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AirTalk for April 14, 2014

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Attends Press Conference
Six weeks after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the multinational search team has brought in an autonomous underwater drone to comb through the ocean floor for wreckage, launching the hunt in another direction.
Amazon Introduces New Tablet At News Conference In New York
Say you're a warehouse worker at Amazon, not too happy with your job and thinking about quitting. The company offers you $5,000 to walk away. Sounds like a great deal, right?
Fort Hamilton Soldiers Attend PTSD Screening

Is PTSD being over-diagnosed?

After this month's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, we learned the alleged gunman, Specialist Ivan Lopez, was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder - despite having never seen combat during his four-month deployment to Iraq.
CNN Journalist Award 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has unveiled a new lineup for CNN, which spells an end of an era for a primetime cable news staple. Instead of interview-based news programs, Zucker is betting on original series and films instead to fill the 9pm slot previously owned by Larry King and, until recently, Piers Morgan.
New Orleans High School Holds First Prom Since Katrina
Sending your kid to prom? Headed there yourself? If the answer is yes, chances are you’re in for one expensive night. The cost of attire, limousine rental, and tickets to the actual event can add up quickly.
The Fight of their Lives: tells the story of two men forever linked by a moment portrayed in an iconic photograph: Marichal with his bat poised to strike Roseboro in the head.

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