1. Gupta: Time for marijuana revolution
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 01:52:06

We should legalize it. We should do in nationally. And we should do it now.

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2. Why people are lining up for ‘the unicorn of pastries’
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 01:44:04

Why people are lining up for 'the unicorn of pastries'

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3. Han, Chewie in new ‘Star Wars’ promo: ‘We’re home’
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 02:11:17

Han, Chewie in new 'Star Wars' promo: 'We're home'

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4. 40 years on: Cambodia still reels from genocide
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 03:23:45

40 years on: Cambodia still reels from genocide

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6. The Rio statue guy’s guide to taking epic selfies
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 03:13:47

There are selfies -- and then there are selfies that make people say "Jesus Christ!"

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7. Round-the-world solar plane grounded in China
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 01:24:11

Round-the-world solar plane grounded in China

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8. Sheriff’s dept forged deputy’s records
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 01:15:13

Amid growing scrutiny over whether a 73-year-old volunteer deputy who killed a suspect during a sting operation was qualified to be policing the streets, a new report raises a troubling allegation.

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9. UN vows to act against perpetrators of Syria chemical weapons attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-17 at 02:14:23

Security council members ‘in tears’ after hearing graphic first-hand accounts of chlorine attacks on civilians The UN security council has vowed to take action against those responsible for deadly chemical weapons attacks in Syria after hearing graphi...

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10. Spate of attacks shake Pakistan’s dwindling Sikh community
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-17 at 01:04:26

Pilgrims descended from all over the world on a small town in Pakistan that is home to one of Sikhism's holiest sites this week, dipping into holy spring water and solemnly offering prayers. They have come from India, Britain and the Middle East to t...

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11. Gruesome treatments from medicine’s murky past
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 03:40:28

Gruesome treatments from medicine's murky past

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12. Hope amid the carnage: U.N. aid reaches victims of Yemen bloodshed
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 03:46:06

As the transport plane comes in to land at Sanaa Airport, the deep scars of the brutal conflict tearing Yemen apart are only too clear: wrecked aircraft line the runway, and nearby buildings lie in ruins.

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14. Xenophobia in South Africa: ‘They beat my husband with sticks and took everything’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-17 at 02:51:04

For many Africans, South Africa represents a land of opportunity and a haven of tolerance, but a wave of violence has tarnished this image and sent foreigners fleeing for safetyThey came to South Africa in search of a better life and, for a while, found t...

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15. What jihadis plan for women
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 01:49:24

There is a special kind of hell reserved for the women who fall into the clutches of today's Jihadi fighters.

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16. Footballer hit by rape suit
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 02:06:13

Erica Kinsman, a former Florida State University student who has accused star football player Jameis Winston of rape, has filed a lawsuit against the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, her lawyer said Thursday.

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17. Syria’s death toll doubles in one year
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-17 at 03:20:53

Would more people care about a perpetual massacre in someone else's country, if the death toll just about doubled in a year's time? Take Syria.

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18. China jails journalist for seven years for ‘leaking state secrets’
     Published by Reuters on 2015-04-17 at 02:02:59

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website for seven years on Friday, her lawyer said, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party's inner workings....

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19. Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are closer than ever to catastrophe
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-17 at 02:53:55

Important changes have been made since 2010 but the oil and gas industry has not learned from the historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Continue reading...

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20. Pope considering visiting Cuba in September: Vatican
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-17 at 02:35:11

Pope Francis is considering a visit to Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on Friday. "The Holy Father has taken into consideration the idea of carrying out a leg to Cuba on the occa...

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