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Learning to sail the Morgan again

There are vast records in the archives at Mystic Seaport about the Charles W. Morgan, careful record keeping from a ship that sailed the world hunting whales.

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Related Topix: New London, CT

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

Crescent-News.com

Camp helps firefighter who lost legs in accident

Washington Township firefighter Joe Tadijanac energetically demonstrated how he can sit down on a chair with his electronic prosthetic legs, get down on the floor and get back up.

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Related Topix: Fire

WMTW-TV Auburn

Ferry accident survivor recounts escape

A 71-year-old survivor of the South Korean ferry accident says she can't understand how she survived when so many others were stuck in the boat.

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GPB.org

Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry

Rescue workers carry the body of a passenger from the ferry that sank Wednesday off the coast of South Korea.

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Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an important principle in maritime circles is that even a damaged ship may be the best lifeboat.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, South Korea, World News,

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

1 dead after boat strikes bridge on Calif. river

Authorities say a man participating in a fishing competition was killed after a boat he was riding in struck a bridge on a Northern California river.

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Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA, Marina, CA, Brentwood, CA

KTVN Reno

Confirmed Death Toll Climbs to 46; About 270 Missing in Ferry Crash

The number of confirmed dead in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 46, with some 270 still missing.

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The Wichita Eagle

Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

South Korean rescue members search passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the area in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News,

SavannahNow

10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways

Talks involving Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union produced an agreement Thursday to take tentative steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough.

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Star-Telegram.com

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

US Assists in South Korean Ferry Search and Rescue Efforts

The United States Navy is assisting in search and rescue efforts related to the sunken South Korean ferry, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki announced Friday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Click2Houston

Fake ferry survivor texts cause anger

Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry had been faked.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Fake?

KFYI-AM Phoenix

Captain Charged; Teacher's Suicide Note Is Wrenching

The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry is in custody and charged with five offenses that could land him in prison for the rest of his life, reports CNN .

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

More details emerge, but still no jet

New information has come to light about the path taken by Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it disappeared from radar screens on March 8. The plane deviated from its planned route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing by turning leftward over water while it was still inside Vietnamese airspace, a senior Malaysian aviation source told CNN's Nic Robertson.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, US Military, US Navy

KTVN Reno

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ferry Captain

The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry -- and two other crew members -- could be facing prosecution.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

71-year-old recalls how stranger saved her

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.

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TheBostonChannel.com

South Korea ferry: Survivors' likelihood

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.

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