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April 17th, 2014
06:01 PM ET

Flight 370 search: Underwater robot 0 for 4

(CNN) – The underwater robot Bluefin-21 has made four dives, but so far found no wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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April 17th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Did South Korea captain abandon duties? Former U.S. Coast Guard commandant weighs in

(CNN) – The captain of the South Korea ferry that capsized with hundreds of passengers on board faces questions amid reports the ferry may have been off course, and turned quickly.

The passengers, many of them teenagers, were told to stay on board, while the captain left the ship.

There is no set protocol for captains and ships in distress, says Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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April 17th, 2014
05:03 PM ET

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child

(CNN) – Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's event in New York.

"Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea said at the end of the event.

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April 17th, 2014
04:42 PM ET

'Chilling' anti-Semitic leaflets handed out in eastern Ukraine, U.S. says

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, Sherisse Pham, CNN

(CNN) – U.S. officials Thursday denounced what one called a "grotesque" leaflet ordering Jews in one eastern Ukrainian city to register with a government office, but the Jewish community there dismissed it as a "provocation," adding their relations between Jews and locals were amicable.

The fliers were handed out by masked men in front the main synagogue in Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters have declared a "People's Republic" in defiance of the pro-Western government in Kiev, a statement issued by Jewish leaders in Donetsk. They warned the city's Jews to register and document their property or face deportation, according to a CNN translation of one of the leaflets.

Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that a respected Jewish leader in Ukraine showed him a photograph of one of the leaflets and called it "chilling." In Geneva, where diplomats held emergency talks on the Ukrainian crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called them "grotesque" and "beyond unacceptable."
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April 17th, 2014
04:20 PM ET

Ukraine crisis: Possibility 'that diplomacy may deescalate the situation,' Obama says

(CNN) – When it comes to the crisis in Ukraine, "I don't think we can be sure of anything. I think there is the possibility, the prospect, that diplomacy may deescalate the situation," President Barack Obama said Thursday at the daily White House news conference when asked about a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, between top officials from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.

He said there was "a promising public statement" to disarm all groups that have been occupying buildings in eastern Ukraine, and the Russians have signed on to that statement.

"We're not going to know whether there is follow-through on these statements for several days," Obama said.

The President stressed that he has emphasized to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States will continue to uphold the basic principles of sovereignty of all countries.

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