13-1 scoring run that let the Thunder rebuild a more comfortable cushion."I just wanted to be aggressive," Durant said. "They hit us ... Full Story

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Sat Apr 19, 2014 - 9:42 PM
The But don't look for it in the Guinness World Record Book, as White admitted he doesn't know if anyone else has attempted the feat. The stunt was a promotion for Record Store Day and his upcoming album, "Lazaretto."White performed Saturday morning at his Third Man Records label. As he was playing, fans could watch on television the acetate record being cut in a room behind the stage. After the title song from the upcoming album, he also recorded a cover of Elvis Presley's ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal. "The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ... Full Story

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Sun Apr 20, 2014 - 11:11 AM
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) รข?? It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an important principle in maritime circles is that even a damaged ship may be the best lifeboat. But car ferries like the Sewol, which left about 300 people missing or dead when it sank Wednesday, are different.VATICAN CITY ... Full Story

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