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Holy 75th birthday, Batman!

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:59am
In the 75 years since it debuted, the character of Batman has inspired many fans, young and old, in some cases due to a strong identification with the character.
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Alternative education on rise in China

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:55am
Private schools that employ humanistic pedagogy for young children are becoming popular in China. A look at the factors behind the boom and potential pitfalls.
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Egypt's El-Sisi to resign

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:54am
Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met military leaders on Wednesday to tell them he was resigning -- the first step toward running for the presidency, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
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Sometimes it's best to kill the lions, giraffes

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:52am
Culling healthy animals at zoos is necessary to help species stay immune to disease, says the head of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. A campaigner for animal rights, however, says the way to stop the killing is to stop going to zoos.
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Nine-alarm fire in Boston kills 2 firefighters, dozens injured

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:48am
A nine-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at a brick brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, injuring eight people, officials said.
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Obama meets Pope Francis for 1st time

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:47am
The two world leaders greeted each other with a smile and a handshake, and posed for pictures before sitting down across a table from each other.
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Ukraine military dolphins to switch sides: Report

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:46am
Just when you thought this divorce couldn't get any messier.
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India to be certified free of polio

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:37am
India is to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is heralded as one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.
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U.S.-Russian crew lifts off for ISS

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:36am
Blastoff!
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China treads carefully amid anger, grief of MH370 relatives

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:36am
Over the past few days, the families of the 154 Chinese passengers who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been oscillating between grief and visceral anger as the search for the plane carrying their loved ones continues.
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Dwarf planet at solar system's edge

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:36am
For anyone holding out hope of Pluto being reinstated as a major planet, you should probably do as they say in the movie "Frozen" and "let it go."
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Twitter adds photo tags and collages

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:36am
Twitter announced Wednesday that it is squeezing in new photo tagging and collage features.
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Michael Vick? What in the world are the Jets doing?

CNN: Sports - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:35am
Why did the Jets sign Michael Vick? The people making all the decisions are simply trying not to get fired.
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North Korea launches 2 missiles

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:35am
South Korea's military has reported that its reclusive northern neighbor test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning from a site north of Pyongyang into the sea off its east coast.
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There's the first asteroid with rings

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:35am
Quick -- name a planet with rings. Easy, right?
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No fresh signs of life in mudslide

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:34am
They've been digging in the mud of rural Washington for nearly a week looking for any sign of life. But the more rescuers search, the less likely it seems they'll find it.
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Conflicting reports on pilot's role

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:31am
The former Malaysia Airlines CEO, Aziz Abdul Rahman, defends the pilots of Flight 370. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.
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Opinion: While there are zoos, killing will continue

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:30am
Copenhagen Zoo, which gained notoriety last month for killing a young giraffe named Marius and feeding his corpse to the lions, has hit the headlines again, as a healthy family of lions has now joined its growing death tally.
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Report: Global executions spiked in 2013

CNN: World - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:29am
Virtual "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year, according to Amnesty International, although China executed more people than any other country.
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Stocks could shrug off banking blues

CNN: Business - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:19am
The banking sector could be one of the main market movers Thursday, with Citigroup shares set for a tumble after the Federal Reserve expressed dissatisfaction with its funding plans.
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