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292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's ambassador says the members of the U.N. Security Council fell silent after viewing a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims. The pictures show people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Police: Suspected killers wore GPS devices

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to rebuild this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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