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March 27, 2015

The Germanwings co-pilot may have suffered from a psychosomatic illness.

  Andreas Lubitz, thought to have deliberately crashed a plane, killing 150, had a doctor’s note excusing him from work that day, and may have been hiding a medical condition. He had a psychosomatic illness, an unnamed source told Bloomberg, and the New York Times reports that he had vision problems (paywall).
March 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton wiped her email server clean, a Republican congressman says.

  Clinton deleted all emails from her home server and did not comply with requests for additional documents, said Rep. Trey Gowdy. Clinton’s lawyer says she has handed over all work emails from her tenure as secretary of state. Current secretary of state John Kerry has initiated a review of state department record-keeping.
March 28, 2015

A final push for an Iran nuclear deal ahead of the March 31 deadline.

  Negotiators from six countries and Iran are huddled in Switzerland to try to hammer out the framework for an accord over Iran’s nuclear program. As negotiators reportedly closed in on a 2-3 page accord, some signs of discord have emerged. A White House spokesman said the talks have a 50/50 chance of success.
March 28, 2015
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Depositors are draining Greek banks dry.

March 27, 2015

Ellen Pao’s case against Kleiner Perkins comes to an end—almost.

  The jury said it had reached a verdict in Pao’s landmark gender discrimination lawsuit, and the decision it read went against her. But the jury’s 8-4 vote on one count prompted the judge to reject the verdict. The jury, which needs nine members in agreement, was ordered to resume deliberations.
March 28, 2015

Amanda Knox’s murder conviction is thrown out.

  Italy’s highest court’s decision ends a 7 1/2-year legal battle for the 27-year-old American and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 31, who were convicted in the gruesome 2007 murder and sexual assault of Knox’s roommate, the British student Meredith Kercher. The court upheld a slander conviction against Knox for wrongly accusing a bar owner.
March 28, 2015

Giant pandas aren’t as reclusive as we thought.

  In the wild and away from human interference, it turns out pandas have pretty robust social and sex lives, new research using GPS tracking has shown.

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