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Initial agreement reached to de-escalate Ukraine crisis
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GENEVA – Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The tentative agreement puts on hold -- for now at least -- additional ...
Pro-Russian militants killed in clash at base in eastern Ukraine port cityWashington Post
Ukraine Talks Reach Initial Deal as Putin Keeps Force as OptionWall Street Journal
Ukraine Seeks to Boost Biomass to Lessen Dependence on RussiaBusinessweek
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BBC News

S Korea ferry boss admits 'grave sin'
BBC News
The president of the company that operated the South Korean ferry that sank with 475 people on board has said executives have committed a "grave sin". Kim Han-sik had to be supported by two men as he made an apology to the victims and their families of ...
South Korea ferry: Captain Lee Joon-seok could face criminal investigation as ...The Independent
South Korea ferry disaster: parents' anguish as rescue operation
South Korea ferry captain being investigated to see if he was really one of the ...National Post
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Washington Post

Portland, Ore., is dumping 38 million gallons of drinking water because of a ...
Washington Post
One of the Mount Tabor number reservoirs in Portland, Ore. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP). It took one teenager urinating in a reservoir for the city of Portland, Ore., to dump enough water to fill about 57 Olympic-size swimming pools, even though the ...
Teen urinates in reservoir; officials to flush 38M gallons; LA weepsLos Angeles Times
Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoirCNN
Commissioner Nick Fish says emptying Mt. Tabor Reservoir 'conservative but ...The Oregonian -Buffalo News
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ABC News

Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found
Los Angeles Times
Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.
Earth-size, 'Goldilocks-zone' planet found in distant solar systemWashington Post
Scientists Find Earth-Sized Distant Planet That Could Support WaterNewsweek
Kepler's cool find: Another Earth-size planetUSA TODAY
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Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows
The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media. The convict ...
Photos: Iranian woman forgives son's condemned killer as he stands at gallowsWindsor Star
Iranian killer's execution stopped by victim's mother at very last

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CBS News

Edward Snowden asks Putin on live TV: Does Russia spy on millions?
Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW -- Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who was granted asylum in Russia, made a surprise appearance at President Vladimir Putin's annual televised call-in session Thursday to ask whether the country conducts mass ...
Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverageWashington Post
Would Obama save Putin from drowning? Putin says yes.Christian Science Monitor
Edward Snowden makes virtual appearance at Putin showFinancial Times
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US sending helmets, other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine
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The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military -- but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep.
White House approves more non-lethal aid for UkraineUSA TODAY
US to send Ukrainian military more suppliesWashington Post
Pentagon extends deployment of fighter jets to PolandWashington Times -Washington Examiner -Politico
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In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two ...
Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From AdultsWall Street Journal

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CBS News

Beau Biden readies 2016 bid for governor of Delaware
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Attorney General of Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden,speaks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). US President Barack ...
Joe Biden's Son Beau Running for Governor in Home-State DelawareBusinessweek
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Beau Biden says he'll focus on 2016USA TODAY
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CNN International

Obama announces $600 million for job skills programs
Washington Post
April 16, 2014 5:01 PM EDT — President Obama announced two grant programs and pledged $600 million to train more Americans for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled. (The Washington Post) ...
Biden Posts Selfie with Obama on InstagramWPRO

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