1. The Saturday Profile: Biracial Beauty Queen Challenges Japan’s Self-Image
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 07:29:08

Ariana Miyamoto, the first half-black Miss Universe Japan, has endured slurs since she was a child. “Even today,” she said, “I am usually seen not as a Japanese but as a foreigner.”

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2. U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 18:02:47

The decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is a crucial step in normalizing ties between Washington and Havana.

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3. Details Uncovered in Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid May Put It in Jeopardy
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 16:39:05

Boston 2024, the group that crafted Boston’s bid, had maintained that the Games would be paid for with private money, but details of the bid showed that public money would also be needed.

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4. ‘Draw Mohammed’ contest underway in Phoenix
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-29 at 18:50:04

Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam.

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5. Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 18:32:04

Mr. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison for his role as what prosecutors described as “the kingpin of a worldwide digital drug-trafficking enterprise.”

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6. Windshield Devices Bring Distracted Driving Debate to Eye Level
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 08:29:18

Head-up displays like Navdy’s claim to reduce risk by projecting information from a smartphone into a driver’s line of vision, but some experts worry the additional stimulus will be too distracting.

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7. Spelling Bee runs out of words
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-29 at 06:12:32

Spelling Bee runs out of words

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8. Amazing gallery: Earth but not as you know it
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-29 at 18:44:21

Amazing gallery: Earth but not as you know it

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9. More Indictments Expected in FIFA Case, I.R.S. Official Says
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 17:32:21

The complex case, which involved cooperation between the I.R.S. and the F.B.I., is likely to lead to more charges related to corruption allegations at soccer’s highest levels.

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10. Mount Shindake: the moment Japan’s volcano erupts in spectacular fashion
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-29 at 00:12:12

Kuchinoerabu island is evacuated after eruption on Friday morningMore than 100 people have been ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted on the tiny southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu on Friday morning.Spectacular TV footage captured the moment M...

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11. Bob Schieffer of ‘Face the Nation’ Prepares to Sign Off
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 03:00:03

He has been host for 24 years, and Sunday morning’s edition of the public affairs show will be his last.

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12. Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 19:06:32

Two people briefed on an F.B.I. investigation of J. Dennis Hastert, the former House speaker, said the payments were hush money to conceal misconduct during his years as a teacher.

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13. U.S. woman meets man with brother’s face
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-29 at 05:44:02

U.S. woman meets man with brother's face

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15. Water Revolution in Israel Overcomes Any Threat of Drought
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 09:10:05

A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs.

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16. $50K reward for missing boy
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-29 at 09:59:55

Oregon boy Kyron Horman vanished nearly five years ago, and local authorities are not giving up on him.

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17. An Award for Bill Clinton Came With $500,000 for His Foundation
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-29 at 03:00:23

Bill Clinton agreed to appear at a gala for the model Petra Nemcova’s charity in 2014 after Ms. Nemcova offered a large donation to the Clinton Foundation.

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18. Photographer sells others’ Instagram photos as art
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-29 at 08:02:13

Photographer sells others' Instagram photos as art

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19. Ireland’s media silenced over MP’s speech about Denis O’Brien
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-29 at 01:20:10

Injunction prevents newspapers and radio stations from reporting claims made in Ireland’s parliament about media owner’s banking affairs  Continue reading...

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20. Isis fighter in Syria was ‘beheaded in revenge attack’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-29 at 14:12:14

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims Assyrian fighter captured and murdered Isis jihadi in Hasakeh provinceA Christian fighter in Syria has beheaded an Islamic State (Isis) militant to avenge people killed by jihadis in north-east Syria, a monitor s...

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