1. Six Baltimore Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 17:51:57

The officers had previously been charged in the arrest and fatal injury of Mr. Gray by the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn J. Mosby.

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2. Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-21 at 19:49:02

The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.

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3. Despair, and Grim Acceptance, Over Killings by Brazil’s Police
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 09:12:30

While deaths at the hands of officers have set off fevered protests around the United States, they are often seen in Brazil as a normal fixture of policing.

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4. Your Contribution to the California Drought
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 15:35:26

The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.

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5. Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 12:47:21

Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life.

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6. Lens Blog: The Best Latin American Photography
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 08:38:55

Mauricio Lima took top honors in Pictures of the Year Latin America, which highlights work done around the world by photographers from Latin America.

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7. Can you beat these optical illusions?
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-21 at 05:41:57

Can you beat these optical illusions?

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8. Workers Race to Clean Up Oil Spill on California Coast
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 10:16:38

Up to 21,000 gallons of crude oil reached the sea near Santa Barbara after a leak in a pipeline linking a large offshore rig to refineries.

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9. Discovery ‘like finding cell phones in the early 1900s’
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-21 at 09:44:59

Discovery 'like finding cell phones in the early 1900s'

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10. U.S. and Cuba Meet for Talks to Fully Restore Diplomatic Ties
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 18:48:12

The move toward full diplomatic relations broken decades ago is a key step toward ending hostilities and normalizing ties with a historic opponent.

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11. Obama’s Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 18:45:58

Some Twitter users lashed out in sometimes profanity-laced replies that exhort the president, who is using @POTUS, to kill himself and worse.

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12. Moldova Eyes Russia’s Embrace as Flirtation With Europe Fades
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 03:00:05

Moldova’s feuding pro-European politicians are so tainted by their failure to combat corruption and create a functioning state that, to many here, Russia looks appealing.

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13. Obama Defends Approach to ISIS Fight but Says More Is Needed
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-21 at 13:35:24

The president said that the fight against Islamic State forces was not being lost, but that more should be done to help Iraq recapture lost territory.

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14. Islamic State seizes Syria’s Palmyra
     Published by BBC on 2015-05-21 at 10:05:05

Islamic State militants in Syria seize the ancient city of Palmyra, monitors say, putting its World Heritage site at risk of destruction.

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15. Palmyra: historic Syrian city falls under control of Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-21 at 00:45:52

Some of the most beautiful and well-preserved ruins of antiquity face destruction as forces loyal to Assad withdraw to western strongholds Continue reading...

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16. Space museum’s cameras catch UFO
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-21 at 06:11:57

Space museum's cameras catch UFO

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17. There is a false divide between young and minorities
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-21 at 12:11:03

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18. TripAdvisor’s picks: America’s best BBQ
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-21 at 01:31:47

TripAdvisor's picks: America's best BBQ

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19. What are cities doing so right – and so wrong? The experts go head to head
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-21 at 03:33:19

New York-born Harvard economist Edward Glaeser is one of the world’s foremost urban thinkers. Ahead of his upcoming lecture on ‘comeback cities’, he talks to Guardian columnist and vocal London campaigner Simon Jenkins Continue reading...

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20. Now is the time to eliminate all nuclear weapons
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-21 at 12:16:04

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