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Montabaur, Germany • Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a …

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  • FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election
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    Updated Mar 27 2015 10:01 am   |     |   Share
  • People pay tribute next to a stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew Tuesday from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Germanwings update: Europe aviation agency urges 2 crew in cockpits
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    Updated Mar 27 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • New York City firefighters on ladders spray water at the scene of a fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) 2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion
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  • This undated image released by Bob Goldstein and Vicki Madden taken with an electron microscope, shows a micro-animal Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is
    Deception Island, Antarctica • Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and ba...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share


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  • An investigator carries bags with items that have been collected in the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Parents of American victim in Germanwings crash take solace in memories
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  • A police car waits in front of the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Friday, March 27, 2015. Lubitz was the co-pilot on the  Germanwings plane  that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo Frank Augstein) Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say
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  • French gendarmes hold German and Spanish flags as family members of people involved in Germanwings jetliner that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps attend a  gathering in Le Vernet, France  Thursday, March 26, 2015. A French prosecutor said Thursday that the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps this week appeared to want to Alone at controls, co-pilot ‘intentionally’ destroyed plane
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  • This is an undated image taken from Facebook of  Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco California. Lubitz the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps on Tuesday, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday, March 26, 2015.  In a split second, he killed all 150 people aboard the plane. (AP Photo) NO SALES Co-pilot was ‘very happy’ with Germanwings job
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