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For 24 Hours, No Migrants Crossed The Sea Between Greece And Turkey

The Greek coast guard reported a sharp drop in the number of migrants crossing between Turkey and Greek Islands on Thursday. Officials believe that bad weather and new restrictions both played a part.

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This New Chrome Extension 'Rewords' Hateful Online Messages

Aimed at preventing cyberbullying, the online tool, called Reword, flags insulting phrases and crosses them out with a red line. So far, the product is available for Google's Chrome web browser.

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Time Warner, Others Join Disney In Opposing Georgia's 'Religious-Liberty' Bill

Disney and its Marvel subsidiary have threatened to boycott the state if the governor signs the controversial measure. Other companies are now urging the governor to veto the bill.

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New Debris 'Almost Certainly' From Missing Malaysian Flight MH370

Air crash investigators have looked at debris found on the coast of Mozambique, and say it "almost certainly" came from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Syrian Regime Forces Push Into ISIS-Held City Of Palmyra

Russian-backed government troops have entered the ancient city after days of intense clashes with Islamic State militants. Local activists said ISIS warned civilians via loudspeaker to flee.

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U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians Accused Of Hacking U.S. Financial Institutions

The Iranians allegedly carried out cyberattacks against U.S. financial institutions between 2011 and 2013. One of them is accused of remotely accessing the control system of a small dam in Rye, N.Y.

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North Carolina Passes Law Blocking Measures To Protect LGBT People

Charlotte recently passed an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance. The state is banning all such local measures, present and future. It's also barring cities and counties from raising the minimum wage.

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Former Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

U.N. judges found Karadzic was responsible for several charges, including murder, terror and unlawful attacks on civilians in the municipalities of Bosnia.

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Top Stories: Brussels Update; New Zealanders Reject A New Flag

Also: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic faces a verdict on war crimes charges; a spring blizzard hits Denver; and North Carolina's governor signs a bill limiting some LGBT protections.

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Brussels Unites In Grief As Search For Attacker — Or Attackers — Continues

Police are still determining the number of suspects involved. Meanwhile, Salah Abdeslam, the suspect in the Paris attacks who was arrested last week, now says he is not fighting extradition to France.

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The People Have Spoken: No New Flag For New Zealand

Ten months and 10,000 flag submissions later, New Zealanders decided to just keep what they had.

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Ship That Vanished 95 Years Ago Is Found

The maritime mystery is solved with the discovery of wreckage off the California coast. In 1921, the USS Conestoga's disappearance with its crew of 56 prompted a fruitless air and sea search.

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WATCH: Obama Dances The Tango During State Dinner In Argentina

The president initially declined but then accepted the outstretched hand of a dancer at the state dinner in Buenos Aires. The first lady also took the floor for the famous Argentine tango.

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Prosecutors Won't Seek Jail Time For Ex-NYPD Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said there was no evidence to support the idea that Peter Liang, who is Asian-American, "intended to kill or injure" Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man.

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After Brussels Attacks, Identities Of The Victims Are Slowly Emerging

Belgian authorities aren't releasing names of the victims, but some information has trickled out. Here's what we know about three of the deceased.

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After 24 Hours, Man At Top Of 80-Foot Sequoia Tree Climbs Down

A man who climbed an enormous tree in downtown Seattle on Tuesday morning and stayed there overnight repeatedly rebuffed police negotiators before climbing down safely on Wednesday.

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Yankees' A-Rod Says He'll Retire After 2017 Season

Alex Rodriguez, 40, says it's time to "go home and be dad." But he's giving fans two years to get to the park to see the end of his playing career.

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Phife Dawg, A Founding Member of A Tribe Called Quest, Dies At 45

His family said in a statement that Malik I. Taylor's death was the result of complications from diabetes.

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Divided Court Seems To Hint At 4-4 Decision In Obamacare Case

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the crucial swing vote on the court, gave mixed signals during a hearing about the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.

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Turkey Says It Deported Ibrahim El Bakraoui And Warned Belgium In 2015

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Belgium was warned about the terrorist ties of one of the brothers suspected in Tuesday's suicide attack in Brussels.

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