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1. PHONES ON PLANES

Text but not call?: The federal communications agency made the call to allow cellphones during flights. But the Department of Transportation says hold on. The DOT does not want flights filled with yakking passengers, and says it’s looking into the possibility of eliminating voice communications.  Some say  cell phone conversations are annoying in close confines of a plane, and have cast it as a consumer rights issue. The  Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 yesterday to consider lifting its ban. But Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx says his department will decide whether allowing calls is fair to consumers.

2. MONTANA  KILLING

Husband pushed off cliff: In a drastic twist, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham is admitting she shoved her husband down a cliff. Graham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday as part of a plea deal. She says she pushed  her husband during an argument in July.  “It was a reckless act,” she says of the incident at Glacier National Park in Montana. “I just pushed.”  She was married to Cody Johnson for eight days.

3. MANDELA FUNERAL

Goodbye to an icon: The former South African president  lies in state in Pretoria for a final day today. Lines snaked around downtown as throngs waited to say their goodbyes. Mandela’s last public viewing is at the same place he was inaugurated as the nation’s first black president. His body will then be transported to his boyhood home of Qunu for the burial Sunday.

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