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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.
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IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.
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Typhoon Death Toll Rises In Philippines, Though Devastation Less Than Feared

Hagupit, now a tropical storm, forced more than a million people into shelters when it hit. At least 21 people are dead. But it spared the Philippines the devastation of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.
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Laughter Is The Best Medicine For Gulag Blues, Russia Tells Guards

The country's justice ministry suggested to its prison guards that using humor and irony could improve prisoner morale; one official suggests the idea itself is the joke.
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With Ebola Cases Down, Officials Worry Liberians Aren't Worried Enough

Treatment units in Liberia stand nearly empty, but a dozen or so Ebola cases still appear each day, with clusters in Monrovia and rural areas. The CDC's chief there wants the nation to stay alert.
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Burnt Remains Of Missing Mexican Student Identified; 42 Still Not Found

DNA testing confirmed that bone fragments from Mexico match relatives of Alexander Mora Venancio, one of a group of students from a rural college who officials say were abducted in September.
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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.
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6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
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'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground

In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.
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Liberian Businesses Reopen Their Doors, But Customers Are Wary

The Ebola outbreak shuttered shops, cafes and offices. As the situation eases, many have now opened again — but as restaurant owner Mama Quaye can testify, business is hardly booming.

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