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Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome

Like the U.S., Russia has a large and unresolved problem with illegal immigration. Russia's working-age population is declining, and the country needs workers. But the influx of migrants, especially from Central Asia, is generating friction.
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Why Were The Baboons So Sad? Many Theories, No Answers

At a zoo in the Netherlands, 112 baboons suddenly started acting oddly. They turned their backs to visitors. They moped around. They didn't want to eat. It was a week before they got back to normal. Were they upset by a storm or an earthquake that people didn't feel? Maybe aliens? It's a mystery.
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'It's Too Hot': Shanghai Wilts In Record-Setting Heat Wave

Usually bustling streets are nearly empty at noon, and thousands have gone to hospitals for relief. China's National Meteorological Center says the long-running heat wave is driven by a variety of factors, including climate change, as well as Shanghai's construction density, growing population and shrinking green space.
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Should The U.S. Speak Up, Or Keep Mum, On Terrorism Threats?

It is a recurring question for the U.S. government as it tries to weigh the need to warn the public of potential threats, while also trying to quietly track terrorists.
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The Road That Gives Electric Vehicles A Charge

In South Korea, a new type of charging road — power, not tolls — allows electric vehicles to be recharged whether they're parked or on the move. A city flipped the switch on a road this week to power commuter buses on an inner city route.
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A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes

A small, square sticker called the Kite Patch promises to keep mosquitoes away by sending out chemicals that block the bug's ability to sense humans. The inventors say it could be a game changer in the way we prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus.
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Oh Snap! U.S. Tourist Breaks Finger Off 600-Year-Old Statue

At a museum in Florence, Italy, an American apparently broke a cardinal rule: he touched a statue of the Virgin Mary. It's not clear how much it will cost to repair.
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New Images Show Destruction In Syrian City Of Aleppo

Amnesty International, which released the images, says the widespread devastation is "severely lopsided" in opposition-controlled parts of the city. It says Aleppo was targeted by the government for "indiscriminate air bombardment."
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Obama Cancels One-On-One Meeting With Putin

The U.S. objects to Russia's granting of temporary asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. Obama will still attend a summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg next month, but he will not have a separate summit with the Russian leader.
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American Tourist Accidentally Breaks Statue

Just about every museum in the world has the same rule: no touching. A rule one man failed to observe on a family vacation to Florence, Italy. He was comparing his own finger to the fingers on a 600-year-old statue when he nudged its ancient pinky and it snapped right off.

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