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Stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong …

Stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong …

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Ex-Russian Alaska ‘too cold’ to annex, Putin jokes

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times. 

During Putin’s annual marathon phone-in session Thursday, when Russians pose questions to the Russian leader, a pensioner asked him to possibly follow the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine with the taking of Alaska. 

"Faina Ivanovna, dear, why do you need Alaska?" Putin asked the pensioner. "Alaska is cold too," he said.

Ex-Russian Alaska ‘too cold’ to annex, Putin jokes

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times.

During Putin’s annual marathon phone-in session Thursday, when Russians pose questions to the Russian leader, a pensioner asked him to possibly follow the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine with the taking of Alaska.

"Faina Ivanovna, dear, why do you need Alaska?" Putin asked the pensioner. "Alaska is cold too," he said.

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Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

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Lance Armstrong explains how to change a flat tire

A video from Outside magazine features the disgraced cyclist working in a bike shop.

Lance Armstrong explains how to change a flat tire

A video from Outside magazine features the disgraced cyclist working in a bike shop.

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With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, other witnesses described explosions after the fiery wreck that left 10 people dead.

With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, other witnesses described explosions after the fiery wreck that left 10 people dead.

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10 questions to ask a recruiter (and 1 to avoid)

Every once in a while, the phone rings, and it’s a recruiter on the other end. While you might not be interested in what he is offering, you have to admit that it’s flattering to get the call. (“Someone thinks I might be right for a job!”)

Once you get past the initial compliment, though, you have to get down to the serious business of determining if you are interested. The recruiter wants to know about you, but before you turn over your resume, there are things you should know about him.

Here are 10 questions to ask a recruiter and one question to avoid. See if you can figure out which is which. (Answer at bottom.)

Source: The Ladders

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Watch a Train Driver Kick a Selfie-Taking Teen in the Head

For reasons that remain unclear, a teenager named Jared Michael recently attempted to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train. Despite being a “safe distance” from the train, things didn’t go exactly as Michael expected.

As you can see in the video, the train’s engineer thought the close-to-a-speeding-train picture was bad idea (it is), so he yelled and then kicked Michael directly in the head.

"Wow that guy just kicked me in the head!" Michael says in the video. "I think I got that on film!"

Let this be a lesson for teens everywhere.

Source: Gawker

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No selfie awareness: Obama, Biden mug for Instagram as Ukraine implodes

President Obama may not be posing for selfies with any more sports stars, but snapping photos with his second-in-command is a different story.

Less than three weeks after a selfie with Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz caused an uproar at the White House, the president on Wednesday smiled in the back of a presidential limousine while Vice President Joseph R. Biden took a picture.

The selfie ended up on the vice president’s Instagram account, with the caption: “Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned. — VP.”

Source: The Washington Times

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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Ten movies you can’t miss

Don’t call the 13th edition of NYC’s downtown fest unlucky: This year’s lineup—culled from global sensations as well as some truly confident world premieres—is among its strongest in memory. Ticketsgo fast (some of the hottest screenings have already sold out), so get viewing with our picks.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs Apr 17–27. Visit tribecafilm.com for info and tickets.

1. Champs

Former fighters Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins hold court in Bert Marcus’s fascinating doc, investigating America’s continuing obsession with boxing. The pugilists have plenty of tales to tell, singing the sport’s praises even as they shine a spotlight on more dubious practices like monetary mismanagement and racial bias. It really packs a punch (bet you saw that one coming).—KU

Source: TimeOut

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The “Dog Kill” Index Is The Most Tragic Chart On Wall Street

The Bloomberg terminal is an expensive Wall Street trading machine with endless financial data.

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It also has one very sad chart called the “Dog Kill” index.

It’s an index like the S&P 500 or Dow Jones Industrial Average. Except it tracks the number of pets injured, lost, or killed while traveling with U.S. airlines each month. It’s mostly dogs, the description notes.

Source: BuzzFeed Business

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Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband Lamar Odom signed with the New York Knicks on April 16, the day of the team’s final game of the 2013-2014 season — get the details

Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband Lamar Odom signed with the New York Knicks on April 16, the day of the team’s final game of the 2013-2014 season — get the details

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Anti-Jewish measures in eastern Ukraine city ‘grotesque’: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday notices were sent to Jews in a Ukrainian city asking them to identify themselves as Jews, a move he condemned as “grotesque”.

Anti-Jewish measures in eastern Ukraine city ‘grotesque’: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday notices were sent to Jews in a Ukrainian city asking them to identify themselves as Jews, a move he condemned as “grotesque”.

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Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Russia’s foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Russia’s foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.