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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.

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The Takeaway

America's Longest War: When Will it End?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A new series produced by The GroundTruth Project, "Foreverstan," considers what America’s longest war has accomplished, and its lasting consequences for the people of Afghanistan.  

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Afghan Judge Sentences 4 Men To Death Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The brutal death of Farkhunda was captured on video and prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It resulted in a rare conviction. Eighteen other defendants were freed, however.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Rehearsed Crash On Earlier Flight, Report Finds

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A report finds that Andreas Lubitz set the altitude dial to 100 feet several times during his outbound flight, leading investigators to believe that he was practicing for the crash.

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Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner In Canada Wants To Be Released On Bail

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Omar Khadr was sent to Guantanamo Bay prison when he was 15 years old. Now in prison in Canada, he is seeking bail while he appeals his war-crimes conviction. Ottawa wants him to stay put.

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New French Rules Would Expand Surveillance Of Terrorism Suspects

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure. The legislation, which must still be approved by the country's Senate, has been criticized as highly intrusive.

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New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen's airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.

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NYU Student Detained In North Korea Was Hoping For 'Great Event'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A South Korean student arrested for crossing illegally into North Korea tells CNN he is doing well, and that he went into the rogue state hoping to improve relations between North and South.

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NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast

Monday, May 04, 2015

The two-week naval exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings dozens of vessels together, and comes amid concern about Russia's increasing aggression.

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Space Shot: Italian Astronaut 'Boldly' Brews Espresso On Space Station

Monday, May 04, 2015

Italian Sam Cristoforetti tweeted Sunday an image of her sipping espresso from a zero-gravity cup. No word yet on whether the coffee was any good.

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All Things Considered

'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

Monday, May 04, 2015

"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.

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Israel Braces For More Protests By Minority Ethiopian Community

Monday, May 04, 2015

Security forces have been deployed in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to try to prevent further violence after police and protesters clashed Sunday at rallies to protest police treatment of Ethiopian-Israelis.

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New British Princess Is Given A Name

Monday, May 04, 2015

Born over the weekend, the baby girl weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is fourth in line for the British throne.

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U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

Monday, May 04, 2015

Western countries complained that Nepal's bureaucracy was keeping goods at warehouses. The Marines come with Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, which should make reaching remote areas easier.

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

Sunday, May 03, 2015

A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers' boats in hopes of reaching Europe.

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101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Another man and a woman were rescued from wreckage in a village a full week after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has more than 7,000.

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A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Sunday, May 03, 2015

For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

Saturday, May 02, 2015

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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