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Did boy fly to Maui in plane landing gear?

The first sign something was off was when the ground crew at Kahului Airport in Maui noticed a boy wandering the tarmac, dazed and confused.

The story he told officials was even more incredible.

The 16-year-old apparently hitched a ride from San Jose,...

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CNN

Syria announces presidential election

As more reports of bloodshed and chaos emerged from Syria on Monday, the government announced it will hold presidential elections on June 3.

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REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Funeral for vice principal who took own life

Kang Min Kyu, 52, who was vice principal at Ansan's Danwon High School, was rescued from the sinking Sewol ferry. Just two days after the accident, he was found dead after apparently hanging himself using a belt from a tree in the city of Jindo. In a note, he expressed regret he had survived while so many others had died.

Mourners South Korea

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

S. Korean president: Actions of crew like 'murder'

South Korean President Park Geun-hye likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder. 

South Korea ferry rescue

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

In recent sea disasters, captains jump ship

Displays of courage by captains and crew members who put their passengers first have punctuated the decades. But such bravery has been conspicuously absent from two major maritime disasters in recent times.

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Larry Lazo/CNN

Deaths leave Mount Everest climbs up in air

Just days away from the beginning of the busiest climbing season of the year at Mount Everest, expeditions are unsure whether climbs on the world's highest peak will go ahead.

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CNN

Stocks: Chipper after the long weekend

Investors and traders appear to be in a good mood after the long weekend.

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REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine standoff has Cold War feel

Is the Cold War back? Because it kind of feels like it is.

Pro-Russian administrations are popping up all over eastern Ukraine, after pro-Russian protesters overran government buildings and set up roadblocks

Moscow looms over the events.

Russia has lon...

NYC Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Nonprofits that pay top fundraisers $1M (or more) a year

Getting people to donate money is a big business, and some universities, hospitals and other nonprofits are rewarding their top fundraisers with as much as $1 million to bring in the big bucks.

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    New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

    Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack cravings. It also managed to set a Guinness World Record weighing in at 1,325 pounds.

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    Swimming accident law: The basics

    It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most tragic stories about childhood drowning deaths, near deaths and injuries.

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