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Ukraine crisis

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:55am
Tensions remained high in Ukraine Saturday on the eve of a vote on secession in its southern Crimea region.
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Crimea: Join Russia, or go it alone?

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:55am
Tensions remained high in Ukraine Saturday on the eve of a vote on secession in its southern Crimea region.
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Malaysia police search pilot's home, source says

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:55am
Flight 370 deviated due to deliberate action, Malaysia's PM suggests, as investigators focus on those onboard the jet that has been missing a week.
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30 of the most compelling questions

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:41am
What we know -- and don't -- from data to conspiracies.
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

Slashdot - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:36am
An anonymous reader writes "A piece of software called 'Popcorn Time' drew a lot of attention last week for encapsulating movie torrents within a slick, stream-based UI that made watching pirated films as easy as firing up Netflix. The app ran into trouble a few days ago when it was pulled from its hosting provider, Mega, and now Popcorn Time's creators say they're shutting it down altogether. They say it was mainly an experiment: 'Piracy is not a people problem. It's a service problem. A problem created by an industry that portrays innovation as a threat to their antique recipe to collect value. It seems to everyone that they just don't care. But people do. We've shown that people will risk fines, lawsuits and whatever consequences that may come just to be able to watch a recent movie in slippers. Just to get the kind of experience they deserve.' However, the software itself isn't a complete loss — the project is being picked up by the founder of a torrent site, and he says development will continue."

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Murder charge for SXSW driver

CNN - U.S. Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:34am
A driver who plowed into a crowded street at a popular festival in Austin this week, killing two people, was charged with capital murder, police said Friday.
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Murder charge for driver at SXSW

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:34am
A man who allegedly plowed into a crowded street at a popular festival in Austin, Texas, this week, killing two people and injuring dozens more, was formally charged with capital murder Thursday, local police said.
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Derailment reveals issues with NY rail

CNN - U.S. Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:27am
Metro-North Railroad, the second largest commuter rail line in the country, has a "deficient safety culture" and overemphasizes on-time performance, according to a report released Friday by the Federal Railroad Administration.
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Derailment reveals issues with NY rail

CNN - U.S. Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:27am
Metro-North Railroad, the second largest commuter rail line in the country, has a "deficient safety culture" and overemphasizes on-time performance, according to a report released Friday by the Federal Railroad Administration.
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Did someone take over MH370?

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:16am
Someone commandeered it: The most plausible explanation?
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Expert involved?

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:16am
Only a professional pilot can program specific route pathways.
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Kerry: No need for back-door annexation

CNN - World Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:14am
Russia can respect the result of the Crimean secession referendum without proceeding with a "back-door annexation" of the Ukrainian region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
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PM: Focus on passengers, crew

CNN - World Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:59am
A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, investigators are refocusing on passengers and crew on board after data indicated the plane deviated because of deliberate action, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.
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PM: Focus on passengers, crew

CNN - World Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:59am
A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, investigators are refocusing on passengers and crew on board after data indicated the plane deviated because of deliberate action, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.
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Referendum: What you need to know

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:42am
Sunday's referendum on whether the Crimea Peninsula should rejoin Russia has become the focus of the Ukraine crisis.
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Sentence cut for OBL-find doctor

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:41am
A Pakistani doctor convicted of helping the CIA track Osama bin Laden had his sentence reduced Saturday by 10 years to a total of 23 years.
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Wesleyan University student alleges rape, sues fraternity

CNN - U.S. Feed - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:35am
A Wesleyan University student who says she was raped in front of onlookers at a "wildly out of control" campus fraternity party has filed a lawsuit against Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 11 of its members and the alleged assailant, according to court documents.
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Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes

Slashdot - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:33am
hcs_$reboot writes "In a lengthy interview from Rolling Stone, Bill Gates, was asked: 'Do you consider [Snowden] a hero or a traitor?' The Microsoft founder responded, 'I certainly wouldn't characterize him as a hero. ... You won't find much admiration from me'. What about government surveillance? 'The government has such ability to do these things. ... But the specific techniques they use become unavailable if they're discussed in detail. Rolling Stone retorts that privacy can be an issue: 'We want safety, but we also want privacy,' says the journalist. Bill Gates tells his main priority focuses on stopping the bad guys: 'Let's say you knew nothing was going on. How would you feel? I mean, seriously. I would be very worried. Technology arms the bad guys with orders of magnitude more [power]. Not just bad guys. Crazy guys.' Meanwhile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed the opposite opinion about Snowden at a tech conference in Germany. 'He is a hero to me, but he may be a traitor to other people and I understand the reasons for them to think that way. I believe that Snowden believed, like I do, that the U.S. has a right to freedom. '"

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Indian diplomat indicted again

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 9:48am
The Indian diplomat whose arrest sparked a diplomatic row with India has again been indicted by the federal government and faces arrest if she returns to the United States, federal prosecutors said Friday.
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Indian diplomat indicted again

CNN - Top Stories - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 9:48am
The Indian diplomat whose arrest sparked a diplomatic row with India has again been indicted by the federal government and faces arrest if she returns to the United States, federal prosecutors said Friday.
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