1. Hugging dogs evade death needle
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 18:31:52

Two dogs in a shelter, just hours away from being put to sleep, hugged their way to safety.

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2. Kenya demands CNN apology over slur
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-23 at 09:15:08

Kenya's interior minister calls on US news channel CNN to apologise for calling the region a "hotbed of terror" ahead of President Barack Obama's visit.

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3. Bison attacks selfie-taking woman
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 06:32:50

Visitors to Yellowstone Park seem to be having trouble taking in the message that it's not a good idea to get too close to the wild bison that roam the wilderness.

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5. Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Police Vanquish Foreigners Clad as Spartans
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-23 at 10:37:11

The men had assembled as a promotional activity for an organic salad delivery service when the police showed up after complaints of “disturbing street order,” local media reported.

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6. ‘Startling’ pages found in old Quran
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 09:03:29

'Startling' pages found in old Quran

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7. ISIS Said to Attack Turkish Outpost Near Syrian Border
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-23 at 11:08:59

Turkey sent fighter jets to the Syrian border after what a government official called an attack by Islamic State militants on Turkish troops.

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8. Kepler spots Earth-like planet in ‘habitable zone’
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 19:56:11

Kepler spots Earth-like planet in 'habitable zone'

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9. Obama sister: ‘Proud of our name’
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 09:46:53

Auma Obama is fiercely protective of her half-brother -- the President of the United States.

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11. US ‘aided’ Boko Haram with arms ban
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-23 at 04:46:04

The US has "aided and abetted" the Boko Haram Islamist militant group by refusing to provide weapons to Nigeria, President Buhari says.

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12. Russia pilots buzzed U.S. on July 4
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 20:05:12

Russia pilots buzzed U.S. on July 4

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13. U.S. intercepts bombers off Alaska
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 02:12:57

The same day that Russian President Vladimir Putin sent congratulations to the White House to mark July 4, the U.S. military was tracking Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska and California.

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14. Does mysterious moon have secret ocean?
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 11:41:19

NASA wants to go to Europa. No, it's not in Europe. And for soccer fans, it has nothing to do with the Europa League.

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15. Chris Brown kept in Philippines
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 03:52:51

Award-winning U.S. singer Chris Brown has been barred from leaving the Philippines because of a contract dispute, the official Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday.

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16. Donald Trump visits Mexican border
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-23 at 15:36:22

Donald Trump tours the US-Mexico border in Texas, an area he vows to secure if he is elected US president.

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17. The Ebola Survivors Soccer Club
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-23 at 11:13:09

Struggling in the shadow of Ebola, survivors of the disease in Sierra Leone found new strength and solidarity on the soccer field.

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18. Poll Shows Most Americans Think Race Relations Are Bad
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-23 at 16:38:50

By comparison, two-thirds of Americans surveyed shortly after President Obama took office said they believed race relations were generally good.

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19. ‘Game of Thrones’ star: ‘I was the weird acting kid’
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-23 at 19:09:30

Maisie Williams is perhaps best known around the world as kick-ass teenage heroine Arya Stark, from the hit TV show "Game of Thrones."

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