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"For God's sake open the door"

Purported transcript of cockpit recording published by German newspaper, detailing pilot's futile effort to reenter cockpit

Boko Haram attempts to sow chaos amid Nigeria elections

Militant group attacks poll stations in country's northeast as count begins for presidential election too close to call

Christians around the world mark Palm Sunday

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From Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre to St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, faithful mark final Sunday leading up to Easter

Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

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Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

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Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days
Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. During the curfew period -- which was ordered by President Ernest Bai Koroma and ran from 0600 GMT on Friday until 1800 GMT Sunday -- some 26,000 volunteers went door-to-door to check for sick people and raise awareness about the disease. Officials at the National Ebola Response ... more


Florida spring break violence comes after years of warnings

Officials say a party in Panama City that ended in gunfire was avoidable; "we have blood on our hands"

Michigan State tops Louisville in OT to move on to Final Four

Spartans come from behind to continue its improbable run in the NCAA Tournament

South Carolina women best FSU for 1st Final Four berth

Win over Florida State puts South Carolina women "on the map," coach says

Coney Island's famed Cyclone strands riders on season's first run

On the famous park's first day, its most popular coaster gets stuck on the tracks

Soybeans and Corn Locked in Food Fight

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A dive in prices is leading farmers to turn away from “King Corn” to more-profitable soybean crops.
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One in five school staff victims of false claims, survey shows

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Union study found that fear of being falsely accused is primary reason for some teachers to consider leaving the profession altogetherMore than one in five ... more

Cyclist attempting to break long-distance record is hit by moped

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Steve Abraham, who is trying to break the record for the longest distance covered in a calendar year, may need an operation after an accident ... more

Disgraced former Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock vows to run again

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MP deselected by local Liberal Democrats over ‘inappropriate friendship’ with vulnerable female constituent will stand as independent in Portsmouth SouthMike Hancock, the MP ejected from ... more

Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity review – it may have been his finest hour

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Louis finished his time in Ohio’s high security hospitals with a look at the infinitely subtle gradations between sanity and insanityLouis Theroux: By Reason of ... more

Starwatch: The April night sky

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As our days lengthen, Orion stands further to the SW and W with each evening and has almost completely set in the W by our ... more
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Review: A Present-Day ‘Parsifal’ With a Nod to the Past

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Review: A Present-Day ‘Parsifal’ With a Nod to the Past
Directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, the production is respectful of the opera’s history and meanings, even when it diverges from the libretto’s particulars.

Investigators Face Complex Task With Inquiry Into Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

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Investigators Face Complex Task With Inquiry Into Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz
Investigators are trying to understand what drove Mr. Lubitz, at the controls of the jetliner that crashed in France on Tuesday, to the apparent decision ... more

An American Military Convoy in Europe Aims to Reassure Allies

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Operation Dragoon Ride, consisting of 120 armored vehicles and more than 500 American troops, was envisioned as part public relations event, part training exercise and ... more

Germanwings Crash Raises Questions About Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness

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Germanwings Crash Raises Questions About Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness
Aviation experts say that most screening programs in Europe and the United States are based on an honor system that relies on pilots volunteering information ... more

Australia to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China

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The decision to join the bank is an about-face for the nation, which had earlier agreed with the Obama administration’s requests to stay aloof from ... more

Singaporeans and World Leaders Gather for Final Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

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Singaporeans and World Leaders Gather for Final Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew
Thousands braved heavy rains to say goodbye to Singapore’s founder and first prime minister, whose funeral drew a long list of dignitaries from across the ... more

Beef Ban in India Reaches Into Cages of Lions and Tigers

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Beef Ban in India Reaches Into Cages of Lions and Tigers
The prohibition has had a broad effect on everyday life, including for animals at a national park in Mumbai.

How China Plans to Shape New Asian Order

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How China Plans to Shape New Asian Order
President Xi Jinping sketched out China’s vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and ... more

Cartagena, the New Hot Caribbean Destination

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Cartagena, the New Hot Caribbean Destination
A trip to Cartagena, in Colombia, is the ultimate antidote to the been-there-done-that Caribbean vacation. Here’s everything you need to know to get in on ... more

Can Iran Tolerate Its Own History?

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Can Iran Tolerate Its Own History?
A new documentary project that gives a say to people close to the shah and his toppled monarchy is testing the limits of today’s Iranian ... more

Air Canada Flight Makes Rough Landing in Nova Scotia

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Flight 624 crash-landed at the Halifax airport early Sunday morning, causing a widespread power outage after clipping utility poles on entry. No major injuries were ... more

A Hallucinogenic Tea Time for Some Brazilian Prisoners

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A Hallucinogenic Tea Time for Some Brazilian Prisoners
The provision of ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew used in the Amazon basin for centuries, to inmates on short furloughs reflects a quest to ease pressure ... more

The Saturday Profile: Once Imprisoned in a Foreign Land, an American Fights for the Wrongly Accused

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The Saturday Profile: Once Imprisoned in a Foreign Land, an American Fights for the Wrongly Accused
Eric Volz turned a wrongful conviction in Nicaragua into a vocation, helping other Americans imprisoned overseas.

In Mexico, Firing of Carmen Aristegui Highlights Rising Pressures on News Media

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In Mexico, Firing of Carmen Aristegui Highlights Rising Pressures on News Media
Many believe Ms. Aristegui, a leading radio personality, and her team were fired after a report on a mansion built for the president’s wife by ... more

President of Argentina Won’t Face Charges

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The president and her political supporters had been accused of conspiring to hide Iranian officials’ involvement in a bombing Buenos Aires in 1994.

Op-Ed Contributor: Share the Pork, Be President for Life

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Op-Ed Contributor: Share the Pork, Be President for Life
African voters won't tolerate the strongmen of the past, but they'll bend the rules for leaders who bring prosperity.

Arab Leaders Agree on Joint Military Force

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Many analysts attributed the move, intended to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, in large part to the Arab states’ drive for more independence ... more

Iran’s Top Negotiator Says Accord Can Be Drafted

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Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said Saturday that he had had productive discussions with his European counterparts about the remaining gaps in a ... more

Indefinite Safe Sex Urged for Liberian Ebola Survivors

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After an Ebola death, scientists want to gather more information on the length of time the virus might remain present in semen.

A Divided Nigeria Chooses Its President

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A Divided Nigeria Chooses Its President
Voters cast ballots in the most contested election in Nigeria’s post-independence history.

Carly Fiorina likely GOP candidate, attacks Clinton

Former Hewlett-Packard executive criticizes Hillary Clinton ahead of a likely White House bid

O'Malley: Presidency isn't a "crown to be passed between two families"

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Former Maryland governor throws apparent barb at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, two presidential frontrunners, as he ponders his own run

Boehner slams Obama for treatment of Netanyahu

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House Speaker called the White House's treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "reprehensible"

Huckabee explains why he could be the 2016 GOP nominee

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The former Arkansas governor says he could reach enough voters and has the foreign policy know-how to succeed

Boehner expresses doubts about reaching nuke deal with Iran, vows sanctions will follow failed effort

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House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday he has “serious doubts” on whether the Obama administration and five other world powers can reach an agreement ... more
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