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New Facebook feature designed to help during disasters

By Caroline Leal
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Technology | Facebook isn’t just interested in where you are and what you’re doing. It also wants to know whether you’re safe. The social media giant’s latest…

Locals suffer long-term effects of Fukushima meltdown

By Julie Borg
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Disaster | Three and a half years after a massive tsunami triggered the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, researchers are…

Globe Trot: Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s death

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Authorities shocked Israelis and Palestinians on Sunday when they arrested six Jewish suspects accused of burning to death an Arab teenager who was…

Globe Trot: The president ‘pivots’ to Asia

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama has ‘pivoted’ to Asia and begun a trip delayed 7 months after the government shutdown. The president will visit Japan, South…

Globe Trot: Sensational sakura

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: Cherry blossom season is at its peak, and for some amazing photos the world over, check out #sakura on Twitter or Instagram. The Japanese have an…

North Korean drones surrender to the South

By Rob Holmes
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North Korea | Three recently captured drones provide the first concrete evidence that North Korea is using unmanned aircraft to infiltrate South Korean airspace, including…

Protests mire Marines in Okinawa base relocation fight

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | For 10 years, Hiroshi Ashitomi has been coming to the beach near his Okinawa home every day to sit in protest. Like many Okinawans, Ashitomi opposes a plan to…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christians continue to be caught in the middle

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Moderate opposition forces increasingly are involved in rebel attacks on Christians. In the attack on Maaloula last week eyewitnesses said both…

Fukushima radioactive leaks 'impossible to stop'

By Julie Borg
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Environment | Japanese government officials admitted last month that radioactive water has been leaking into the ocean everyday—at least 300 tons in recent months. Most…

Globe Trot: Twelve years on

By Mindy Belz
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International | Today is the 12th anniversary of 9/11. An important reread: Daniel Henninger’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, “I saw it all. And then I saw nothing.” Counting…

Midday Roundup: Lawmakers send air traffic controllers back to work

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Back in the tower. Around noon today, the House voted to end furloughs instituted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), authorizing the agency to use…

Midday Roundup: No means no

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The answer’s still no. After meeting with President Barack Obama and other congressional leaders for about an hour this morning, House Speaker John Boehner…

 
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