1. Japan lawmakers pass military bills
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-16 at 07:13:09

The lower house of Japan's parliament has passed two controversial bills that change the country's security laws, despite public opposition.

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2. Which destination has world’s best food?
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-16 at 04:12:43

For traveling foodies, local cuisine is as important as the destination itself when planning a trip.

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3. First Pluto photos reveal surprise
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-16 at 04:04:50

First Pluto photos reveal surprise

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4. The F-35: Is it really worth $400 billion?
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-16 at 06:42:00

Three years behind schedule and some $200 billion over its original budget, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is finally set to become operational this month.

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5. Angela Merkel comforts sobbing refugee but says Germany can’t help everyone
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-16 at 07:27:38

Chancellor tries to comfort Palestinian girl whose family faces the threat of deportation after telling her Germany ‘just can’t manage’ to take every refugeeRarely has Angela Merkel been so directly confronted with the consequences of her own politi...

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6. Ireland passes law allowing trans people to choose their legal gender
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-16 at 05:58:12

Gender recognition bill will eliminate need for medical or state intervention and comes months after the country voted for same-sex marriageTransgender people in Ireland have won legal recognition of their status after a law was passed allowing them to ch...

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8. Alleged shooter was naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kuwait
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-16 at 19:08:35

Alleged shooter was naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kuwait

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9. Bill Clinton regrets ‘three strikes’
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-16 at 11:31:39

Former US President Bill Clinton admits that his tough policies on crime in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons.

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10. Brazil opens corruption probe against ex-president Lula
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-07-16 at 17:23:14

Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's corruption-fueled political crisis ramped up Thursday when prosecutors announced a probe into possible influence peddling by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The investigation will center on Lula's alleged u...

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11. ‘Dark Knight Rises’ killer found guilty
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-16 at 18:00:26

The man who opened fire inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater three years ago is about to learn his fate.

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12. Siri’s strong views on Caitlyn Jenner
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-16 at 04:26:22

Siri has indirectly come out as supportive of the transgender community and people are excited.

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13. Obama Takes Reform Message to Cell Block
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-16 at 13:11:00

President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison as part of an effort to reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders and to revamp life behind bars.

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15. $1 Million Pricetag Hinted in El Chapo’s Escape
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-16 at 19:12:19

At least one expert is certain that the breakout of the drug kingpin required a professional engineer.

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16. Four Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shootings
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-16 at 19:04:25

A gunman opened fire on a Navy and Marine Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., leaving four Marines dead, and a recruiter wounded. The gunman was also killed.

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18. You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-16 at 03:03:14

Carlos and Roby are two ex-convicts with a simple mission: picking up inmates on the day they’re released from prison and guiding them through a changed world.

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