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Ghostly ships full of bodies wash up in Japan

An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan's shores.

Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found in the Sea of Japan on or near the coast, carrying a chilling cargo -- the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan's…


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Chicago police superintendent asked to resign

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he has asked for the resignation of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

The announcement at a news conference came amid angry protests in Chicago over the way the city responded when a white police…


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Obama leaves Paris, climate legacy in mind

President Barack Obama has long made clear he wants action on climate change to be part of his legacy, and Tuesday in Paris he raised the stakes.

A successful outcome for the United Nations climate talks will include a "legally binding" mechanism to…


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Study: Unprecedented support for ISIS in the US

Support for ISIS in America has reached an unprecedented level with several thousand U.S.-based sympathizers and more terrorism-related arrests in 2015 than any year since 9/11, according to a report.



Jersey graduate accused of tweeting racial threats

The New Jersey rally was intended to show solidarity with students protesting against racism at the University of Missouri.



Carter sending 'specialized' force to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will send "a specialized expeditionary targeting force" aimed at conducting more raids in Iraq.


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Freddie Gray jury to be chosen Wednesday

A jury is expected to be chosen Wednesday in the trial of a Baltimore Police Department officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Officer William Porter is the first of six city police officers to go on trial in the closely watched case involving…


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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome new daughter

There's one more baby filling up news feeds on Facebook. Meet Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg's wife Dr. Priscilla Chan gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, early last week.

"Max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to…



1976 memo assures studio execs 'Star Wars' will be big

In less than three weeks, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will fly into theaters with the potential to break all types of box office records.


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White House hopefuls mark World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day, presidential candidates on Tuesday highlighted the need to make HIV and AIDS medications more affordable and accessible.

"The biggest problem in caring for those with AIDS is no longer mainly a medical or scientific problem -- the…


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NYT has front page story blanked out in Thailand

The printer that publishes the New York Times' international edition in Thailand refused to run a front-page article about the country's sagging economy, leaving a portion of the newspaper blank in that country.


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