1. Church Massacre Suspect Held as Charleston Grieves
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-19 at 03:53:28

After a 14-hour search, the suspect was caught some 200 miles away from the historic black church where nine people were killed.

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2. Nina Simone’s Time Is Now, Again
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-19 at 14:50:43

The musician broadened the parameters of the great American pop artist, and her work is coming back to prominence.

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3. Inside the mind of Bernie Sanders: unbowed, unchanged, and unafraid of a good fight
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-19 at 07:10:58

He is the rising star of the battle to be the Democratic nominee for president. But who is the real Bernie Sanders? His close friends and family shed new light on what is motivating the 73-year-old senator, while never-before-seen documents from his first...

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4. Pope: Earth becoming ‘pile of filth’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 04:11:01

As a former teacher, Pope Francis knows how to deliver a stern lecture. On Thursday, he gave one for the ages.

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6. Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Peter J. Li on the Clash Over Eating Dogs in China
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-19 at 02:43:09

Peter J. Li, a China policy adviser with Humane Society International, discusses the conflict between those who defend dog eating as a Chinese cultural tradition and those who view dogs as cherished companions.

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7. Families of 9 victims come face to face with shooter in court
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 18:35:20

Who is shooter? | Who are victims? | Buying guns in U.S.: Not hard | Obama reacts | Jon Stewart: 'no jokes'

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8. The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 03:33:24

You can debate whether the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism. But the one thing you can't dispute: The Confederate flag was flown by traitors to the United States of America who slaughtered more than 110,000 U.S. soldiers.


9. Quake shifted Everest 3 centimeters
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 19:46:43

Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, was moved 3 centimeters (about 1.2 inches) southwest by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal in April, Chinese authorities say.

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10. Can Thailand tackle fishing industry’s slavery crisis?
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 03:23:27

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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11. U.S. President calls Charleston deaths "senseless murders"
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 01:50:03

Suspect in custody | Tip that led to arrest | Call it terror | Who is Roof? | Victims prayerful lives | Photos of scene

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12. The king with 100 wives
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 19:44:04

Abumbi II, the 11th fon, or king, of Bafut, Cameroon, has close to 100 wives. They weren't all his to start. According to local tradition, when a fon dies, his successor inherits all his wives and then marries his own queens.

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13. Charleston Shooting Reignites Debate About Confederate Flag
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-19 at 09:02:56

The debate has been renewed on social media and beyond about whether the flag should be displayed, and whether politicians should continue to defend it.

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14. Forget NY. This city never sleeps
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 19:12:00

If you think New York never sleeps, you should try Cairo sometime.

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17. Would narrative have differed if gunman had shouted "Allahu akbar?"
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 02:23:40

Suspect in custody | Tip that led to arrest | Who is Roof? | Obama calls for tighter gun control | Photos of scene

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18. Adults only: Sexy, boozy summer camp
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 06:35:25

Drunk Field Day, Hangover Yoga and sober archery practice: Welcome to Camp Throwback, an adult summer camp with no kids, plenty of alcohol and a little romance.

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19. Supreme Court: Texas OK to reject flag plate
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-19 at 03:28:52

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Texas is allowed to reject a license plate design that featured a Confederate battle flag.

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20. Mending Hearts: A Sea Change in Treating Heart Attacks
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-19 at 09:16:42

The death rate from coronary heart disease has dropped 38 percent in a decade. One reason is that hospitals rich and poor have streamlined emergency treatment.

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