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U.N. Appeals To Syria's Warring Groups To Spare Ancient City Of Palmyra

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:02

The city is on UNESCO's World Heritage list and has been badly affected by the four-year civil war. The latest threat to Palmyra is posed by fighting between government troops and ISIS.

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Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right.

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:06

Former 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is picking another fight — with Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. It's all for a good cause.

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Feds Tell Insurers To Pay For Anesthesia During Screening Colonoscopies

Fri, 2015-05-15 06:33

Most people are anesthetized during colonoscopy. Federal law mandates that the cancer test itself must be fully covered by insurers, but quite a few of them didn't pay for anesthesia.

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Coup Leaders Arrested In Burundi As Uprising Is Quashed

Fri, 2015-05-15 04:48

The alleged mastermind of the putsch, Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, is reportedly still at large as President Pierre Nkurunziza reasserts his authority after returning from neighboring Tanzania.

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Actor Johnny Depp's Dogs Are Flown Out Of Australia After Threat Of Destruction

Fri, 2015-05-15 04:21

Australia's agriculture minister said Depp sidestepped the country's laws because his dogs did not spend the required 10 days in quarantine. The minister threatened to destroy the dogs.

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Missing Marine Helicopter Is Found In Nepal

Fri, 2015-05-15 02:37

There is still no official word on the fate of the eight crew members on board. The helicopter was flying earthquake relief missions in Nepal.

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It's Like The Story Of Job: Ebola Survivors Who Continue To Suffer

Fri, 2015-05-15 00:53

A mysterious set of medical complications plagues some survivors: joint pain, vision loss, rashes. Doctors aren't sure why it's all happening. But they have a name for it: Post-Ebola syndrome.

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Dad Aches For Tween Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Fri, 2015-05-15 00:52

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Fri, 2015-05-15 00:51

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

Fri, 2015-05-15 00:50

Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.

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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

Thu, 2015-05-14 23:47

The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.

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Wreckage Of Missing U.S. Marine Helicopter Spotted In Nepal

Thu, 2015-05-14 22:49

The Nepalese army says a rescue helicopter has spotted the wreckage of a missing U.S. Marine chopper in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu.

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Blues Guitarist B.B. King Dies At 89

Thu, 2015-05-14 22:14

Blues legend B.B. King died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, according to his attorney, who confirmed King's death for The Associated Press.

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Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 2015-05-14 16:02

The ABC News anchor gave the foundation $75,000 over three years. He says he thought the donations were a matter of public record.

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From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:53

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?

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A Baltimore Artist Turns A Liberian School Into A Mural Masterpiece

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:34

The building was damaged during the Ebola outbreak. How do you welcome kids back? That's the challenge that faced a team of street artists.

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Why Everyone's Talking About Israel's New Justice Minister

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:23

Ayelet Shaked is a secular Jew who belongs to a religious party closely tied to West Bank settlers. She's faced criticism for controversial statements about Palestinians.

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Calif. Moves Closer To Banning Vaccine 'Personal Belief' Exemptions

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:17

The bill would require children to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases before entering kindergarten. If it becomes law, it would be among the strictest in the nation.

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Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:13

A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.

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The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:05

John Sopko says the Afghans still do a poor job of managing the billions they get from the U.S. and he's documented the abuses. Still, he supports the ongoing U.S. efforts there.

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