1. Elephants to Retire From Ringling Brothers Stage
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 06:27:13

The animals have been an iconic part of the show, but the circus will phase them out by 2018, amid growing public concern over how they are treated.

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2. Above it all
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-06 at 00:22:29

Each day, CNN brings you an image capturing a sublime moment, defining the present in our changing world.

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3. Harrison Ford ‘battered but OK’ after LA plane crash
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-06 at 15:27:41

Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said. The 72-year-old "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" actor suffered m...

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4. Top US circus to end elephant act
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-06 at 01:12:54

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.

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5. ISIS Attacks a Major Archaeological Site in Iraq
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 04:46:52

The Iraqi site, one of the world’s most important archaeological operations, is a source of priceless antiquities from the Assyrian empire.

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7. Lost city discovered in Honduran jungle
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-06 at 07:33:45

Lost city discovered in Honduran jungle

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8. Lens Blog: Photos Hopscotch Through Cortázar’s Paris
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 01:10:33

For the centennial of Julio Cortázar’s birth, Hugo Passarello took portraits of the Argentine’s writer’s fans and friends in Paris, the setting of his novel “Hopscotch.”

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9. Mars Had an Ocean, Scientists Say, Pointing to New Data
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 00:34:59

If confirmed, the findings would lend new weight to the view that ancient Mars had everything needed for life to emerge.

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11. Jawbone Fossil Fills a Gap in Early Human Evolution
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 00:14:44

The 2.8-million-year-old mandible of a Homo habilis predates by at least 400,000 years any previously known Homo fossils.

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12. Oldest ‘human’ jawbone found in Africa
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-06 at 00:41:54

Oldest 'human' jawbone found in Africa

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13. Dog shot, tied to rail tracks
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-06 at 00:44:12

Cabela's not a cat, but the young pit bull mix apparently had a few lives to spare.

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14. This Drunk White Guy In A Pickup Explains All You Need To Know About Race And Policing
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-03-06 at 08:15:51

FLORISSANT, Mo. -- My daughter deserved a treat. After all, she had just sat through hours of adult conversation as the only 6-year-old in the room. Over the past few months, as I’ve reported on the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in nearby F...

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15. States Weigh Legislation to Let Businesses Refuse to Serve Gay Couples
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 02:14:55

With conservatives anxious that the Supreme Court will legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, states are taking up bills that would allow businesses to opt out of serving gay couples.

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16. Plane skids off snowy runway
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-06 at 06:10:30

A Delta flight skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia airport. Pictures show the aircraft on the ground at the snow-covered airport, with its nose pushed through a fence

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18. Indians Find Ways to See Rape Documentary Despite Ban
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-06 at 01:37:46

The Indian government tried to suppress a BBC documentary about a 2012 gang rape, but those efforts only increased interest in the film.

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