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A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 1:28pm

The Spanish city is physically part of Africa. About half of its people are more prosperous Europeans; half are Arabic-speaking Muslims disproportionately living in poverty. That disparity is growing.

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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 1:16pm

American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.

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Malaysia Says It Will Turn Back Migrant Boats

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 1:00pm

It comes a day after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshis landed in the waters of Malaysia's Langkawi island, and after Indonesia said it would also turn back the migrants.

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Why Has It Taken 40 Years To Build A Tennessee Nuclear Power Plant?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:52pm

Associated Press reporter Ray Henry says the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant serves as a cautionary tale for America's nuclear power industry.

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Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Goes Missing

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:52pm

A Defense Department official said there's no indication so far that the UH-1 Huey, which was carrying six Marines and two Nepali soldiers, had crashed.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:51pm

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Lang Lang Live At The Met Museum

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:51pm

Watch the piano sensation play seasonal music by Tchaikovsky and scherzos by Chopin in conjunction with the Metropolitan's new exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass.

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