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March 10, 2015

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ARGENTINA-HELICOPTERS CRASH - Two helicopters used in filming of reality show crash in Argentina, killing French athletes. SENT: 950 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. With sidebars including HELICOPTER CRASH-ATHLETES.

SECRET SERVICE DRONES - AP Exclusive: Secret Service to test drones over DC, looking at ways to stop rogue flights. SENT: 910 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.

OKLAHOMA FRATERNITY-RACIST VIDEO - Fallout continues over video showing racist chant by fraternity members. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

CHIMP ATTACK-MILITARY - US military studying chimp-attack victim who received face transplant; hopes findings help GIs. SENT: 820 words, 12 photos, video.

FRANCE-EUTHANASIA - French Parliament starts debating legalization of continuous sedation of the terminally ill. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

JAPAN-WWII-FIREBOMBING - Japan remembers devastating, overlooked WWII firebombing of Tokyo on 70th anniversary. SENT: 1,280 words, photos.

MIDEAST EGYPT CAIRO MOTHER THERESA - Cairo’s ‘Mama Maggie’ provides quality education to Egypt’s poorest children. SENT: 820 words, 12 photos.

JAPAN-TSUNAMI-SOY SURVIVOR - Centuries-old soy sauce makes ‘miracle’ comeback in tsunami-wrecked Japan coast 4 years later. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

KILLINGS BY POLICE-MADISON - Police shooting of young biracial man forces discussion of racial divide in liberal Madison. SENT: 940 words, photos. With KILLINGS BY POLICE-MADISON-CYBERATTACK.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING - Jury hears from victims, sees video of Tsarnaev buying milk after attack. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after testimony resumes at 1300 GMT.

IRAQI MAN KILLED-SNOWFALL - Iraqi man fatally shot in Dallas as he celebrates witnessing the 1st snowfall of his life. SENT: 130 words.

INDIA-GANG RAPE - Banned Indian rape documentary premieres in US, with Meryl Streep leading candlelight vigil. SENT: 480 words, photos.

SKOREA-AMBASSADOR-HURT - Seoul hospital to release injured US ambassador after 5 days of treatment for knife wounds. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.

OIL TRAIN-DERAILMENTS-Q&A - Recent spate of oil train derailments in the US, Canada raises new alarms about safety. SENT: 870 words, photos.

SOLAR PLANE - Solar-powered plane takes off from Oman, heading for India. SENT: 340 words, photo.

NEW ZEALAND-FORMULA POISONING THREAT - New Zealand investigating threat to poison baby formula. SENT: 520 words.

PET FERRETS - Banned for years, ferrets may wriggle into NYC’s list of permitted pets. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing, expected to start at 1400 GMT, with other items first on agenda.

DIGITAL LIFE-REVIEW-APPLE WATCH VS OTHER SMARTWATCHES - Early Look: Apple Watch does more than many rivals, but you also pay more. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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MIDEAST EGYPT CAIRO MOTHER THERESA - Cairo’s ‘Mama Maggie’ provides quality education to Egypt’s poorest children. SENT: 820 words, 12 photos.

MYANMAR-PROTEST CRACKDOWN - Myanmar police crack down on student protesters, charging with batons. SENT: 450 words, 15 photos.

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US_CHIMP_ATTACK_MILITARY - US military studying chimp-attack victim who received face transplant; hopes findings help GIs. SENT: 820 words, 12 photos, video.

AK_IDITAROD - Iditarod sled dog teams embark on 1,000-mile trek across Alaska as race begins on new route. SENT: 590 words, photos, video.

US_COSBY_ACCUSER - Mother of a Bill Cosby accuser appeals to the comedian’s wife “mother to mother”. SENT: 720 words, video. UPCOMING: Photos.

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