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For sale: South Dakota ghost town for $250,000

Just in time for holiday shopping, an entire South Dakota ghost town, complete with its own watering hole, is on sale for $250,000, a real estate agent said on Monday.

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26 Nov 2015

Broad smiles and enduring spirit at Holocaust survivors' beauty contest

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27 Nov 2015

Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from Indiana medical museum

A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.

U.S. 25 Nov 2015

Rome banishes centurion impersonators ahead of Holy Year

ROME Rome has banned centurion impersonators who charge to scowl in photos around the ancient Colosseum amphitheatre and frequently come under fire for their pushy tactics with tourists.

25 Nov 2015

Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling.

25 Nov 2015