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Personalized Coca-Colas, But Not If Your Name Is Mohammed Or Maria

As part of its new marketing campaign, the beverage giant is printing popular first names on labels of Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. But already, there's a backlash from people left feeling excluded.
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China's Shuanghui Buys Pork Giant Smithfield For $4.7 Billion

A Chinese meat producer plans to buy the U.S. meat company Smithfield, the world's largest pork producer, for $4.7 billion. The Shuanghui company is enticing Smithfield's shareholders by offering $34 a share, about 30 percent more than Smithfield's current stock price.
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6 Stories To Mark 60 Years Since First Summit Of Everest

An 81-year-old climber trying to regain his title has turned back; a Russian extreme sports star has BASE jumped from nearly 24,000 feet; the BBC recounts how word reached the world in 1953 of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic feat; and more.
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Nepalese Climber Gives Up For Now On Regaining Everest Title

Five years ago when he was 76, a Nepalese climber became the oldest person to scale Mount Everest. Last week, an 80-year-old Japanese climber took the crown. The Nepalese climber has had to give up on his attempt to reclaim the title because of bad weather.
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Swedish High School Flubs Graduation Requirement

School officials broke the news to seniors that they forgot to offer a religion course that's required for students to graduate. The school admits fault. The principal said to graduate on time, seniors had just a few days to complete all the requirements for the yearlong course.
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U.S. Drone Strike Hits Taliban Stronghold In Pakistan

There was a U.S. drone strike Wednesday in a Taliban stronghold of northern Pakistan, killing at least four people. It was the first strike since President Obama's speech last Thursday announcing that the use of drones would be scaled back to limit civilian casualties. It's also the first strike since Pakistan held elections earlier this month.
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Pope Francis: Even Atheists Can Be Redeemed

After the popes comments, headlines proclaimed, "Even Atheists Can Go To Heaven." A Vatican spokesman quickly intervened and said this was not the case. Still, the remarks were in keeping with a pope who is emphasizing inclusiveness and wants to speak to a global audience that reaches far beyond the Catholic Church.

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