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    Violent protests erupt in Burkina Faso (25 photos)

    Burkina Faso's leader faced the greatest threat to his rule in nearly three decades Thursday, prompting a state of emergency and the dissolution of parliament after violent protests erupted over a proposal to prolong his time in power. Protesters stormed the parliament and set part of it ablaze…

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    Manhunt for gunman of a state police barracks ambush (60 photos)

    A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was taken into custody but released no details. A federal law…

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    Photos of the day - October 30, 2014 (29 photos)

    A car burns outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Prince Harry poses for a photo with supporters of the Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day appeal in London and a Secret…

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  • Israeli newspaper’s political cartoon sparks outrage over 9/11 imagery

    An editorial cartoon in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper is drawing criticism for using Sept. 11 imagery to depict U.S.-Israel relations under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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    Assad forces continue battle with Syrian rebels (14 photos)

    Bombing runs by the Syrian air force over the past 10 days have killed at least 221 civilians, a third of them children, a group monitoring Syria's civil war said on Thursday. The intensifying offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces has heightened concerns among his opponents that he may…

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  • The State Department is too top-heavy with Obama political picks, says foreign service group

    At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.

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    Moving Walls 22 –– Watching You, Watching Me: A Photographic Response to Surveillance (26 photos)

    What right do governments, corporations, and individuals have to collect and retain information on your daily communications? What tools — both today and in the past — have been used to monitor your activities? What are the immediate and far-­‐reaching effects? As governments and corporations…

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  • Father Posts Poignant Video of Daughter Who Passed Away

    A few days before her 13th birthday, Anna van Keulen sat down at her family's piano, and as her father filmed, she performed the theme music from "Downton Abbey."

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    Deadly mudslide in Sri Lanka (26 photos)

    Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation. There were conflicting reports of…

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  • The Secret Camera Tripod In Every House

    David Pogue Welcome to the first installment of Pogue’s Basics: little tips to help you survive in a technological world. Nobody tells us these things when we first start using a new phone, tablet, gadget, email system, or social network. Or if they do, we forget. So here’s your refresher course.

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  • Will Christie's 'sit down and shut up' style work outside New Jersey?

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash style of politics was on full display Wednesday when he told a heckler critical of the state's response to Superstorm Sandy to "sit down and shut up." But will it work in places like Iowa?

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    Top images from the 2014 Nikon Small World Competition (20 photos)

    Now celebrating its 40th year, Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency and photographic…

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  • 'Proud to be gay': Twitter reacts to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement

    The announcement was applauded by many on Twitter, where both Cook's name and the phrase "proud to be gay" quickly began trending.

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    San Francisco Giants fans take to streets (8 photos)

    Fans of the San Francisco Giants took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires. (Reuters) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow…

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  • 'Dinner Lab' Competition Gives Aspiring Chefs a Chance of a Lifetime

    New Orleans-based Dinner Lab is a members-only, pop-up restaurant where diners not only get to eat food prepared by some of the best chefs in the country but also give critical feedback to a chef who is front and center in the dining room. Brian Bordainick told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor, Bianna…

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  • Frances McDormand: 'I’m happy with the way I look and how I age'

    HBO strikes again. This Sunday, the network premieres "Olive Kitteridge," a two-part miniseries based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories about residents in a small town in Maine. Dubbed a "traumedy" by director Lisa Cholodenko, the screen version features…

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    Ebola outbreak in West Africa (106 photos)

    A U.S. Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. The general and his staff were met by Italian security officials wearing full hazardous materials suits when they arrived in Vicenza,…

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