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    Festival of Masquerade Games (18 photos)

    Some 5,000 people are expected to take part in the three-day festival devoted to an ancient Bulgarian pagan rite. Surva is performed by costumed men, some in sheepskin, or other colorful garments, bells and masks, who walk around and dance to scare away the evil spirits, in hope to provide a good…

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    Discovering the mystery of the H.L. Hunley (14 photos)

    A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. What they find may finally solve the mystery of why the hand-cranked…

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  • Measles continues to spread as scientists urge parents to vaccinate children

    More than 100 people in the United States have been infected with the highly contagious airborne measles virus.

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  • Charlie Hebdo delays publication of upcoming issue, citing grief, fatigue

    The cartoonists and writers for Charlie Hebdo need a break to deal with their recent grief and fatigue, according to spokeswomen for the publication.

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    Photos of the day - January 31, 2015 (28 photos)

    A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches from Space Launch Complex 2 in Vandenberg, Calif., dogs waiting to start a dog sled race in Unterjoch, Germany and rabbit 'Achileus Golden Kids' with owner Lenka Spilerova jumps over an obstacle during the rabbit show jumping European Championship…

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    Behind the mask - revealing the trauma of war (10 photos)

    Brain trauma from blast force is the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, afflicting hundreds of thousands of U.S. combat personnel. Although unseen, the damage strikes deeply into a soldier’s mind and psyche. Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many…

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  • New poll finds most Americans want government to fight climate change

    According to a new poll by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan research group Resources for the Future, most voters don’t want a candidate who thinks global warming is a hoax.

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    The 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment (69 photos)

    While President Abraham Lincoln declared all slaves free in the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery wasn’t adopted to the United States Constitution until Dec. 18, 1865, after being passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on Jan. 31,…

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    Photos of the day - January 30, 2015 (20 photos)

    The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected in front of the Houses of Parliament, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reflected in the Lombardi Trophy, Patrick Bertoletti reacts after setting a new Wing Bowl record by eating 444 wings and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the…

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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scavengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

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  • Boy jumps from burning building, saving his dog and himself

    As a four-alarm fire tore through a three-story building in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday night, one 13-year-old was forced to make a dramatic exit.

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    A look at the plight of undocumented Central American migrants (18 photos)

    Michelle Frankfurter’s ' Destino' ( FotoEvidence Press ) , meaning both “destination” and “destiny” in Spanish, portrays the perilous journey of undocumented Central American migrants along the network of freight trains lurching inexorably across Mexico, towards the hope of finding work in the…

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    Mitt Romney (69 photos)

    A look back at photos of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Find more news-related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • Iran Nuclear Showdown

    You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the battle between the White House and Congress over Iran’s nuclear program. It could be the final act of an ongoing drama that's had all the makings of a Bond film.

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    Poet and performer Rod McKuen dies at 81 (20 photos)

    Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81. McKuen died Thursday morning at…

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    Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probe (14 photos)

    Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the incident was being…

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  • Eddie Redmayne and the show-biz trifecta

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