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Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight

Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight

A woman places flowers on one of 30 crosses placed by activists bearing the names of people who died in shelling in Mariupol on Jan, 24, outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Plane crashes happened in 1943 and 1960.

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Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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House sets vote for Sandy aid after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and New Jersey upset with his decision to cancel action on the bill.

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Nature slams campaigns into real world

Nature slams campaigns into real world

After canceling his appearance at a Monday morning campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama walks toward the White House in a driving rain after returning to Washington to monitor preparations for early response to Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Water, fire and darkness: NYC after the superstorm

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels.

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Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

NEW YORK (AP) — As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark.

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Slate's explainer: What do birds do during a hurricane?

(c) 2012, Slate.

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