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Merrit Kennedy

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Museum Finds Piece Of WWII History For Sale On EBay

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Museum volunteers were perusing eBay when they happened upon a Lorenz teleprinter used by the Nazis to transmit encrypted messages. It was labeled a telegram machine and sold for just $14.

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More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Three Separate Mediterranean Shipwrecks

Sunday, May 29, 2016

In one case, migrants saw rescuers and rushed toward them, causing the boat to flip. In another, a large boat cut the line to a smaller boat it was dragging when it began to take on water.

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Gorilla Killed To Save Boy At Cincinnati Zoo

Sunday, May 29, 2016

After a 4-year-old slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child. A tranquilizer shot was deemed too dicey.

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Lightning Strikes Child's Party in Paris And Soccer Match In Germany, Injuring Dozens

Saturday, May 28, 2016

More than 40 people — most of them children — were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday.

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World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

Saturday, May 28, 2016

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.

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Shoulder Patches Spark A Diplomatic Flap Between Turkey And The U.S.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The central issue: the Kurdish YPG militia, which the U.S. views as a key ally against the Islamic State in Syria, has been branded a terrorist organization by Turkey's government.

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Argentina's Last Dictator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Cross-Border Conspiracy

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The case focused on a plan known as Operation Condor. This marks the first time a court has ruled that it was a criminal conspiracy to track down and disappear political dissidents across borders.

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AI? More Like Aieeee!! For The First Time, A Robot Can Feel Pain

Friday, May 27, 2016

The German researchers say this will keep robots safer, because "pain is a system that protects us." Added bonus: They say the humans who work alongside them are likely to be safer, too.

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Zimbabwe Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners Because Of Overcrowding, Food Shortages

Friday, May 27, 2016

The move by President Robert Mugabe has reportedly emptied one women's prison of all but two inmates serving life sentences. All juveniles are said to have been pardoned.

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Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive

Friday, May 27, 2016

ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.

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Deep Sea Explorers Discover A Sponge The Size Of A Minivan

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The deep-sea researchers were surveying an ocean ridge near Hawaii. "Where did this guy come from? Holy cow!" said one researcher when he saw the huge sponge. They say it's the largest ever recorded.

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Report: U.S. Nuclear System Relies On Outdated Technology Such As Floppy Disks

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Government Accountability Office report also finds that the nuclear system is coordinated on a 1970s-era computer. The parts are so obsolete that it's difficult to find replacements.

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U.S.-Backed Forces Launch 2 Major Offensives Against Islamic State

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The coalition has attacked IS positions in two areas of strategic importance: Fallujah, Iraq, and an area north of Raqqa, the group's de facto capital in Syria.

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Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ukrainian pilot and national hero Nadiya Savchenko had been held by Russia for almost two years. Russia had sentenced her to 22 years in prison for murder — she called it a propaganda stunt.

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When The Cat's Away: Chechen Strongman Spars With John Oliver Over Lost Feline

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The fur started to fly when Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told his 1.8 million Instagram followers that his cat is missing. Then the HBO host got involved and turned the saga into Internet catnip.

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U.S. Drone Strike Killed Taliban Leader, White House, Afghan Government Say

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mullah Akhtar Mansour was a divisive figure within the Taliban, and the Afghan government saw him as an obstacle to peace.

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Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"The methods by which they guide public opinion are very sophisticated — they're way more sophisticated than anybody realized," Harvard professor Gary King says.

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Egypt Deploys A Submarine To Search For EgyptAir Flight Data Recorders

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Egypt's president says the submarine is heading to the area where the plane went down on Thursday. He cautions that determining what caused the crash could take "a lot of time."

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A 66,000 Pound Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Is Parading Through The Streets Of LA

Saturday, May 21, 2016

ET-94, which is as tall as a 15-story building, is on a 16-mile trek through Los Angeles on its way to the California Science Center. It's set to be displayed with the space shuttle Endeavor.

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Solar Airplane Attempting To Circumnavigate The Globe Takes Off From Tulsa, Okla.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world using only the sun's power, is heading toward Dayton, Ohio on the latest leg of its journey.

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