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Authorities search ferry owner's offices

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.

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Limited restitution for child porn victims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images.

Prince Charles and Camilla

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Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies in N.Y.

The brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles died in New York on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in a fall, the prince's official residence announced.

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More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency...

Pro-Russian protesters, Luhansk, Ukraine

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Ukraine crisis goes on; U.S. troops in Poland

A contingent of U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland on Wednesday, the first of what will be a "persistent presence" of U.S. troops as the crisis in nearby Ukraine continues to unfold.

The company-sized contingent will conduct training exercises ...

Man shoots at gun range gun control

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Georgia governor signs gun law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- spe...

Obama, Shinzo Abe

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Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will a...

Gaza Strip

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Hamas, Fatah aim to form unity government

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announced Wednesday they've agreed to reconcile -- a development that could see the Palestinian territories under a unified leadership for the first time in years.

The sides, wrapping up two days of talks in ...

MH370 search, object of interest found

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MH370 search: Officials not 'excited' over new object

Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead.

Obama in Oso Washington

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Obama vows government support post-landslide

Calling their grit, resiliency and sense of community an inspiration to all Americans, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday that those impacted by last month's deadly landslide in Washington won't be forgotten -- least of all by the federal govern...

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States with strongest, weakest gun laws

Bullet, gun ammunition

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday new gun legislation that allows licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including government buildings, bars, and a wide variety of public places. Take a look at which states have the strictest and weakest gun laws.

America's healthiest small towns

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Americans living in smaller towns are generally healthier than their big-city compatriots, according to a new survey.

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

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Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

14 alternatives to Netflix

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Out of love with Netflix? Check out these alternatives to the company's instant streaming and DVD-by-mail services.

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