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U.S.: Chinese jet makes 'unsafe' intercept of Air Force plane

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft flying Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea was intercepted in an "unsafe manner" by a Chinese J-10 fighter jet, several defense officials tell CNN.<p>The Chinese jet was never closer than 100 feet to the U.S. aircraft, but …

Military

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Environment

NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder today for allegedly shooting and killing his friend, Odin Lloyd, 11 days ago.<p>…

Crime

Fears for Americans and Briton after historic yacht goes missing

Fears are growing for six Americans and a Briton on board a historic yacht, missing for more than three weeks on a voyage from New Zealand to Australia.<p>Rescue authorities in Wellington, who are co-ordinating an extensive search of the Tasman Sea for the 70ft Nina, said they held "grave" concerns …

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Trayvon Martin's friend: Encounter was racially charged

Cellphone call gets more scrutiny at George Zimmerman's trial as teenage witness continues to testify.<p>SANFORD, Fla. — The second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman is taking twists and turns around the issue of race.<p>In testimony Thursday, Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin's who was on …

President Obama Begins Weeklong Africa Trip

Arriving in Senegal on Wednesday night, President Obama kicked off a weeklong trip to Africa. NPR's Ari Shapiro, who is traveling with the president, tells our Newscast desk that Obama will emphasize democracy and security during his visit.<p>Ari filed this report from Dakar:<p>"The streets here in Dakar …