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French judge to probe AirAsia crash

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Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy weather on December 28 in the Java Sea during what was supposed to be a short trip from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. On Thursday, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee, which has been analysing the plane's black boxes,...(more) 



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Factbox: Canada security bill's main provisions

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The Canadian government introduced legislation on Friday to counter terrorism in response to attacks in Canada, France and Australia by Islamist militants since last October. The following are the main provisions: CANADIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE - CSIS would have powers to disrupt threats to the security...(more) 



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Before Uber revolutionizes labor, it's going to have to explain these embarrassing emails

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Earlier this week, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo predicted that Uber's biggest impact on the world would not be in transforming transportation, but in changing the labor market and the way we think about work. Uber's explosion is the envy of employers everywhere. Uber marketed...(more) 



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Can urban foraging actually feed poor people?

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What if we connected the people most in need of healthy food with the expensive, nutrient-dense greens that just happen to be growing between the cracks in their driveways? A project at UC Berkeley is testing out this idea. Philip Stark, chair of the Berkeley...(more) 



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Fugitive Shipwreck Hunter Captured After 2 Years on the Lam

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Tommy Thompson — a famous shipwreck hunter who located a Gold Rush-era wreck and became embroiled in a long legal drama over his spoils — has been captured in Florida after more than two years in hiding. 



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Chicagoans pay respects to Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

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Friday's visitation and his funeral, scheduled for Saturday, are taking place at the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Chicago's upscale shopping street Michigan Avenue. Chicagoans revered him for his ever-optimistic personality and unswerving dedication to his former team, the often hapless Cubs. "I love Ernie Banks, he...(more) 



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Three U.S. House Republicans to seek Obamacare replacement

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Three top U.S. Republican lawmakers, including Representative Paul Ryan, will lead an effort to craft new health reforms that could replace Obamacare, party officials said on Friday. House leadership said Ryan, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, would join Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton...(more) 



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On Slavery’s Doorstep in Ghana

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Descendants of Venture Smith, a famous slave who won freedom and success in America, return to the roots of his captivity. 



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T Magazine: In Berlin, a New Shop That Offers Much More Than Shopping

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The Store, a retail space at Soho House opening this weekend, includes dining, co-working spaces, a library, photography studios and screening rooms. 



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Nigeria military says NE town retaken from Boko Haram

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Nigeria's military on Friday said it had retaken the northeast town of Michika from Boko Haram after weeks of unrest that reportedly killed dozens of people and forced thousands to flee. The Islamist insurgents were thought to have controlled the town for several months, while local...(more) 



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Extreme body art on display in tattoo exhibition

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Fans of extreme body art showed off their modifications Thursday at the annual Venezuelan Tattoo Convention in Caracas. (Jan. 30)          



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Daughter of L'Oreal tycoon takes the stand in 'exploitation' trial

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Liliane Bettencourt's daughter, who triggered a probe into the alleged exploitation of the elderly L'Oreal heiress, told a French court Friday that her mother's closest confidant was a "con man" bent on destroying her family. Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers accused photographer Francois-Marie Banier of deliberately "shattering" her relationship...(more) 



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