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at 21:31 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded

JINDO, South Korea - Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.

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at 17:40 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Federal jury finds ex-Hawaii soldier guilty of murder in beating death of 5-year-old daughter

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A federal jury has convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.

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at 20:02 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Ferry disaster thrusts Obama into consoler role during his visit to South Korea on Asia tour

TOKYO - When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.

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at 19:57 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Ukraine launches operation against insurgents in the east; Russia ramps up military exercises

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

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at 19:56 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

At least 13 people hurt, driver trapped in Southern California school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California.

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at 19:35 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

With musicians lockout over, Vanska to return as Minnesota Orchestra music director

MINNEAPOLIS - After quitting last fall amid a protracted lockout of union musicians, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra, its board of directors said Thursday.

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