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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.
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A Young Mother's Death Raises Questions Without Answers

The official cause of death was an accident. Friends believe her husband had beaten her. Yet no one will speak up — part of the hush that descends over domestic abuse in India.
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Site Of Capsized Migrant Boat Was 'Like A Floating Cemetery'

Even to experienced emergency crews that have been working to save migrants at sea, it was a shocking sight: survivors bobbing among corpses in the Mediterranean.
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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.
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Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

In a speech last week, James Comey had linked the two countries to the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. They have both said the killings occurred when they were occupied by the Nazis.
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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Money transfer agencies are the lifeblood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.
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Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase. The group has said it will protect civilians and ensure the flow of humanitarian aid.
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Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a tractor.
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Cheers! 170-Year-Old Champagne Recovered From Shipwreck

The find offers a chance to compare old champagne to new. Chemical analysis showed the antique bottles of bubbly had six to seven times more sugar than Coke.
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Saudi Strikes In Yemen Wrap Up; Operation Renewal Of Hope Begins

Saudi Arabia says the air campaign against Houthi rebels is ending, but the conflict may be far from over. Militiamen in the south said they will keep fighting until they rid the area of Houthis.

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