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Race is on to find jet’s black boxes before time runs out

CANBERRA, Australia — Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down.

After the excruciating 17-day wait for confirmation that the Boeing 777 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, searchers are racing to locate the black boxes before a battery-powered signal they emit fades away.

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