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A miner cries as rescue workers carry the dead body of a miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. An explosion and fire at the coal mine killed at least 232 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody. (AP Photo/Yonhap)
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A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
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A pair of World Trade Center tridents, that once formed part of the exterior structural support of the east facade of the building, are displayed at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in New York. The museum is a monument to how the Sept. 11 terror attacks shaped history, from its heart-wrenching artifacts to the underground space that houses them amid the remnants of the fallen twin towers' foundations. It also reflects the complexity of crafting a public understanding of the terrorist attacks and re-conceiving ground zero. (AP Photo)
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from Bob Schieffer of CBS News at the 2014 Fiscal Summit organized by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Bolivarian National Guardsmen detain anti-government demonstrators during clashes at a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Members of Venezuela's opposition said they pulled out of crisis negotiations with the government over what they consider an unjustified crackdown on recent protests. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul, right, listen during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 11, 2014. The front runner in Afghanistan's presidential election picked up a potentially powerful endorsement Sunday ahead of a second round of polling later this month. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, who came out on top according to a preliminary tally in the first round of voting April 5, won the support of Zalmai Rassoul, another former foreign minister. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her 6 year old daughter Luci Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at their home in Berkeley, Calif. As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus. Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter’s homework requires her to know four different ways to add. “That is way too much to ask of a first grader. She can’t remember them all, and I don’t know them all, so we just do the best that we can,” she said. (AP Photo)
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FILE - In this May 10, 2014 file photo, Kristin Seaton, center, of Jacksonville, Ark., holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs, Ark., with her partner, Jennifer Rambo, left, of Fort Smith, Ark., in Eureka Springs, Ark. The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general's request for a stay of a judge's ruling that overturned Arkansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham, file)
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Pedestrians wait for cabs across the street from The New York Times on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in New York. The New York Times on Wednesday announced that executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two and a half years on the job. The company didn’t give a reason for the change. (AP Photo)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. BLAZING FIRE IN TURKISH COAL MINE HAMPERS SEARCH EFFORT

Eight more bodies are recovered bringing the total so far from Turkey’s worst mining disaster to 282.

2. CAPTAIN AND THREE KOREAN FERRY CREW MEMBERS CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE

The government is alleging the four were negligent and failed to protect passengers in the disaster that killed 284 people.

3. THOUSANDS FLEE NINE SEPARATE WILDFIRES IN ONE CALIFORNIA COUNTY

No injuries are reported but one fire chief said the blazes are unprecedented in his 27-year firefighting career because they are so early in the year. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

4. A DAY TO REMEMBER

Obama will dedicate the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which leads people on an unsettling journey through the terror attacks, today before it opens to the general public on May 21.

5. HOW BRIDGEGATE MAY BE MORE THAN A FOOTNOTE IN CHRISTIE’S POLITICAL BIO

The GOP’s business elite, who are among the party’s top donors, think the New Jersey governor’s brand has been tarnished by the traffic scandal.

6. WHERE DEMONSTRATORS ARE BEING ARRESTED

Venezuela’s security forces detain dozens of protesters in Caracas as anti-government fervor heats up.

7. WHO WILL GO A SECOND ROUND IN AFGHANISTAN ELECTIONS

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, with the most votes so far, will take on runner-up, ex-Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

8. A NEW WAY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS BECOMES, ITSELF, A PROBLEM

Schools’ Common Core curriculum attempts to fuse conceptual ideas in mathematics with “procedural fluency,” but is causing confusion and consternation among parents and young students.

9. NO SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN ARKANSAS

The state’s Supreme Court refused to put a ruling overturning the ban on gay marriage on hold–but another law that prevents city clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gays is still valid.

10. MASTHEAD CHANGES AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

The newspaper gave no reason why executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two-and-a-half years on the job.

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