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Over 2 Years Since Its Wreck, The Costa Concordia Floats Again

The Costa Concordia cruise crashed into a reef and capsized over two years ago. On Monday, the most complicated part of the operation to refloat the ship was completed successfully.
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In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.
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Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like?

Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a bare-bones cease-fire. Some say the key to peace may be empowering the moderate Fatah party, but it's unclear who could broker such a deal.
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Sandwich Monday: The Teriyaki Tofu Burger From Gabutto Burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger that replaces the beef with a deep-fried tofu patty.
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With Bright Benches, London Shows Off Its Love Of Books

The National Literacy Trust commissioned 50 artists to paint benches with scenes from famous books and placed them around London for the summer.
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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.
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Nadine Gordimer: Wise Words About Bettering A Troubled World

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.
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In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.
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Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops

More than 20 years after first allowing women to serve as priests, the church voted to ordain women as bishops. A similar proposal had been narrowly defeated in 2012.
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Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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