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10 missing after avalanche on Mount Everest

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Up to 10 people were missing Friday after a high altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, a climbing company executive told CNN. Gordon Janow with Alpine Ascents International in Seattle said the avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.
Just landed in Kathmandu. Sad news here today - at least 12 Sherpas dead following avalanche on Mt. Everest edition.cnn.com/2014/04/18/wor… #Nepal
RT @gabyadam: So sad. Avalanche kills 12 in single deadliest accident on Mount Everest cnn.com/2014/04/18/wor…
RT @CNN: A high-altitude avalanche today resulted in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest: cnn.it/1kInuEo http://t.co/ftj…
Tragic news of 12 Sherpas killed on Mt #Everest. I've always been fascinated by these men. ow.ly/vVxNb
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South Korean ferry now completely underwater

cnn.com — Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- Divers managed to breach the hull of a sunken ferry Friday, hoping to make significant progress in finding the roughly 270 people still missing two days after the boat sank off the coast of South Korea. But the challenges are enormous.
Captain defends decision to delay evacuation of sinking ferry near South Korea - cnn.it/1mkRoyo
RT @cnnbrk: Report: Captain in South Korean ferry disaster has been criminally charged and is in custody. cnn.it/1ePGEbC
RT @cnnbrk: Report: Captain in South Korean ferry disaster has been criminally charged and is in custody. cnn.it/1ePGEbC
RT @cnnbrk: Report: Captain in South Korean ferry disaster has been criminally charged and is in custody. cnn.it/1ePGEbC
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Sen. Corker calls for lethal aid to Ukrainian military

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - The leading Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called for the Obama administration to provide lethal weapons to the Ukrainian military and stop "holding their coat." "It's time for us to consider anti-tank weaponry, anti-aircraft weaponry," Corker said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
Top Republican on Senate Foreign Relations Cmte @SenBobCorker calls for lethal aid to Ukrainian military cnn.it/1i2TcHe #TheLead
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South Korea cultural values played a role in passengers staying below deck as ferry sank

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - Cultural values in South Korea possibly played a role in why so many people remained below deck when a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that killed 29 people and left nearly 270 missing. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
OH those silly Koreans, valuing culture over their LIVES // South Korea culture played a role in ferry disaster thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/18/sou…
South Korea cultural values played a role in passengers staying below deck as ferry sank cnn.it/1lfyfRn - @KyungLahCNN reports
RT @ejacqui: I like how "Korean cultural values" in this case is "children actually listening to the adults in charge" http://t.co/P3zo70NO…
I like how "Korean cultural values" in this case is "children actually listening to the adults in charge" thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/18/sou…
RT @jaketapper: Did S Korean cultural values play a role in passengers staying below deck as ferry sank? cnn.it/1lfyfRn - @KyungLah…
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Source: Malaysia Airlines jet climbed high briefly, then descended

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet another wrinkle to the enigma of the plane's last flight.
RT @cnnbrk: Senior Malaysian aviation source: #MH370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude. http://t.co/zCE3maLR…
RT @cnnbrk: Senior Malaysian aviation source: #MH370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude. http://t.co/zCE3maLR…

18 felony charges for shootings suspect

cnn.com — Suspect Mohammed Whitaker faces 18 felony charges for a series of highway shootings in the Kansas City-area.
RT @CNNVideo: Mohammed Whitaker faces 18 felony charges for a series of highway shootings in the Kansas City-area. cnn.it/1f4twKf
RT @CNNVideo: Mohammed Whitaker faces 18 felony charges for a series of highway shootings in the Kansas City-area. cnn.it/1f4twKf

National parks free this weekend

cnn.com — Some of the highlights of Utah's Zion National Park include a 2,000-foot-deep canyon and hiking areas known as the "The Narrows" and "The Subway," which is not a hike for the faint of heart. "As you go deeper into the canyon, the gap between the walls becomes narrower and the rays of sunlight that peek through the canyon made for an amazing experience," Marie Santos said.
RT @CNN: Entrance fees are waived at national parks this weekend. Spark wanderlust with these photos: cnn.it/1hadpdT http://t.co/yM…
RT @CNN: Entrance fees are waived at national parks this weekend. Spark wanderlust with these photos: cnn.it/1hadpdT http://t.co/yM…
RT @CNN: Entrance fees are waived at national parks this weekend. Spark wanderlust with these photos: cnn.it/1hadpdT http://t.co/yM…
My fav RT @jmeucci: One of the best weekends of the year: All #NationalParks are FREE! What are you waiting for? cnn.it/1gQx5HW

A soldier's battle at home

sotu.blogs.cnn.com — By Deena Zaru When a soldier's time on the front lines of combat is over, veterans like Marine Captain Jason Haag, face a lingering and painful internal battle defined by the trauma of war.
RT @crowleyCNN: “I was a grown man - a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was crying in full breakdown mode” cnn.it/1qQxBJ8 #cnns…
RT @crowleyCNN: “I was a grown man - a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was crying in full breakdown mode” cnn.it/1qQxBJ8 #cnns…
“I was a grown man - a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was crying in full breakdown mode” cnn.it/1qQxBJ8 #cnnsotu

Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are "domestic terrorists," while the state's Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he consi...
RT @errollouis: Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs http://t.co/1ZdXLtu…
Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/18/har…

Obama administration pushes back Keystone decision

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report, a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely, according to the office of Rep. Lee Terry, Republican of Nebraska. Terry has been a strong supporter of the project.

Avalanche kills 12 on Mount Everest

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - An avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 12 sherpa guides, and seriously wounded three, four remain missing. It is already the deadliest day ever on the famed peak. The victims of the disaster are the native Nepalese people who have been guiding climbers to the summit since the days of Edmund Hillary, the first explorer to make it up, and back down alive.

'An investigation on steroids' - Behind the scenes on the hunt for Boston bombers

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - A look at what was happening behind the scenes, as the Boston Police Department worked around the clock to identify and capture the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
'An investigation on steroids' - Behind the scenes of hunt for Boston bombers & remembering Sean Collier cnn.it/1qWkLsS #TheLead
Walked through the crime scene w former Boston Police Commish Davis. Learned a lot. cnn.it/1qWkLsS #TheLead

Rare footage of Nazi art exhbit

cnn.com — With rare footage, Christiane Amanpour takes a look at back the 1937 Nazi exhibition of 'degenerate' art.
RT @cnni: In 1937, masses flocked to a Nazi show of ‘degenerate’ art. Rare footage of that exhibit: cnn.it/RuyDP9 http://t.co/kU61…
RT @cnni: In 1937, masses flocked to a Nazi show of ‘degenerate’ art. Rare footage of that exhibit: cnn.it/RuyDP9 http://t.co/kU61…
RT @camanpour: In 1937, masses flocked to a Nazi show of ‘degenerate’ art. Rare footage of that exhibit: cnn.it/RuyDP9 http://t.co…
In 1937, masses flocked to a Nazi show of ‘degenerate’ art. Rare footage of that exhibit: cnn.it/RuyDP9 pic.twitter.com/iK0rT0YcVf

Fmr. Coast Guard official: Passengers should not have been below ship in South Korea ferry disaster

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that killed 29 people and left nearly 270 missing. Plenty of questions remain about why it took so long to evacuate the ferry and why passengers were ordered at first to stay put.
Fmr. @USCG captain: Passengers should not have been below ship in South Korea ferry disaster cnn.it/1lhAEqt #TheLead
Fmr. @USCG captain from A Perfect Storm weighs in on South Korea ferry disaster cnn.it/1lhAEqt #TheLead

Africa's most luxurious safaris

cnn.com — Nicolas Sarkozy, Bono and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen have all stayed at the luxurious Royal Malewane safari camp in Kruger National Park. (CNN) -- African safaris have upped their game. We're not talking about the "Big Five" beasts -- lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo -- that people pay top dollar to see.
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