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24 May 2015 - United States
Official: Syrian army preparing for a counterattack against IS in the Palmyra area
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Massachusetts woman uses obituary to declare Tom Brady innocent in deflated footballs scandal
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Violence against women centralAmid all the Islamic State's atrocities -- its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities -- the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against... countless enslaved women and girls never fails to shock. For months now, we've heard appalling testimony...
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The Chinese cuisine everyone"When the mail from San Pellegrino arrived for the first time, we ignored it," says Colin Cheng, one of the chefs behind 28 Hubin Road.
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Dutch prime minister thanks Americans who gave their lives liberating the Netherlands
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Inmate who is 'eating theLamont Cathey was a promising Chicago basketball prospect, a dominating 6-8 center who had the potential to play at a Division II college until he was arrested and charged in the theft of money from a... pizzeria safe more than a year ago.
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Porsche hit-and-run killerNearly every day Ryan LeVin pedals by the crash site where six years ago he ran down two British tourists in his Porsche. When he does, he has "personal conversations" with the two men he killed.
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The European Union joined the U.S. Sunday in condemning a Russian law that expands Moscow's authority over nongovernmental organizations. The law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday... gives authorities the power to ban foreign NGOs and provides for possible six-year prison terms for NGO employees deemed to be working for foreign agents.
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Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

Chicago Tribune - 24 May 2015 22:03
Anne Meara, mom of BenActress and comedian Anne Meara, who gained fame as half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara and went on to star in TV and film, has died. She was 85.
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Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.
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Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indianapolis 500

Chicago Tribune - 24 May 2015 21:43
Juan Pablo Montoya winsINDIANAPOLIS -- Juan Pablo Montoya held off Penske Racing teammate Will Power over the final two laps Sunday to win his second Indianapolis 500.
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Indy 500 fans give Jim Nabors successor Straight No Chaser thumbs up for 'Back Home Again'
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Jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, veteran of Ray Charles' band and Motown classics, dies at 78
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'No Doubt' ISIS Would UseRep Thornberry says U.S. not winning the war against ISIS.
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Man armed with knife, crowbar who caused evacuation of Seattle-area courthouse arrested
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Federer furious with 'selfie boy'

CNN - 24 May 2015 21:07
Federer furious with 'selfieFrom world leaders to celebrities of all degrees of fame, taking a selfie with fans has become an accepted part of life -- but tennis great Roger Federer felt an unacceptable line was crossed Sunday... at the French Open.
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Early estimates indicate some 400 homes in Hays County, Texas, have been destroyed in the flash floods that drowned parts of Texas and Oklahoma during the Memorial Day weekend, KXAN, Austin, reported.... Hays County instituted a 9 p.m. curfew for Sunday night to protect the public.
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Memorial Day is Monday, but there's more to the nationwide observance than just taking a three-day weekend and a day off from work. The holiday recognizes people who died serving in the United States... military. The tradition has developed a rich history over the past 150 years.
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Afghan officials are turning to forming militias as the army struggles to ward off Taliban offensives, stoking anxieties of factional rivalries in a nation still haunted by a civil war.
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Some people "crossed the line," assaulting bystanders in a downtown restaurant area.
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This story has been updated. UPDATE, 2:37 p.m. EDT: The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office tweeted the suspect has been arrested. Suspect in custody, located in 1500 block of 38th in Everett without... incident. â€" Snohomish Sheriff (@SnoCoSheriff) May 24, 2015 Original story below.
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After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, life for the people of Kathmandu has become one of nervous hyper-vigilance over when the next one might hit.
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1 protester leaves Shell oil-drilling support ship; another remains chained to it
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Crowdfunding opens doors forThe gut rehab of a home on North Lombard Avenue in Oak Park certainly looks similar to other projects in Chicago and its suburbs, the remodeling of an older home into the larger living space and... updated finishes desired by today's buyers.
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