1. Key ISIS figure killed by U.S.
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 05:26:34

Key ISIS figure killed by U.S.

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2. 2 degrees: The number you need to know
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 19:50:05

tl;dr version: You can vote on the first story I'll report as part of this new series on 2 degrees Celsius -- which is the agreed-upon threshold for dangerous climate change. Go here if you don't see the poll. Thanks!

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3. Biologist creates ‘self-healing’ concrete
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 02:27:07

Biologist creates 'self-healing' concrete

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4. Sold by their mothers for sex
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 07:49:44

When Kieu was 12, her mother asked her to take a job. But not just any job. Kieu was first examined by a doctor, who issued her a "certificate of virginity." She was then delivered to a hotel, where a man raped her for two days.

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5. Maradona: My goals more ‘beautiful’
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 04:50:09

In Diego Maradona's world, he's still number one.

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6. 9 Bikers Dead From Shootout in Waco, Texas
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-17 at 19:03:49

A fight among what the police described as members of rival motorcycle gangs broke out in a chain restaurant at a shopping center and escalated to gunfire.

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7. NASA: Antarctic ice shelf ‘to disappear’ by 2020
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 20:00:24

NASA: Antarctic ice shelf 'to disappear' by 2020

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8. Was there a cover-up in bin Laden killing?
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 05:01:12

Was there a cover-up in bin Laden killing?

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9. Can Thailand tackle fishing slavery?
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 07:53:39

The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook.

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10. Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-17 at 19:02:23

According to former insiders, company records and an analysis of its websites, a secretive software company is selling fake academic degrees on a global scale.

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11. Pope confers sainthood on two Palestinians
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 04:44:08

Pope confers sainthood on two Palestinians

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12. Egypt’s Morsy sentenced to death
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 10:50:22

Egypt's Morsy sentenced to death

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15. 2015 could be warmest year yet
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 19:52:34


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16. ‘They hit us, with hammers, by knife’: Rohingya migrants tell of horror at sea
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-17 at 08:59:59

Up to 8,000 are believed to be stuck off Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian coasts, and those who made it to shore describe violence and starvationCrowded under tarpaulin tents strewn with rubbish and boxes of water, the Burmese and Bangladeshi migrants speak...

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17. The wilds of magnificent Madagascar
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 19:00:33

The wilds of magnificent Madagascar

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19. Soccer legend bids farewell
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-17 at 06:41:22

Soccer legend bids farewell

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