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India Bans Film About Infamous 2012 Gang Rape

By Krishnadev Calamur on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm

The government also says it will investigate how the makers of India’s Daughter got permission to interview one of the men convicted of the brutal rape and killing of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi.

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Jawbone Fossil Fills Big Gap In Human Evolution, Scientists Say

By Krishnadev Calamur on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Writing in Science, scientists say the 2.8 million-year-old fossil appears to belong to an individual from the beginning of the ancestral line that led to humans.

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Ferguson Report: Former Officer Won’t Face Civil Rights Charges

By Bill Chappell on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

While Darren Wilson will avoid federal charges for the death of Michael Brown, the Justice Department did find racial bias in the Ferguson, Mo., police and justice system.

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Turkish Airlines’ Near Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu’s Tiny Airport

By Donatella Lorch on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

What do you do when a plane crash-lands at your country’s only international airport and you have no equipment to move it out of the way? Nepalese airport officials grapple with that question.

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Spain’s Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

By Bill Chappell on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 5, 2015 at 6:03 am

Spain’s wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world’s biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

By Jackie Northam on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Russia’s president said Nemtsov’s death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame Russian authorities.

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Born In 1898: World’s Oldest Living Person Celebrates Birthday

By Bill Chappell on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Misao Okawa of Japan is now 117. She has reigned as the world’s oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.

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Japanese World War II Battleship Musashi Found, Billionaire Paul Allen Says

By Krishnadev Calamur on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 5, 2015 at 3:03 am

The Microsoft co-founder says his team found the ship’s wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

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Man’s Identity Questioned In LAPD Skid Row Shooting

By Bill Chappell on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Officials say the man killed Sunday was the subject of a federal warrant for violating probation for a 2000 bank robbery. There’s also word that he lived under a stolen identity.

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For U.S. Children, Minorities Will Be The Majority By 2020, Census Says

By Bill Chappell on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

America is heading toward the day when whites will no longer make up the majority of the population. And U.S. children will get there soon, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

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