1. Is China building a vast database on U.S. workers?
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 18:56:42

Is China building a vast database on U.S. workers?

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2. The Parched West: California Farmers Dig Deeper for Water, Sipping Their Neighbors Dry
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-05 at 09:13:57

Those who can afford to are drilling deeper, hoping to tap new aquifers, but those new wells threaten to arouse long-dormant water disputes in the state.

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3. Hundreds mourn Beau Biden
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 00:37:13

Hundreds gathered to honor the life of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden on Thursday at a memorial service held in the Delaware Legislative State House in Dover.

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4. U.S. tracks social media post to bomb terror group
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 12:43:18

Twenty-two hours after seeing an ISIS propaganda post on social media, U.S. warplanes went in for the kill.

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5. Man plays guitar as brain operated on
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 06:51:13

A Brazilian man crooned and strummed his guitar while undergoing brain surgery in his home country.

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6. Norway Will Divest From Coal in Push Against Climate Change
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-05 at 06:45:01

Parliament voted to order the nation’s pension fund to shift holdings out of billions of dollars of stock in companies that rely at least 30 percent on coal.

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7. Caitlyn Jenner’s trans experience not like most
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 08:59:10

The Internet cheered Caitlyn Jenner's coming out in Vanity Fair as a watershed moment in transgender visibility. It's not often that someone becomes a cover model and a trending topic on social media and breaks a Guinness World Record for fastest Twitter ...

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8. Pakistan Says Court Has Freed 8 of 10 Accused in Attack on Malala Yousafzai
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-05 at 11:14:20

The men were tried by a secretive court, and a report released Friday contradicted the police, who said in April that all 10 had been sentenced to 25 years.

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9. Why a ‘female Viagra’ is so hard to create
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 01:09:18

Why a 'female Viagra' is so hard to create

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10. Jailed ‘voice of Saddam’ Tareq Aziz dies in south Iraq
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-06-05 at 13:41:54

Tareq Aziz, who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein's regime, died in Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after years of poor health as a convicted prisoner, a doctor said. "Tareq Aziz arrived at the Hussein Teaching Hospital at 3 pm," Dr Saadi...

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11. And the world’s best restaurant is …
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 19:05:28

And the world's best restaurant is ...

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13. Why are fish falling from sky in Alaska?
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 19:30:48

There are flying fish, and then there are the variety witnessed by residents of Fairbanks, Alaska. These have literally been dropping from the sky, it seems.

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14. Why Is U.S. Women’s Soccer Still Fighting to Exist?
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-05 at 15:23:28

Americans are losing out on building not just a sport, but also a business.

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15. Czech Reality TV Show Makes a Game of Life Under Nazi Rule
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-05 at 14:32:44

A Czech series has, not surprisingly, stirred intense reactions about mixing such a dark period in history into an entertainment format more often associated with the Kardashians.

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16. ISIS uses water as weapon in Ramadi
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 19:05:59

ISIS uses water as weapon in Ramadi

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17. US hit by ‘massive data breach’
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-05 at 02:45:54

Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a "massive breach" affecting the personal data of millions of US government workers, officials said.

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18. Video of Mexican Prison Riot Highlights a Crisis as Elections Near
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-05 at 03:00:03

The footage of a deadly melee illustrated the difficulty the government has in controlling inmates in its overcrowded and violent prison system.

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20. Malaysia quake strands climbers
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-05 at 06:50:46

Malaysian mountain guides are slowly helping 137 climbers who were stranded at the top of southeast Asia's tallest peak by a powerful earthquake to descend to safety, a local official said Friday.

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