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April 7th, 2014
10:09 PM ET

Analyst: Search for Flight 370 is in a much more 'manageable haystack'

(CNN) – It is unclear if Tuesday's press conference from the Australian defense minister will answer key questions about the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, or just create more of them. One big question is over the fact that the pings detected by an Australian ship were at a frequency of 33.3 kHz, which is lower than the standard locator beacon frequency of 37.5 kHz.

Does that cast more doubt on whether this signal is coming from the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of Flight 370?

Submersible specialist and president of Tiburon Subsea Services Captain Tim Taylor, former director of the Federal Aviation Administration's office of accident investigation Steve Wallace, and CNN aviation analyst and science correspondent for PBS Newshour Miles O'Brien discuss.

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April 7th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Dash to locate ocean signals, possibly from Flight 370

(CNN) – The pinger batteries on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes only have an estimated 30 days of power in them.

Yet here we are, on the 32nd day since the plane vanished with 239 people aboard.

A coalition of nations is discussing whether to send a supply ship to the region to service other ships, so that searchers don't have to come back into port, a U.S. official tells CNN.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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April 7th, 2014
10:02 PM ET

Analyzing the race to detect ocean signal again

(CNN) – Searchers say pulse signals detected in the Indian Ocean provide the best hope so far for finding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The task at ahead now is to reacquire those signals. How difficult is that?

Submersible specialist and president of Tiburon Subsea Services Captain Tim Taylor, former director of the Federal Aviation Administration's office of accident investigation Steve Wallace, and CNN aviation analyst and science correspondent for PBS Newshour Miles O'Brien discuss.

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April 7th, 2014
06:19 PM ET

What is Russia's endgame in Ukraine?

(CNN) – Russia has an end game in Ukraine. And it may not involve swallowing up more of the country, says former Defense Department official Peter Brookes.

Russia's goal is "having complete sphere of influence over Kiev, making sure the natural gas can flow, making sure there's no security challenge to them," Brookes said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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April 7th, 2014
05:57 PM ET

Most promising lead for Flight 370?

(CNN) – Almost a month after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, searchers say pulse signals detected in the Indian Ocean provide the best hope so far for finding it.

However, those same officials warn it will take time to confirm if the sonar pings come from the missing plane, meaning nothing is certain yet.

The new information raises more questions about what the pulse signals mean, and what happens now.

CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien and submersible specialist and president of Tiburon Subsea Services Captain Tim Taylor discuss.

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