1. Why these are the world’s happiest countries
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 12:26:36

Why these are the world's happiest countries

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2. Brazil’s Slumping Economy and Bribery Scandal Eat Away at Dilma Rousseff’s Popularity
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 03:00:03

President Rousseff is fighting for her political survival, as her approval rating falls and the national oil company she once oversaw reels from a corruption scandal.

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3. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Case for Free-Range Parenting
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 01:21:19

Why are Americans so afraid to give their kids room to roam?

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4. What’s significance of Islamic ring in Viking grave?
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 10:13:31

What's significance of Islamic ring in Viking grave?

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5. Petition brands Kanye ‘maniacal disgrace’
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 12:25:06

Kanye West is well-known for rankling people on stage. Now it's his turn to get a virtual smackdown.

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6. Farewell Spock: Fans honor Nimoy
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 10:16:28

Farewell Spock: Fans honor Nimoy

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7. Obama Administration Unveils Federal Fracking Regulations
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 12:30:54

The Interior Department began drafting the rules during President Obama’s first term after breakthroughs in hydraulic fracturing technology led to a surge in the production of oil and gas.

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8. Demographic Snapshot: The Metro Areas With the Largest, and Smallest, Gay Populations
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 02:00:03

Western regions top the list, in perhaps the most detailed analysis yet of the demography of gay and lesbian America.

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9. Divers explore underwater fossil graveyard
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 10:28:01

Divers explore underwater fossil graveyard

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10. Intrepid eclipse chasers swoon over ‘awesome’ views
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-20 at 11:19:58

A group of 50 die-hard Danish eclipse watchers paid 15,800 kroner each (2,121 euros, $2,261) to watch the event miles above the Faroe Islands from a Boeing 737 chartered by a science magazine. "It was so beautiful, I think it was the most beautiful s...

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12. Obama to ‘reassess’ Israel relationship
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 09:40:35

Obama to 'reassess' Israel relationship

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13. Suicide Attacks at Mosques in Yemen Kill More Than 130
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 19:02:58

An affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks at two Zaydi Shiite mosques in Sana, the capital.

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15. The science behind your ponytail (+ other key studies)
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 09:58:49

The science behind your ponytail (+ other key studies)

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16. Boko Haram ‘pushed out in a month’
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-20 at 05:11:45

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan tells the BBC that he hopes all territory seized by Islamist militants Boko Haram will be recaptured within a month.

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17. Crouched naked for days? Must be art
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-20 at 10:01:47

Crouched naked for days? Must be art

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18. Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 11:02:07

Even many supporters said they were appalled at the Israeli prime minister’s warning about Arab voters and his renunciation of a two-state solution.

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19. At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-20 at 03:00:53

What happens when a tech company is left for dead but the people left behind refuse to give up? At Kodak, the answer is to mine its patents for gold. (With video.)

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20. Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-20 at 07:40:52

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — For the best view of the solar spectacle of the year, Svalbard eclipsed the Faeroe Islands.

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