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Mark Memmott

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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

There are more data to add to Chicago's well-documented problem with gun violence.

Headlines such as this from the Chicago Sun-Times — "In violent weekend, at least 8 dead, 37 wounded in shootings across Chicago" — set us off in search of news reports after previous ...

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Looking to show U.S. support for the new government in Ukraine as it tries to fend off further Russian incursions into its territory, Vice President Biden said in Kiev on Tuesday that it is time for Russia to "stop supporting men hiding behind masks and unmarked uniforms sowing ...

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UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Update at 12:30 p.m. ET. Despite Government's Concessions, Many Sherpas May Leave:

The likelihood of the upcoming climbing season on Mount Everest being canceled altogether seemed to veer from very possible to very unlikely to somewhere in between within the space of less than an hour on Tuesday as news ...

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

With the death toll continuing to rise and likely to exceed 300, the captain and crew of the ferry that sank last week off the coast of South Korea have been called cowards and accused of murder.

Now, though, we're also hearing about the heroic acts ...

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The California teenager who survived a 5 1/2 hour flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was "just a runaway kid with a bad idea," FBI Special Agent Tom Simon says.

Simon also says, according to The San Jose Mercury News, that the unidentified ...

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

The amazing story of a 16-year-old California boy who the FBI says survived a 5 1/2-hour flight in the frigid wheel well of a jet that flew from San Jose to Hawaii on Sunday raises a logical question:

How does one survive a trip like that when the ...

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Parents Say 234 Girls Are Missing From School In Nigeria

Monday, April 21, 2014

Disturbing news from Nigeria about girls kidnapped last week from their school by Islamist extremists grew even more distressing on Monday when parents told authorities that 234 of the young women are still missing.

That's nearly triple the number — 85 — that officials have been reporting.

According ...

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After Tragedy, Nepalese Sherpas May Refuse To Climb Everest

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday's tragedy on Mount Everest in which at least 13 Sherpa guides were killed in an avalanche has led others among that group of Nepalese who lead foreigners up the world's tallest mountain to issue some demands — and threaten to boycott the soon-to-start climbing season if their ...

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Aviation experts call it a miracle," says Honolulu's KHON-TV. "The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, and survived. The boy is expected to fully recover."

According to The Maui News, the unidentified teen survived ...

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

"The conduct of the captain and some crew members is wholly unfathomable from the viewpoint of common sense, and it was like an act of murder that cannot and should not be tolerated."

Yonhap News says that was the word Monday from South Korean President Park Geun-hye as ...

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

We don't need to go on at length about why today's running of the Boston Marathon is important.

We all know it's the first since the bombings near the finish line of last year's race. The explosions killed three people and injured another 260 or so. In the ...

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

After so many stories this month about accidents and disasters, we needed something completely different and hopefully cute.

This would seem to fit the bill:

"Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego." (San Diego's ABC10 News)

"Two kittens are recovering after ...

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?" former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

"We don't have a mass system of such interception, and according to our law it cannot exist," the Russian ...

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Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden

Friday, April 18, 2014

A sign now outside the small library at a religious school for girls in Pakistan's capital says the room has been named for a martyr — Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaida terrorist network was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 people in New ...

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Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Friday that they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding," Reuters reports.

What's more, "the separatists' spokesman told ...

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Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12

Friday, April 18, 2014

At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.

The death toll may go higher: The Himalayan Times reports that while 12 bodies have been recovered, an additional body "has been sighted buried in ...

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Captain Of Korean Ferry Arrested As Vessel Sinks Below Surface

Friday, April 18, 2014

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week in the Yellow Sea, leaving at least 28 dead and hundreds missing, has been arrested, along with two other crew members, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.

The 69-year-old captain, Lee Jun-Seok, faces five counts including negligence ...

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One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Though they concede it's unlikely the public was endangered, officials in Portland, Ore., have decided to drain 38 million gallons of water from a reservoir after a young man was observed urinating into it on Wednesday.

Our colleagues at Oregon Public Broadcasting note that the crime ...

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Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This post was updated at 5:50 p.m. ET.

NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that Nigeria's defense ministry has retracted its earlier claim that they missing schoolgirls were free.

"[A] report was filed in from the field indicating that a major breakthrough had been recorded in the search," the ministry said in ...

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