1. Obama Limits Military-Style Equipment for Police Forces
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-18 at 13:39:56

The ban is one of the steps the president has made to try to build trust between citizens and law enforcement agencies.

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2. Indonesia city in migrant aid appeal
     Published by BBC on 2015-05-18 at 01:25:56

The city in Aceh, Indonesia, where about 1,500 migrants have landed after being abandoned at sea says it urgently needs help to care for them.

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3. 9 dead in Texas biker gang shootout
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 01:09:41

9 dead in Texas biker gang shootout

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4. ArtsBeat: Jon Hamm Talks About the ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-18 at 18:05:36

“My take is that, the next day, he wakes up in this beautiful place, and has this serene moment of understanding, and realizes who he is.”

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6. Bernie Sanders Wants to Be President, but He’s Already Facebook Royalty
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-18 at 08:57:50

Posts from the 73-year-old senator from Vermont attract tens of thousands of likes and shares, and threads about him often break through to the home page of Reddit.

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7. Breaking the chain of love
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 04:39:15

Breaking the chain of love

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8. Obama: Cops can’t have grenade launchers
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 17:23:34

The Obama administration plans to prohibit federal agencies from providing to local cops certain kinds of military equipment such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets, in the wake of controversy over a "militarized" police response to u...

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9. NASA: Antarctic ice shelf ‘to disappear’
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 18:06:16

NASA: Antarctic ice shelf 'to disappear'

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10. Up to 170 Face Murder-Related Charges in Waco Biker Melee
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-05-18 at 11:57:50

The people arrested face charges of engaging in organized crime linked to capital murder in a shootout among rival gangs on Sunday in Waco, Tex., that left at least nine dead, a police spokesman said.

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14. Top 20 museums around the world
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 18:30:54

Top 20 museums around the world

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15. FBI: Hacker ‘controlled’ plane’s engine
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 15:07:19

Investigators say a detained cybersecurity consultant told them he was able to issue a "climb" command after hacking into the in-flight entertainment system of a commercial flight.

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16. Photo highlights of the day
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-18 at 07:55:32

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Chelsea flower show press day and protests in Burundi Continue reading...

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17. BASE jumper falls to death: His dream was to fly unaided
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 18:23:41

BASE jumper falls to death: His dream was to fly unaided

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18. Stunning images: Chinese houses laid bare
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-18 at 19:05:35

Stunning images: Chinese houses laid bare

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19. Saudi Arabia advertises for eight new executioners as beheading rate soars
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-18 at 10:00:15

Jobs classified as ‘religious functionaries’ at lower end of civil service scale85 reported executed so far this year, rivalling total for whole of 2014Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an incr...

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20. Arrested for reporting on Qatar’s World Cup labourers
     Published by BBC on 2015-05-18 at 05:22:54

BBC man jailed for reporting on Qatar's World Cup labourers

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