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President Obama Visits Burma/Myanmar

Two years ago, Myanmar was under strict U.S. sanctions for its harsh treatment of dissidents and democracy advocates. Today, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Burma. The trip has been widely interpreted as recognition of rapid political changes taking place in the country. But many human rights groups say the trip is premature. We explore the issues at play in evolving U.S.-Myanmar relations.

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McClain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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