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Everyone seems to have forgotten the time the U.S. shot down a passenger jet, killing 290, and then tried to cover it up

Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S. 1,352 more words

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Top 10 Most Popular Featured Movies of 2014 (Part 2)

Top 10 Most Popular Featured Movies of 2014 (Part 2)

2014 is perhaps one good year for moviegoers. This year features many productions including sequels to many motion pictures of famous movie franchises such as… 2,264 more words

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Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian hockey player Jayde Taylor's selfie at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Queen Elizabeth II left a pair of Australian athletes stunned when she photobombed their selfie before their field hockey match on the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. 526 more words

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The Interstellar Traveler: VOYAGER

Do alien life form exit? Are they intelligent? Do they posses technologies that we never dreamed off? These are some of the questions that would have passed through our mind at least once in a lifetime. 234 more words

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Queen Elizabeth's racehorse, Estimate, tests guilty for doping

LONDON — A racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine. 281 more words

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Rob Ford tied in three-way lead for Toronto mayoral race as Olivia Chow support drops: poll

The Toronto mayoral race is a dead heat between the three top contenders as Mayor Rob Ford’s support of one-in-four voters remains set in concrete and Olivia Chow has dropped off sharply, a new poll suggests. 383 more words

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Rob Ford says transit tunnel boring machines should be reused instead of sold for less than a quarter their cost

Mayor Rob Ford said on Tuesday that the Toronto Transit Commission should keep and reuse a set of four tunnel-boring machines used to excavate the Spadina subway extension, after an offer by a Chinese company to purchase them for less than one fifth of what they cost fell through. 586 more words

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