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Rescued South Korean ferry passengers

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Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly…

South Korea ferry rescue

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

South Korea ferry death toll increases to 9

At least nine people are dead after a ferry boat capsized in South Korea, officials said Thursday.

Well-wishes, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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MH370 families storm out of briefing

The man's anger at authorities giving a briefing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could not be contained.

He screamed at the screen as a promised video conference with Malaysian authorities became…

Google modular Ara phone

CNN

Google's future phone: The customizable Ara

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

Korean ferry victim text

CNN

Desperate passengers sent texts as ferry sank

A passenger describes women screaming in the darkness. A father learns his child is trapped. A son, fearing death, tells his mother he loves her.

Chibok, Nigeria

CNN

Nigeria: Over 100 abducted schoolgirls freed

Heavily armed men descended on the school as the girls slept.

Bullets flew as guards fought back, but they lost.

The men, Boko Haram militants, herded more than 100 students onto buses, vans and trucks…

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that…

School testing, SAT

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.

Ukrainian helicopters

Reuters

Ukraine military push appears to stall

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.

In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of…

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25 greenest cities in America

Electric bus, hybrid, environment

Mike Segar/Reuters

With Earth Day coming up, find out which 25 cities are considered the "greenest" in America.

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

South Korean ferry sinks, rescuers

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

What things cost in America: 1914 and 2014

Counting out money

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The Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent in March, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics said increases in the shelter and food costs accounted for most of the rise. See how much things like homes,…

Best/worst jobs of 2014

Roofer, man working on roof

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Looking for a new job this year? CareerCast.com lists the best and worst occupations of 2014.

39 dead after Wash. landslide

Rescue workers, Washington landslide

Washington State National Guard

At least 39 people are dead after a landslide tore through an area of rural Washington north of Seattle in March.

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