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In South Africa, Crime And Violence Are Permanent Headlines

The Oscar Pistorius case has tapped into two long-running and emotionally charged issues in South Africa: the fear of crime and violence against women.
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Teachers Use Faux Disney Trip To Snare Snooping Student

In Canada, teachers at a school in Windsor, Ontario, suspected an eighth grader was going through their desks. So they planted brochures for a class trip to Disney World. They even made a presentation, and then said: "just kidding." The snooping student got his comeuppance but other kids and parents were furious. The school apologized.
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Pistorius Granted Bail

The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of premeditated murder in the Feb. 14 shooting death of his girlfriend. He says it was a horrible accident. Prosecutors say he knew what he was doing.
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Boeing Believes It Has Safety Fix For 787s

Boeing is formally laying out its case for the 787s to be returned to the sky. The Dreamliner has been grounded since last month when batteries overheated. Senior company officials meet with the FAA administrator Friday.
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Obama To Urge Japan To Join Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Obama at the White House Friday for discussions that will focus on both security and economic issues. The U.S. is pushing Japan to join a regional trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Japan wants the U.S. to agree to special conditions first.

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