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Dracula's Transylvania Castle Goes On The Market

The castle is now owned by descendants of Romania's royal family — and the expected asking price is around $80 million.
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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.
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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.
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The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.
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The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?

France's $1.6 billion sale is the biggest ever by a NATO country to Russia. But in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine, the French are debating whether they should suspend the deal.
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Out Of Maryland, A Cry For Nigeria: 'Bring Back Our Girls!'

The abduction of more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls has resonated with families in Maryland, home to one of the largest Nigerian-American communities in the U.S.

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Why One Donetsk Resident Stayed Home On Referendum Day

When separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk held a referendum on independence, marketing manager Yuliya Kubanova stayed home. Kubanova explains her decision and the state of her city.
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In Two Eastern Ukraine Provinces, Bold Steps Toward Independence

Two regions of eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, voted Sunday on referendums for self-rule. Separatists in Donetsk announced overwhelming support for independence.
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Meet Uruguay's Pot-Legalizing, VW-Driving, Sandal-Wearing President

Jose Mujica has built his reputation on austere living and pursuing policies that include legalizing marijuana. He's a critic of many U.S. policies, but President Obama hosted him Monday.
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Italy Searches For African Migrants After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

A migrant boat destined for the Sicilian island of Lampedusa sank Monday — the second such incident in as many days.

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