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I'm Darth Vader, And I Approve This Message

Promising that he knows what it takes to rebuild an empire, Darth Vader has declared his candidacy for Ukraine's highest office.
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Is The Latest Climate Report Too Much Of A Downer?

One researcher who participated in the latest U.N. report on climate change says the final product is simply too depressing. Others say the somber tone is justified — but that humans can also adapt.
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At Indictment, Pakistan's Musharraf Asserts His Innocence

The former president and general is accused of treason. "Is this the way to reward someone for being loyal to the country and for loving the country?" he asked the court.
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Russia May Withdraw Some Troops From Near Border With Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces. That might reduce some tensions in the region.
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In A Former Afghan Hot Spot, The Taliban Are Subdued For Now

The Taliban have threatened to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election this Saturday. But in some areas where the group once wreaked havoc, the Afghan security forces are now in control.
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Japan Must Halt Whaling Program In Antarctic, Court Says

Japan's government had argued that whales were hunted for research purposes. The International Court of Justice said there wasn't enough scientific research to justify killing hundreds of whales.
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Two Koreas Exchange Live Fire, Lob Shells Into Sea

There were no casualties reported. None of the artillery shells are thought to have hit land. The exchange began after a rare announcement by the North that it would be conducting a live-fire drill.
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Only 'Ocean Junk' Found So Far As Search For Jet Continues

Planes and ships continue to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. But there's no sign of the jet or the 239 people on board. They disappeared on March 8.
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Russian City Honors Oscarless Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio's been nominated for 4 Oscars but hasn't won any. Chelyabinsk, in a region known for producing cast iron and cast iron sculptures, has made an "Ascar" for DiCaprio.
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U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities

In many ways, the world is "ill-prepared" for the dangers, scientists say in a new report. They also say efforts to improve energy efficiency and cut water consumption could help make a difference.

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