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Mark Memmott

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In Tasmania, A Food Bounty As Spectacular As The Scenery

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Australian state known for its marsupial "devil" has a local food scene that might be described as heavenly. If you can't try it person, get a taste with these Tasmania-inspired recipes.

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Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

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Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Students at a Melbourne, Fla., elementary school were offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop.

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'Object Of Interest' Found In Search For Malaysian Jet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Investigators are studying a piece of metal discovered on a beach in western Australia to see if it might be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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45 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

That follows 33 shootings the weekend before and 27 one week before that. As the weather is warming, the deadly incidents are on the rise again.

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'Stop Supporting Men Hiding Behind Masks,' Biden Tells Russia

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Ukraine on Tuesday, the vice president also said "it's time for Russia to stop talking and start acting" to help resolve the crisis there.

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UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Last week, at least 13 of the Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche. Sherpas have been discussing a boycott of the climbing season if they aren't given more insurance and other aid.

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As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Although the captain and some of the officers have been called cowards or worse, passengers say other crew members acted heroically. At least seven crew members died or are missing.

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Wheel Well Stowaway Was 'Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The California teen "ran for the nearest plane," according to the FBI. He ended up riding for 5 1/2 hours to Hawaii, and luckily survived the thin air and freezing temperatures.

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You Can Survive A Flight In A Jet's Wheel Well, But Probably Won't

Monday, April 21, 2014

A California teen, the FBI says, flew from San Jose to Maui inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 767. He is said to be OK. He's also very lucky. Nearly everyone else who's tried has died.

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Parents Say 234 Girls Are Missing From School In Nigeria

Monday, April 21, 2014

Accounts have varied widely about what has happened to girls and young women presumed kidnapped by Islamic extremists. Authorities say 85 are unaccounted for. Families say the number is much higher.

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After Tragedy, Nepalese Sherpas May Refuse To Climb Everest

Monday, April 21, 2014

The deaths last week of at least 13 guides have led others to issue demands, including for more compensation for families of the dead. They're considering a boycott if the requests aren't granted.

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Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Kid's lucky to be alive," an FBI spokesman says of a 16-year-old boy who authorities think stowed away Sunday in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. The odds were against him.

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'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

Monday, April 21, 2014

President Park Geun-hye says the captain did little to help the hundreds on board escape. More than 60 bodies have been recovered. More than 230 people, most of them high school students, are missing.

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It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule

Monday, April 21, 2014

More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon โ€” the first since last year's bombings.

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Take A Break For Something Cute: Two Kittens Who Traveled Far

Friday, April 18, 2014

When a box was opened in Southern California, two little fur balls were inside. Now named Mouse and Wifi, the kittens survived a long trip. Their story's a nice change from the week's heavier news.

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Here's What Putin Didn't Tell Snowden About Russia's Spying

Friday, April 18, 2014

When the NSA leaker asked the Russian leader about his nation's electronic eavesdropping, Putin said there's no "mass system." The Center for Strategic & International Studies says there is.

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Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden

Friday, April 18, 2014

The sign outside the tiny reading room at a school for girls refers to the late al-Qaida leader as a martyr. A school spokesman calls the terrorist leader a hero.

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Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine

Friday, April 18, 2014

While diplomats have agreed on a plan to reduce tensions, the pro-Russia protesters who have seized government buildings say they aren't bound by that deal.

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