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The Unpopularity Contest For Britain's Next Prime Minister

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next prime minister. But while David Cameron or Ed Miliband will win the election contest, neither is likely to win a popularity contest.
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U.S. Issues Licenses For Ferry Travel To Cuba

For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. has issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba. At least four companies received licenses Tuesday.
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Prime Minister Netanyahu Forms Coalition Before Midnight Deadline

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu races to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline Wednesday.
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New Opposition Leader Asks U.S. To Establish Safe Zones In Syria

New Syrian opposition coalition leader Khaled Khoja visits Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. to set up safe zones in the country and stop Bashar al-Assad's air campaign against rebel-held areas.
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Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.
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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Convicted In Hit-And-Run Case

Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.
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Vatican Affirms Plan To Make Missionary Junipero Serra A Saint

The choice of Serra, whom the church sees as an evangelist, has drawn criticism over his role in the California mission system of the 18th century.
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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.
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Obama Administration Approves Ferry Service To Cuba

It's been decades, since ferries operated between the United States and Cuba. The Treasury Department has issued licenses for passenger ferry service, but it's not know how many.
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Couple Rescues Migrants Trying To Reach Europe On Overpacked Boats

David Greene talks to Christopher Catrambone, who, along with his wife, spent $8 million to buy and re-fit a 146-foot ship to save migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe.

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