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Mon Dieu! Louvre Shuts For A Day Over Pickpockets

Striking workers say the pickpockets who operate inside the galleries have become increasingly aggressive.
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Hunger Strike At Guantanamo Prison

More than half the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Most of the inmates are still being held without charges. The unclear future of Guantanamo.

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Mexican Film Lampoons The Rich And Sparks National Discussion

A new Mexican film pokes fun at the cluelessness of the country's rich and shows the stark income gap in this country where 40 percent live in extreme poverty and is home to the richest man in the world.
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Venezuelan Candidates Campaign In Chavez's Long Shadow

Hugo Chavez won't be on the ballot in Sunday's presidential election, but in many ways he's still the dominant figure. Chavez's handpicked successor is favored over the opposition candidate, leading by double digits in some polls.
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As Promised: Obama Wants To Overhaul Global Anti-Hunger Efforts

The change that may matter most for the proposal's chances of success, though, is purely bureaucratic. The White House wants foreign food aid to be funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development instead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Earliest Cookware Was Used To Make Fish Soup

Humans were using cookware as early as 15,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of ancient Japanese ceramic pots. Those first meals? Fish soup.
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Test-Tube Baby Pioneer Dies

Sir Robert Edwards, whose research led to the world's first "test-tube baby," overcame enormous controversy surrounding his work.
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Family In Mali Eats French President's Camel

When French President Francois Hollande came for a visit, Mali's government gave him a camel. Unable to transport the camel home, Hollande left it with a local family who then ate it. Embarrassed officials have promised Hollande a new camel.

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