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Nigerian Rebels Reportedly Contact Pirates Who Seized U.S. Crew

An email purportedly confirms the two men were captured off the coast of the Nigerian town of Brass, but there was no immediate word of demands or a ransom.
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Norway Says It Can't Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

Oslo says the country doesn't have a port that could take the weapons and that it lacks the capacity to treat some of the waste products from disarming the munitions.
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France, Germany Want To Set New Rules For Surveillance

At a summit in Brussels, European leaders issued a statement saying alleged snooping could damage relations with the U.S. and that "a lack of trust could prejudice the necessary cooperation in the field of intelligence-gathering."
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Scottsdale, Ariz., Warms Up To Ice Cream Trucks

Scottsdale, Ariz., has lifted a decades-old ban on ice cream trucks. Dismissing fears of accidents, or strangers on the streets, officials gave a license to Sydney Kirsch. She tells The Arizona Republic that she'll sell ice cream when not studying in high school.
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A Family Bible And Other Heirlooms, Found Online

Genealogy has become a massive industry, from websites like Ancestry.com to TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? But those focus on family lineage. What about the heirlooms and stories that fill the history of a family tree? A North Carolina business is trying to help.
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How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum

In Portland, Ore., doctors and patients get to the Oregon Health and Science University not by a twisty, two-lane road up Marquam Hill, but by a gleaming silver gondola. The aerial tram has cut the commute from up to 45 minutes to a three-minute ride in the sky.
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Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues

Some clinics say they can't comply with a Texas law set to go into effect next week. It adds building requirements for clinics and places more rules on doctors who perform abortions. Laws like the one in Texas have passed in more than a dozen states.
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Newtown Residents Demolish A School, And Violent Memories

In Newtown, Conn., demolition work has started at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Bricks will be pulverized and steel melted down. Workers must sign agreements forbidding any public discussion of the site. Last year, a shooting there left six adults and 20 students dead.
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Cardinals Even World Series With Game 2 Win Over Red Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals evened the World Series at one game each Thursday night, using a three-run 7th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-2.
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A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It

We used the testimonies of the biggest contractors involved with the HealthCare.gov application system to create this guide to how the site's various parts work together, and how the complex system for registering you for health insurance is supposed to work.

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