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March 31st, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Daughter of Flight 370 pilot lashes out at tabloid

(CNN) – None of the 239 people on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been scrutinized as much as the two men flying it.

Investigators, looking for any motive either may have had for changing the flight-path. Anyone who read Britain's "Daily Mail" may have believed the paper found the smoking gun, with potentially damning quotes about the captain's state of mind attributed to his own daughter.

But as CNN's Sara Sidner reports, that daughter says this all came as a very nasty, very unwelcome, surprise to her.

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March 26th, 2014
04:18 PM ET

Best lead yet? Satellite spots possible debris field in search for Flight 370

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) - New satellite images provided by a French defense firm show 122 objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean, not far from other satellite sightings that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Malaysian transport minister said Wednesday.

When photographed by the satellite on Sunday, the objects were scattered over 154 square miles (400 square kilometers), acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Bin Hussein said. That's about the size of Denver, Colorado.

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March 20th, 2014
06:29 PM ET

Families of missing plane passengers suffering a roller coaster of emotions

(CNN) – Two pieces of what could be floating debris in the Indian Ocean are seen as signs of hope and horror for the family members of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

While some are desperate for any credible information on the fate of their loved ones, even if it means the worst has happened, others still cling to the possibility that those on board are still alive.

CNN's Sada Sidner reports.

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