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Obama jokes about presidential race at turkey pardoning


WASHINGTON Speaking at his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday, President Barack Obama joked about raising teenage daughters, his critics and the 2016 presidential race.

Canada's murder rate in 2014 falls to 50-year low

OTTAWA Canada's murder rate in 2014 edged down to a near 50-year low, but aboriginals accounted for a disproportionately high number of victims, official data showed on Wednesday.

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Belgian tourist boards parade cats to lure back tourists after lockdown

BRUSSELS Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown in the wake of militant attacks in Paris.

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Texas shuts dating services it says operated illegally

AUSTIN, Texas Texas halted dating service Lone Star Introductions and others from operating in the state because it said the firms had harassed and threatened clients, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.

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Tue, Nov 24 2015

Rare, 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection: Christie's


MANILA A rare 25-carat, barrel-shaped pink diamond has been found among the jewelry collection of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, Christie's said on Tuesday after the government asked the auction house to appraise her collection of rare stones.

24 Nov 2015

Mon, Nov 23 2015

Judy Garland's 'Wizard of Oz' dress fetches over $1.5 million at auction


NEW YORK The blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz" sold for $1.56 million at an auction in New York on Monday. | Video

Film, Entertainment 23 Nov 2015

In sign of the times, Arkansas phone booth makes Historic Places list


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. In the first such honor for an once ubiquitous, now fast-disappearing feature of the American landscape, a telephone booth has made it to the National Register of Historic Places.

23 Nov 2015

Wed, Nov 18 2015

From Shanghai to Sydney, tourists think twice about Paris trip


Fresh violence on the streets of Paris and bomb threats against Air France flights have rattled the global tourism industry, with travelers from wealthy Asian nations thinking twice about trips to Europe.

18 Nov 2015

Sat, Nov 21 2015

Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million paintings heist

ROME Amid recriminations and wildly diverging theories, Italian politicians and art critics are still trying to comprehend a dramatic robbery which saw 17 paintings including several masterpieces taken from a museum in Verona this week.

World, Arts, Italy 21 Nov 2015

Fri, Nov 20 2015

Grimy watches, bracelets, photos: evidence of boat migrant tragedies


PALERMO, Italy Sandy and grimy, the watches, cell phones, family photos, $100 bills, and passports from Pakistan, Syria and Sudan are the tattered possessions of migrants who died at sea.

20 Nov 2015