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A Happy Ending For An Australian Ultramarathoner And Chinese Stray Dog

"This day is one of the best days of my life," Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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It's Been A Good Week For Goats

They're helping needy families in Cameroon as part of a Red Cross giveaway. And in Indiana, a kid got a soul serenade from Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton.
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Olympic Marathon Medalist Faces Persecution In Ethiopia –And He's Not The Only One

While many local Ethiopians have been following the persecution of protestors in the Oromia region, a recent act of protest at the 2016 Rio Olympic marathon finish line brought the issue to an international stage.

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For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

As Japan's population shrinks and ages, the government wants older adults to remain employed. The traditional retirement age is 60, but a few companies are welcoming those who want to keep working.
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Rescue Crews Race To Find Survivors In Rubble Of Quake-Hit Italian Towns

Officials put the death toll at more than 240. There is a fairly narrow window of time after a quake when survivors can be saved from collapsed buildings, and search crews are fighting the clock.
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Beginning Of The End? Impeachment Trial Opens For Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

It's the final phase of a long process that could potentially remove her from office over alleged fiscal mismanagement. And every indication suggests she will indeed be impeached.
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FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Historic Peace Treaty

The guerrilla war between Marxist rebels and Colombia's government has stretched on for more than half a century. Now the two sides have met in Havana to sign a peace agreement.
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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.

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Eureka! Chunk Of Gold Discovered; Fisherman Finds Huge Pearl

After digging down just a foot, a modern-day prospector found a 9-pound chunk of gold in Australia. In the Philippines, a fisherman kept secret his 75-pound pearl for 10 years.

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