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German Man To Return Paintings From Cache Of Stolen Nazi Art

A lawyer for Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father was an art dealer in the Third Reich, says his client will begin with returning a valuable Matisse to the descendants of the Jewish owner.
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'Do It For Denmark' Video Urges Danes To Go All The Way

Need a break from the day's serious news? A humorous campaign from a travel company is urging couples to boost Denmark's population growth by, well, getting busy.
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A Booming Economy Doesn't Save Children From Malnutrition

It seems to make sense that economic growth automatically leads to better nutrition for children, and better health. But an analysis of 36 countries finds that's not true.
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Why Taiwanese Students Stormed The Government

A trade deal allowing Chinese investment in more service sectors was the provocation. But the real issue is Taiwan's sense that it's losing its identity and being overwhelmed by its powerful neighbor.
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Sentenced To Death 46 Years Ago, Japanese Man Is Now Free

Iwao Hakamada, now 78, is thought to have been awaiting execution longer than anyone else in the world. But newly analyzed DNA evidence has led to an order that he be retried.
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Planes Turn Back, But Ships Continue Search For Flight 370

The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished nearly three weeks ago, and weather is hindering the search. A new satellite image shows some 300 objects in the Indian Ocean. But no jet debris has been recovered.
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Dolphins In Crimea Join Russian Navy

Trained to locate enemy divers and carry spy equipment — Ukraine planned to shut down the "combat dolphin" program. Now that Russia annexed Crimea, the dolphins will raise their fins to the Kremlin.
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'I'm A Great Admirer,' Obama Tells Pope Francis

The president and the pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.
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U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain Over Syria And Iran

After visiting Rome, President Obama's next stop is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. He will reassure Saudi officials that the U.S. is committed to security in the Gulf.
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Obama And Pope Meet For First Time At The Vatican

The elections of President Obama and Pope Francis made history — Obama as the first African-American U.S. president and the Argentine-born Jorge Bergoglio as the first non-European pope in centuries.

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