1. Dot Earth Blog: Sumatran Authorities Arrest Wildlife Dealer Caught with Young Orangutan
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 07:57:59

A small victory in efforts to stem Asia’s booming illicit trade in orangutans and other rare wildlife.

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2. At Least 25 Die as Airstrike Sets Off Huge Blast in Yemen
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 18:05:30

An assault, apparently by a Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels, set off an explosion that flattened homes in Sana.

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3. 2015 Pulitzer Winners: South Carolina Paper Wins Public Service Prize; New York Times Wins 3
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 13:58:11

The Post and Courier won its award for a series on domestic abuse; two of The New York Times’s awards were for its Ebola coverage.

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4. Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: A Message From Iran
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 01:21:17

We’re ready to talk about ISIS, Syria and Yemen, not just our nuclear program.

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5. ISIS executes more Christians in Libya, video shows
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 08:41:33

ISIS executes more Christians in Libya, video shows

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6. EU sets out migrant crisis measures
     Published by BBC on 2015-04-20 at 17:31:14

The EU sets out a 10-point package of measures to try to ease the migrant boat crisis in the Mediterranean.

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8. 11 of America’s most spectacular libraries
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 06:39:49

11 of America's most spectacular libraries

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9. Philip Whyte obituary
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-20 at 06:02:35

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10. 6 Minnesotans Held in Plot to Join ISIS
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 18:55:08

Federal authorities said they had broken up a recruitment ring for the terrorist group in Minnesota, arresting six young men who tried for months to travel to Syria.

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11. Why missing a night of sleep can damage your IQ
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 15:55:05

From Napoleon Bonaparte and Margaret Thatcher to Twitter founder and Square, Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, many successful leaders have claimed they only need 4-5 hours of precious sleep a night. They seem wired differently and shame ...

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12. Wealthy couple’s bid to save migrants from drowning
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 13:42:22

Inspired by Pope Francis' call to do more for refugees after hundreds drown in the Mediterranean, wealthy couple Chris and Regina Catrambone are taking their floating medical center to aid the desperate.

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13. Woman eats 13 lbs. of steak in 20 mins
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 18:52:22

It didn't seem like a fair fight.

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14. China unveils Pakistan superhighway
     Published by BBC on 2015-04-20 at 09:40:14

China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.

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15. New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 05:28:05

The book, a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities, is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.

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16. Actors’ Equity Pushes for Minimum Wage, but Not All Members Want It
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 19:29:39

The willingness of Los Angeles actors to perform for a pittance is at the heart of a rift in the Actors’ Equity union, which represents theater actors.

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17. Why India’s cotton farmers are killing themselves
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 10:43:39

Why India's cotton farmers are killing themselves

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18. Dr. Oz to Respond on Show to Criticism by Physicians
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 18:48:51

Dr. Mehmet Oz will question the credibility of critics who sought to have him removed from his position at Columbia in a segment on his show on Thursday, a spokesman for the show said.

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19. Gulf oil spill: What’s long-term damage?
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-20 at 11:36:04

Gulf oil spill: What's long-term damage?

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20. Lelisa Desisa and Caroline Rotich Win Boston Marathon
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-20 at 16:39:03

Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s race for the second time in three years while Rotich, a Kenyan, edged Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia in the final stretch to win the women’s race.

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