1. American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 14:44:43

A dentist from Minnesota killed Cecil, a lion who was a favorite among visitors at a national park in Zimbabwe, after the animal was lured out of the sanctuary, the authorities say.

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2. Gadgetwise: Meet Windows 10, a Throwback With Upgrades in Software and Security
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 15:07:45

The Start button is back, in a more modern fashion, and the tablet mode, while perhaps intimidating for longtime Windows users, has familiar touches.

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3. Obama: ‘If I ran again I could win’
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 07:40:58

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he could win a third term in office if he ran again, but is barred by the Constitution.

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4. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ex-President Who Pushed a Nuclear India, Dies at 83
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 09:22:42

Nicknamed “the Missile Man of India,” Dr. Kalam was one of his country’s most beloved figures for his role in advancing its nuclear program.

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5. Escort shoots ‘serial killer’
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 06:35:21

Escort shoots 'serial killer'

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6. ‘Nobody Should Be President for Life,’ the President Tells Africa
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 13:23:06

“Nobody should be president for life,” Mr. Obama declared in his speech at the African Union, confronting the continent’s history of leaders who enrich themselves and hang onto power.

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8. The Outlaw Ocean: A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 01:30:59

For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher.

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9. Bugs Bunny would get fired today
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 08:38:50

Bugs Bunny has done some less than politically correct things in his cartoon life. Lisa France looks at the skeletons in Bug's Bunny's closet as he celebrates his 75th birthday.

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10. Iran’s secret export worth more than gold
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 12:10:13

Saffron is the most expensive and sought after spice in the world -- and Iran is the world's leading grower.

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13. Mom saves son before falling to death
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 04:35:12

Mom saves son before falling to death

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14. Get to these tourist spots before they die
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 19:58:24

Get to these tourist spots before they die

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15. Nepal temple bans mass animal slaughter at festival
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-28 at 09:22:29

Estimated 200,000 animals killed in Gadhimai festivalEvent held every five years attracts 2.5 million Hindu worshippersIn a victory for activists, Nepalese temple authorities have announced they will end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slau...

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16. Escalator Death in China Sets Off Furor Online
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 05:08:01

The outrage after the death of a 31-year-old mother at a mall shows how the Chinese have used social media to spotlight injustice.

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18. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Does Islam Say About Being Gay?
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 08:12:52

The hostility of many Muslims toward homosexuality has little basis in the Quran.

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19. Remains of Early Colonial Jamestown Leaders Are Identified
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-28 at 13:53:24

The discovery is the first to identify such high-status early European colonists at Jamestown, and it is likely to renew interest in the study of the colony, researchers said.

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20. Ape kisses pregnant woman’s belly, charms Internet
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-28 at 15:05:05

Orangutan kisses a pregnant woman's belly. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports viewers are going ape.

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