1. 8.52-carat diamond found in park
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 12:56:38

A glistening, white diamond half the size of a quarter was discovered at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Wednesday, park officials said.

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2. Sinosphere Blog: China Fears Loss of Great Wall, Brick by Brick
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-29 at 19:09:41

Erosion, theft and tourists are all wearing down one of China’s most famous landmarks.

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3. Meet the ‘Malala of Syria’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 02:33:59

It's 10:00 a.m. on a Tuesday in this part of the vast, rust-colored expanse of the Jordanian desert, and Mazoun Almellehan doesn't have time to think about all the things she's lost. She's thinking about what comes next.

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4. Iran’s secret export, worth more than gold
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 09:37:36

Iran's secret export, worth more than gold

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5. Turkish police pepper spray pride parade
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 03:32:32

Although the gay pride parade has happened in peace for at least two decades in Istanbul, on Sunday the parade was interrupted by police who fired pepper spray and plastic pellets at thousands when they showed up to march.

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6. The world’s most peaceful nation is…
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 04:27:56

The world's most peaceful nation is...

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7. Greeks Line Up for Money and Stock Up on Goods as Cash Rationing Starts
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-29 at 18:38:49

Limited to withdrawing 60 euros a day, Greece’s citizens must decide how to vote in a referendum that could determine whether they abandon the currency.

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8. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Limits on Power Plants
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-29 at 11:15:14

The ruling stops in its tracks one of the administration’s most ambitious initiatives for controlling toxic emissions.

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9. Second NY prison escapee captured alive
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 06:31:10

Three weeks after their stunning prison break, Richard Matt and David Sweat have been caught -- with one now dead, the other critically wounded.

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10. Jail breaker planned Mexico escape
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 16:52:37

David Sweat and Richard Matt planned to head to Mexico after busting out of Clinton Correctional Facility more than three weeks ago, but had to improvise after the prison tailor accused of aiding them failed to show up to give them a ride, Gov. Andrew Cuo...

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11. Bill Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-29 at 01:06:29

Bill Gates plans to double investment in green energy technology and research to combat climate change, but rejects calls to divest from fossil fuelsBill Gates has announced he will invest $2bn (£1.3bn) in renewable technologies initiatives, but rej...

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12. Greek Referendum Plan by Alexis Tsipras Tests His Power and Conviction
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-29 at 14:23:39

From Berlin to Brussels to Washington to Athens, the same question was asked about Greece’s debt crisis: What kind of game is Mr. Tsipras playing?

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13. Asteroid Day seeks to protect Earth
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 00:41:54

Imagine this: It's early morning in 1908 as a man sits at a trading post in Vanavara, Siberia, when he is suddenly launched into the air by a powerful force that creates an effect that makes him think his shirt has caught fire.

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14. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after launch
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-06-29 at 00:45:47

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded just minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, marking a major setback for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk. The accident was the third in less than a year involving US an...

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15. Amy Winehouse Documentary Lets Nobody Off the Hook
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-29 at 15:26:16

Those who decided to make a film about the soul singer’s legacy may not have gotten exactly what they expected, especially her family.

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16. Tunisia survivor ‘lay in blood’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 00:51:17

TUNISIA MASSACRE: Stunned survivors speak | Who is shooter? | What attack means | ISIS sends message

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17. David Cameron Vows a ‘Full’ Response to Tunisia Attack
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-29 at 09:54:19

The British prime minister sent security officials and ministers to the resort in Sousse, Tunisia, where 18 Britons have been confirmed dead.

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18. Through traveler’s eye: Images of Silk Road
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 09:40:04

Through traveler's eye: Images of Silk Road

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19. Obama To Unveil Plan To Bring Overtime Pay To 5 Million More Workers
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-06-29 at 18:32:38

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week will propose a plan to extend overtime pay to 5 million American workers who are currently excluded under federal law, according to sources.

The president will recommend updating overtime rules so that salar...

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20. Kanye gets ‘Kanye’d’ at Glastonbury
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-29 at 04:29:02

Now Kanye West knows how it feels to get upstaged, even if just for a few seconds.

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