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Europe
7:54 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 8:02 am

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Animals
7:54 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species, But No Harpy Eagles

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 8:02 am

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Europe
7:54 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

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The Two-Way
7:25 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

A German police investigator carries a box after searching an apartment believed to belong to the crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Duesseldorf, on Thursday.
Wolfgang Rattay Reuters/Landov

The co-pilot who deliberately downed an airliner over the French Alps this week, killing all 150 aboard, had told a girlfriend sometime last year that he would "do something" that would make people remember his name, a German newspaper reports.

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Goats and Soda
6:03 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

Students at the University of Cape Town are demanding the removal of the statue of British colonizer Cecil Rhodes.
RODGER BOSCH AFP/Getty Images

For more than two weeks, public debate in South Africa has been dominated by a statue. Students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating to have the bronze figure of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes removed from its central position on campus. Rhodes bequeathed the land on which the university was built, but he also slaughtered Africans by the thousands in colonial conquest and helped lay the foundations of apartheid in South Africa.

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