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Searchers dispute company's claim that it may have found aircraft wreckage

A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.<p>The reasons for the skepticism are obvious -- the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in …

Fukushima residents unsure of return to no-go zone

TOMIOKA, Japan (AP) — Whenever Kazuhiro Onuki goes home, to his real home that is, the 66-year-old former librarian dons protective gear from head to …

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers releases statement on Donald Sterling

ClippersCoachDoc Riverswould probably rather be focusing on how to defeat theGolden State Warriorsin Game 5 of their playoff series Tuesday night, but instead, he has had a few other things to deal with, thanks to the controversial comments allegedly said by team ownerDonald Sterling. Monday night, …

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Federal judge nixes Wisconsin voter ID law

Judge Lynn Adelman agrees with opponents of the law who describe it as likely to disproportionately harm minorities<p>A federal judge in Milwaukee struck down Wisconsin's voter identification law Tuesday, saying a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair …

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North Carolina faith leaders make unique case for gay marriage

North Carolinian faith leaders are entering the ring in the fight for marriage equality – but not for the reason you may think.<p>The United Church of …

Nigerians fear kidnapped school girls have been taken abroad

Imagine your daughter heads off to school one day. You think she's safe. But later you find out that she and hundreds of her classmates were loaded onto vehicles and abducted.<p>That's what happened to some 230 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria two weeks ago.<p>They're believed to have been kidnapped by …

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Record heroin bust in Indian Ocean

A drug raid has seized the largest recorded haul of heroin in the Indian Ocean region.<p>It was picked up by an international navy coalition that was patrolling the waters.<p>The raid highlights the 'Smack Track' - a heroin smuggling route from Afghanistan to Europe through Africa.<p>Al Jazeera's Jane …

No Medicaid expansion could create health care gaps

WASHINGTON — States that have not expanded their Medicaid programs as part of the Affordable Care Act risk larger-than-ever gaps in overall health between residents of their states and those that have expanded Medicaid, a report released Wednesday shows.<p>Nine of the top 13 states in overall health …

SCOTUS throws clouds over coal

The Obama administration is winning the “War on Coal.”<p>Tuesday’s 6-2 Supreme Court decision upholding a complex air pollution rule is the latest victory for an anti-pollution strategy that is really still in its early stages. The next move may be even bigger: In June, the EPA is due to release its …

FCC Chief Vows No Internet ‘Slow Lanes’

The chair­man of the Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion is try­ing to ease fears that he is cav­ing on net neut­ral­ity.<p>In a blog post …

Net Neutrality

Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched

A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes later, officials and witnesses said.<p>Clayton …

U.S. Supreme Court

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Between The Lines - Stephen F. Cohen on Ukraine's Trade Crisis: EU and Russia Vie for Trade Agreements with Kiev (Week Ending Dec. 27, 2013)

Parkland student activists Sofie Whitney and Ryan Deitsch visit Yale campus to speak about community organizing around the broader issue of a …

McDonald's Tells Workers To Avoid Fast Food

<b>CNBC</b><p>Oops, it happened again.<p>McDonald's employee resources website is giving out even more odd advice for workers. This time, it's about the industry it helped make ubiquitous—fast food.<p>"Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and …

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Tech investor tries to rally support for splitting California

SAN FRANCISCO -- Veteran technology investor Tim Draper wants to reboot California.<p>He held a news conference on Monday to talk up his proposal to split California into six states, including one called Silicon Valley.<p>"Something is not working in our state, and I'm convinced it’s with our existing …

Silicon Valley

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Californians outraged after police acquire military armored vehicle to patrol city

Police in Salinas, California are under fire after the department acquired a heavily armored military vehicle for SWAT team operations.<p>The $650,000 …

Blind Man Who Fell on Subway Tracks Can Keep Dog

A blind man who tumbled onto subway tracks in Manhattan with his guide dog declared "there's still good people in this world" after he was told …

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NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe Details Gov’t Retaliation After Helping Expose “Gross Mismanagement”

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Kirk Wiebe, if you could talk about that, and also if you would share with us your own story, you yourself subjected—well, your whole …

KKK branch plans meeting hoping to impeach Obama

A Maryland branch of the Ku Klux Klan has announced that it plans to hold a meeting in a government building this month and begin formulating a plan …