1. U.S. special forces ‘tried to capture Abu Sayyaf’
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 18:17:29
U.S. Special Operations forces killed a senior ISIS commander during a raid intended to capture him in eastern Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says. 2 | 48604 | 26 | 1
2. Boston bomber sentenced to death
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 03:47:00
3. Family sold her for sex
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 04:16:44
When Kieu was 12, her mother asked her to take a job. But not just any job. Kieu was first examined by a doctor, who issued her a "certificate of virginity." She was then delivered to a hotel, where a man raped her for two days. 108 | 21911 | 80 | 220
5. Maradona to Messi: My goals were more ‘beautiful’
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 19:23:23
7. Minnesota Orchestra, in Groundbreaking Cuba Tour, Sells Out House
Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-16 at 08:53:28
The concert, the first by a large United States orchestra here in more than 15 years, was greeted with several standing ovations. 13276 | 2249 | 2 | 13
8. China Making Some Missiles More Powerful
Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-16 at 16:00:12
The move is particularly notable because the technology of miniaturizing warheads and putting three or more atop a single missile has been in Chinese hands for decades. 14816 | 162 | 18
9. 10 most scenic airport approaches
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 04:31:10
10. They Built It. No One Came.
Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-16 at 11:43:58
In Pennsylvania, two men with 63 acres and a communal vision of utopia learn the hard way that not everyone follows the leader. 3423 | 7700 | 10 | 46 | 1
11. ISIS Official Killed in U.S. Raid in Syria, Pentagon Says
Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-16 at 10:07:17
Mr. Sayyaf, who was involved in the Islamic State’s military operations and helped managed oil and gas sales, was killed during a raid in Syria, the Pentagon said. 5827 | 5 | 4624 | 50 | 51
12. Preakness 2015: American Pharoah Wins Second Leg of Triple Crown
Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-16 at 18:39:29
American Pharoah won the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes by a whopping seven lengths on a humid and rainy Saturday at Pimlico Race Course to keep his Triple Crown bid alive. 4015 | 6534 | 6 | 8
13. Fishing slavery: Can Thailand tackle abuses?
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 04:56:44
The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook. 10519 | 3 | 10
16. ‘I’d rather die at sea than stay there’: migrants on crossing the Med
Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-16 at 01:00:18
After a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants arrive in Sicily every week. These are their stories. Portraits by Gideon Mendel Continue reading... 137 | 9251 | 7 | 5 | 1
17. Village of Bedouins Faces Eviction as Israel Envisions a Village of Jews
Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-16 at 13:36:18
Some 70 Bedouin families are likely to be evicted soon from their homes in Umm al-Hiran, the village in the Negev Desert where they have been living since the 1950s. 7911 | 341 | 3
20. Boxing debut: Romney takes on Holyfield
Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 10:32:45
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