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Geography in the News: The Caucasus' Storied Cultural Geography

National Geographic - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Among the world's longest-lived hotspots is the Caucasus region, rivaling only the Balkans as a volatile kettle of violent and rebellious ethnic cultures.
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Al Neuharth, News Executive Who Built Gannett and USA Today, Is Dead at 89

New York Times - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Al Neuharth, the brash and blustery media mogul who built the Gannett Company into a communications Leviathan and created USA Today, for years America's best-selling newspaper, died on Friday at his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
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Boeing Fix for Battery Is Approved by FAA

New York Times
44 minutes ago
Written by
Hiroko Tabuchi
Published: April 19, 2013. Boeing's 787s could be flying again within weeks, a major milestone for the innovative passenger jets that have been grounded since January because of battery problems.
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AMD Rehires Graphics Chip Expert After a Stint at Apple

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
Advanced Micro Devices has had a hard slog lately. But it still seems to be able to attract technology talent. The latest example is Raja Koduri, a highly regarded expert in graphics chips who had worked at AMD before a four-year stint at Apple as director of ...
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Toyota to Make Lexus in Kentucky Amid Localization Push

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) plans to build Lexus ES 350 sedans at an existing Kentucky plant, the first U.S. production for its luxury brand, as Chief Executive Officer Akio Toyoda pushes to localize output in its biggest markets.
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Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Arrested

WWNO - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf leaves a Pakistani courtroom on Wednesday, April 17. He was detained on Friday, April 18 and held without bail on treason charges.
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Serbia and Kosovo Reach Agreement on Power-Sharing

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
PARIS - After months of difficult negotiations, Serbia and Kosovo reached an agreement on Friday aimed at overcoming ethnic enmities in Kosovo, a former Serbian province.
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British Police Arrest Entertainer in Sexual Offense Inquiry

New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
LONDON - One of the country's best-known television entertainers, Rolf Harris - for whom Queen Elizabeth II once sat for a portrait - has been arrested on suspicion of unspecified sexual offenses in the latest twist in the sexual abuse scandal that has ...
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Death Toll Rises to 14 After Texas Blast

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
WEST, Tex. - Two days after the explosion at a fertilizer plant in this town sliced by a busy railroad and highway in Central Texas, the death toll rose to 14, but with the search of damaged structures nearly finished by Friday afternoon, only a few people were ...
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Boston travel update: Transit service back, lockdown lifted - USA Today

10 minutes ago
Written by
Laura Bly
Police cornered and captured the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing Friday night, two hours after limited public transit resumed and an earlier police request for businesses to close and residents and visitors to "shelter in place" was lifted.
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Muslim leaders denounce Boston Marathon bombing suspects' acts

Contra Costa Times
18 minutes ago
Written by
Canan Tasci
Local Muslim leaders denounced Friday the violent behavior of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects identified in media reports as Chechen Muslims and called for unity among all Americans.
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Anheuser-Busch Reaches Deal With Antitrust Regulators

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the country's largest brewer, agreed on Friday to sell the United States rights to several foreign brands, including the top-selling Corona, in a deal that regulators say will ensure competition in beer prices.
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GE Quarterly Profit Matches Estimates as Aviation Sales Rise

Bloomberg - ‎14 hours ago‎
General Electric Co. (GE) fell the most since 2011 after a first-quarter slide in its Power & Water business pulled total industrial earnings down 11 percent.
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Unemployment rate drops to 8.9 percent in KCK

Wyandottedaily News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The unemployment rate in Kansas City, Kan., decreased to 8.9 percent in March 2013, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. The KDOL released the county and city unemployment rates today.
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Airline Groups Fight Sequester Cuts

Wall Street Journal
4 hours ago
Written by
Jack Nicas
Airline trade groups filed suit on Friday to prevent the Federal Aviation Administration from furloughing air-traffic controllers, a step the FAA has warned could cause thousands of daily flight delays beginning this weekend.
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Fitch: Fixed-Income Strength Key in US Banks 1Q Results

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:55pm EDT. (The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, April 19 (Fitch) Solid capital markets revenue trends continued for the largest U.S.
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Yahoo's New Mail App For iPad, Android Tablets Brings Fullscreen Reading And ...

Apr 18, 2013
Written by
Greg Kumparak
Yahoo has just released a shiny new dedicated Yahoo! Mail application for iPads and Android tablets, following up on the big Mail interface overhaul they started rolling out back in December.
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Facebook Introduces Free Voice Calling for US Android Users

Headlines & Global News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Facebook has launched free voice calls for Android users starting today. Now, Facebook users can call other Facebook users for free via Facebook Messenger.
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Nicole Eggert Is Hospitalized After Attempting A High-Dive That Went Wrong ... - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Dang, ABC's show Splash cannot get a break!! First, Chuy Bravo fractured his heel bone after jumping on a table during a diving practice, then Kendra Wilkinson quit the show because she's afraid of heights, which followed in Katherine Webb leaving the ...
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Will Twitter's new #Music app boost the recording industry?

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Twitter Inc. says its new music service helps users discover songs and artists. But the music industry isn't sure it's something to sing about just yet.
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How TV has covered the Boston manhunt so far

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
The longer the networks reported on the Boston manhunt on Friday, the less we knew about what was actually going on. The manhunt is ongoing, but the confusion has already raised some troubling questions about the power of TV news in general.
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It'll be a special return to Fenway - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON. Mike Rogerson sat on a barstool at the Cask 'n Flagon, the popular tavern across the street from Fenway Park's Green Monster.
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UFC's Benson Henderson defends belt, wants Georges St-Pierre

Los Angeles Times
50 minutes ago
Written by
Lance Pugmire
Benson Henderson aspires to one day soon fight Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The UFC lightweight champion will need to know he can take a mighty punch and deal with a strong ground-and-pound fighter ...
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Buck Showalter to Rex Ryan: Focus on beating Ravens

NFL News - ‎2 hours ago‎
"I'd be a little more concerned about Nov. 24 when the Jets come here and try to figure out a way to beat the Ravens," Showalter said Friday, via The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly.
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Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

Science Now - ‎Apr 18, 2013‎
Wavemaker. As Hurricane Sandy churned off the East Coast last 28 October, waves at the ocean's surface triggered seismic waves in Earth's crust that were detected throughout the lower 48 states, a new study reveals.
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3 new planets discovered in distant solar system that could sustain human life - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Do you believe that is other life out there? NASA's powerful Kepler Telescope has discovered three new planets in distant solar systems that could be habitable and sustain life.
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Experts Look Beyond Birds in Investigation of Flu Strain in China

New York Times - ‎Apr 18, 2013‎
BEIJING - China is investigating four possible cases of human-to-human transmission of a deadly bird flu that has killed 17 people, but so far there has been “no sustained” evidence of transmission between people, the World Health Organization said ...
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