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South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea
South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Ferry Evacuation Order Was Too Late for Many

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list, a crew member said Thursday.

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SAT Test To Be Revamped
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New SAT: What Will Those Questions Look Like?

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

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Hurricane Season
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Disaster Experts Say Public Needs Hurricane Education

Two of the country's top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.

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A member of the bomb squad walks toward the Boston Marathon finish line before triggering a controlled detonation
A member of the bomb squad walks toward the Boston Marathon finish line before triggering a controlled detonation (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Man Charged with Marathon Hoax Held on High Bail

The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings has been sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation.

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A sign of support at Franklin Regional High School
A sign of support at Franklin Regional High School (CBS Pittsburgh)
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Classes Resume at Pennsylvania Stabbing School

Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses the media after an NATO Ambassadors Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels, (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses the media after an NATO Ambassadors Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels, (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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NATO Ups Military Presence, Citing Ukraine

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

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South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ship
South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ship. (AP Photo/Yonhap)
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South Korea says 293 Missing in Ferry Disaster

Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

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Visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation
Visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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End of NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program Applauded

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

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A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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On Bombing Anniversary, Boston PD Blows Up 2 Backpacks; Man in Custody

Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them.

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Visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The NYPD targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The NYPD targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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NYPD Disbands Unit That Spied on Muslims

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

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