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Census: U.S. has fewest births since 1998
The U.S. recorded the most deaths in its history and the fewest births since 1998, resulting in the lowest population gain from natural causes in 35 years, an analysis of 2013 Census Bureau estimates released Thursday shows.
Mudslide region deals with 'mind-numbing' disaster
As hundreds of workers spent a fifth day digging through debris and wreckage, the death toll increased to 16 and was expected to keep rising; worse, no survivors have been found since Saturday, the day the landslide hit.
White House plan would end bulk collection of Americans' phone data
The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the National Security Agency's widespread collection of Americans' phone data while, officials say, preserving the government's ability to gain information about terrorists.
Why our brains just cannot let this mystery go
Why should the story of Flight 370 grip us so? This mystery seems almost designed to arouse some fundamental parts of our brain.
Malaysia prime minister: Flight ‘ended in the southern Indian Ocean’
A grim-faced Malaysian prime minister had an emergency late-night news conference Monday, saying that the long-missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 “ended in the southern Indian Ocean” with no hope of survivors.
Sailors looking out windows trump technology in jetliner search
Even in this high-tech age, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may rely on good luck and the oldest of sensors: the human eye.
Duke’s Parker wins INTEGRIS Wayman Tisdale Award
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association will present the 2014 Integris Wayman Tisdale Award to Duke forward Jabari Parker. The award — a statuette designed by nationally-recognized sculptor Shan Gray — will be presented to Parker at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards on April 14 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
As the national freshman of the year, Parker has led the Blue Devils to a 26-8 record and the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Regional in the NCAA Tournament.
Some data deleted from missing Malaysian pilot’s flight simulator
Investigators have found that some data was deleted from the flight simulator taken from the home of the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, adding to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Boeing 777.
Malaysian officials said Wednesday that experts were working to recover the deleted data log in the homemade simulator that was fashioned by Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
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Local Catholics support pro-life campaign
Local Catholics are supporting “40 Days for Life,” a pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil to end abortion.
The U.S. Conference of Bishops’ pastoral plan contains four major “pillars” the leaders have set as elements necessary for authentic Catholic pro-life efforts in America — public policy, public information and education, pastoral care and prayer.
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