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.

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2. Boston bomber sentenced to death
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 03:47:00

Boston bomber sentenced to death

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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.

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5. Maradona to Messi: My goals were more ‘beautiful’
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 19:23:23

In Diego Maradona's world, he's still number one.

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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.

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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.

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9. 10 most scenic airport approaches
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 04:31:10

10 most scenic airport approaches

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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20. Boxing debut: Romney takes on Holyfield
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-16 at 10:32:45

Boxing debut: Romney takes on Holyfield

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