1. New York Explosion Ignites Fire, Fells Buildings and Injures at Least 19
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 00:02:02

An explosion in the East Village caused two buildings to collapse and left at least 19 people injured. At least one person was reported missing.

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2. Story behind haunting photograph
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-27 at 10:26:31

Story behind haunting photograph

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3. Harry Reid to Retire From Senate in 2016
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 14:11:00

The senator from Nevada, a tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, said he had been contemplating retiring for months.

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4. At Least 2 People Missing After Explosion in Lower Manhattan
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 18:20:42

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the investigation into the cause of the East Village fire was in its early stages, but said “there is a possibility that the gas line was inappropriately accessed.”

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5. New invention: Humming bass sound blasts out fires
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-27 at 04:09:32

New invention: Humming bass sound blasts out fires

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6. Nigeria election: What you need to know
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-27 at 04:01:46

Nigeria election: What you need to know

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7. NBC Reviving ‘Coach’ With Craig T. Nelson
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-03-27 at 07:37:36

NBC is putting "Coach" back in the game.


8. A Norway Prison’s Radical Humaneness
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 11:31:35

The maximum-security Halden Fengsel was the first prison built after an overhaul of the Norwegian penal system, and it was designed to mitigate conflict and minimize interpersonal friction.

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9. As ‘Mad Men’ Comes to an End, Jon Hamm Reflects on Don Draper
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 03:00:03

The series, which revived the fashion and pop culture of a tumultuous decade and reminded viewers of the racism and sexism of the era, begins its final seven episodes on April 5.

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10. Amanda Knox Acquitted of 2007 Murder by Italy’s Highest Court
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 17:36:26

The acquittal of Ms. Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, ended a long-running legal drama over the killing of a British student.

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11. Using Flames to Soothe a Northern Ireland City Scarred by Fire
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 19:03:50

Burning a 75-foot-tall pagan temple in a Republican Catholic enclave on the loyalist Protestant side of Londonderry seemed to many like a bad idea.

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12. Baby cut from womb, no murder charge
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-27 at 04:59:51

A former nurse's aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother's womb, Boulder County, Colorado, District Attorney Stanley Garnett told CNN late Thursday.

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13. Lens Blog: Documenting the Blues in the Mississippi Delta
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-03-27 at 09:07:00

A love of the blues led Margo Cooper to explore the Mississippi Delta, where she has photographed and interviewed the people behind the music.

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14. Israel killed more Palestinians in 2014 than in any other year since 1967
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-27 at 07:06:04

More than 2,300 Palestinians killed and more than 17,000 injured, according to annual report by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Continue reading...

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16. Germanwings co-pilot was hiding illness: Authorities
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-27 at 19:27:27

Investigators find a slashed letter in the waste bin of Andreas Lubitz's Dusseldorf apartment saying that the 27-year-old wasn't fit to do his job, a prosecutor says.

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17. Clinton wiped email server ‘clean’: Republican chairman
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-27 at 18:40:27

Hillary Clinton wiped "clean" her private server that hosted her emails while secretary of state, permanently deleting all correspondence, and did not turn over more of the messages, lawmakers said Friday. A simmering scandal over Clinton's...

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18. Students, singers among the victims
     Published by CNN on 2015-03-27 at 19:49:45

They were high school exchange students, heading home after a week in Spain. Opera singers fresh off a show in Barcelona. An architect from Colombia who'd gone across the Atlantic to work in Africa. An Australian nurse on vacation with her son.

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