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MH370 search: Réunion island debris 'almost certainly' from Boeing 777 – as it happened

Officials examine aircraft part washed up on island in the French Indian Ocean as possible clue to fate of missing Malaysia Airlines plane<p>8.11am AEST<p>It’s just after 2am in Réunion, an island off of Madagascar where a piece of plane debris has been found – possibly an important breakthrough in the …

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So That Happened: The Obama Trade Deal Elizabeth Warren Hates Gets A Vote

So <i>that</i> happened. This week we look at one Washington State community in which the battle for a $15 minimum wage has been won, discuss the latest developments in the political battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and discuss the 2016 election by talking about how much we hate the 2016 election.<p>…

TV highlights: Watch Cecily Strong host the White House correspondents’ dinner on C-SPAN and CNN

<i>(All times Eastern)</i><p>Ah, Nerd Prom. Hosted by “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong, the <b>“White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner”</b> (C-SPAN at 6 p.m. and CNN at 7) looks to take a few jabs at the media and President Obama, who always comes armed with a stand-up set of his own.<p>Saturday …

Royal baby: betting public convinced Kate Middleton will have a girl

Almost 90 per cent of bets being placed on the sex of the royal baby are being wagered on a sister for Prince George<p>Logically speaking, the <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b> should have the same chance of giving birth to a boy as she does a girl, but it seems the British public have a different opinion.<p>Up to 90 …

McDonald's U.S. sales plunge in February

McDonald's said its U.S. sales slid 4% in February and 1.7% globally, the first monthly report under new Chief Executive Stephen Easterbrook.<p>The decrease marks a sharp downturn from January when U.S. sales increased 0.4%, and global sales fell 1.8%. Easterbrook, who became CEO March 1, has said his …

How to Make the Best Brisket (and Why It Makes Excellent Leftovers)

Red wine-braised brisket has all the makings of a family classic.<p>We’ve been on a bit of a bender lately. A meat bender, that is. Last week we were all about the meatloaf. And now we're diving directly into a pot of big, beautiful, beefy, braised brisket. Whether you make this for a crowd, for a …

'American Sniper' box office: Why it probably will never happen again

Over the weekend American Sniper took in $4.5 million at the box office. That wouldn't, on its face, seem like a major achievement. The 2014 release has grossed a lot more earlier in its lifespan — in fact it's grossed a lot more on every other weekend since it widened in mid-January.<p>But those few …

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