1. These Two Teens Aren’t Just Sisters — They’re Twins
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-03-03 at 04:35:25

When Lucy and Maria Aylmer tell people they are twins, disbelief is one response. 

The 18-year-olds from Gloucester, U.K. are two of the five children born to their Caucasian father and half-Jamaican mother. While their other siblings have a blend of fea...

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2. LAPD: Shot man reached for gun
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 07:40:17

Los Angeles police say they're investigating the fatal shooting of a man that was captured on video.

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3. Volcano growing island out of ocean
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 06:11:11

Volcano growing island out of ocean

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4. Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 07:39:24

Hillary Rodham Clinton did not have a government email address while secretary of state and may have violated federal rules that officials’ correspondence be retained.

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5. Obama and Netanyahu Play Down Rancor on Iran, but Views Still Differ Sharply
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 07:29:42

President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered divergent approaches to Iran but tried to cool down the personal nature of any dispute.

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6. ISIS hostage release — why now?
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 03:35:42

Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.

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7. Basics: Termites: Guardians of the Soil
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 01:47:22

From jungles to drylands, colonies are preserving landscapes and protecting ecosystems. Just keep them out of the house.

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8. Shatner: Why I missed Nimoy’s funeral
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 04:02:41

William Shatner is defending himself on Twitter as his decision to skip Leonard Nimoy's funeral Sunday became front-page tabloid fodder.

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9. Ebola nurse suing hospital
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 02:09:28

She was the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's going to sue the hospital where she got infected.

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10. England footballer in sex arrest
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-03 at 02:23:40

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is arrested on suspicion of sex with a 15-year-old girl, and later released on bail.

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11. Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-03-03 at 06:41:32

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.)  announced Monday that they will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress. 

One day after President Barack Obama said he would veto any...

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12. Iraqi Offensive to Retake Tikrit From ISIS Begins
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 00:13:31

The effort to take back Saddam Hussein’s hometown could deepen the sectarian divide or become a pivotal fight in the campaign to reclaim the north and west of the country.

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13. 7 women who changed the world
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 06:43:32

7 women who changed the world

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14. 3 Israelis Charged With Smuggling Materials to Hamas
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 00:23:40

Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, accused one of the defendants of storing merchandise in his warehouse on the Gaza border and organizing its transfer.

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15. A Thin Line of Defense Against Afghan ‘Honor Killings’
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 01:51:29

Women’s shelters like the one housing Faheema, above, who feared abuse for running from home, are one of the most provocative legacies of the Western presence in Afghanistan.

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17. More than 6,000 killed in ‘merciless devastation’ in Ukraine: UN
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-03 at 02:06:59

"More than 6,000 lives have now been lost in less than a year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement accompanying the report, which noted a "serious esca...

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18. Bangladeshi Police Arrest Suspect in Blogger’s Killing
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-03 at 00:17:35

Shafiur Rahman Farabi was arrested in connection with the deadly attack on Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American writer who was critical of extremist Islam.

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20. Police: Tunnel mystery solved
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-03 at 05:55:51

Police: Tunnel mystery solved

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