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Tue, Sep 1 2015

Dallas airport to mark spot where LBJ was sworn in as president

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DALLAS - Love Field airport in Dallas will install a brass plaque to mark the spot where Air Force One sat while Lyndon Johnson was sworn in on the plane as president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, officials said on Tuesday.

01 Sep 2015

Cupcakes & time travel: Changing cities explored in Berlin show

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BERLIN - If you could go back in time to change your city, what would you do? What kind of a place do you want to live in? Would you try to stop gentrification?

01 Sep 2015

McDonald's U.S. to add all-day breakfast on October 6

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LOS ANGELES - McDonald's Corp's U.S. franchisees have voted to begin offering all-day breakfast on Oct. 6, a widely expected move that the company and investors hope will help reverse slumping sales and traffic at the world's biggest fast-food chain.

01 Sep 2015

For one Syrian, normality in Germany is happy ending

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BUDAPEST - It was an unlikely end to a journey from Syria marked by death threats and constant fear - an ice cold beer in a first class train seat with a view of the German countryside.

01 Sep 2015

Rare Chinese bowl, imperial portrait among top lots at Asian art auction

HONG KONG - A rare peach bowl from China's last imperial  dynasty and a two-centuries old portrait of an emperor's consort  by Italian painter Giuseppe Castiglione could each fetch up to $7 million when they go under the hammer at Sotheby's autumn auction next month. | Video

01 Sep 2015

Awaiting American avalanche, Cubans rush to the beach

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VARADERO, Cuba - Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the U.S. travel ban that would open the gates to American tourists and bump up prices.

01 Sep 2015

Mobile mini-circus delights children in Afghanistan

Performers in  Afghanistan’s  Mobile Mini Circus for Children show off their juggling and acrobatic skills as they travel across the country entertaining children and adults. | Video

01 Sep 2015

Expert finds Harper Lee's mystery papers are not a third novel

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- A rare books specialist says papers recently found in a safe deposit box are not a third novel by Harper Lee but a close friend of the "To Kill a Mockingbird" author on Tuesday held out hope that another book still might surface.

01 Sep 2015

UK girls' schools want more female composers, scientists in curriculum

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of top girls' schools in Britain has launched a campaign to make sure important women in history, science and the arts are included in the curriculum to challenge a "default to men" attitude in schools.

01 Sep 2015

French-built, all-electric spider car tackles tough terrain

A new four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle  dubbed the spider car that can climb inclines and trawl through river beds will be going into production at the end of  next month in France. | Video

01 Sep 2015
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For Fiorina, a venture capitalist’s cash backing

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is getting more than just an endorsement from the venture capitalist who helped fire her from the top job at technology behemoth Hewlett Packard.