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The Burning Man of Birding

As the birds decline, one Icelandic island keeps throwing a rowdy, boozy puffin festival.

Brian Kevin | Audubon | Nov 2015
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U.S. Investigating Covert Chinese Radio Broadcast Network

The Federal Communications Commission has announced an investigation into a California firm after a Reuters report revealed that its radio broadcasts are backed by the Chinese government.

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WATCH: In Interview, Rachel Dolezal Admits She Was Born White

Dolezal made national news after she resigned from her post as the president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP.

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U.S. Fines Takata Up To $200 Million Over Defective Airbags

Nearly a third of the fine — $70 million — is "payable in cash," according to the Department of Transportation. The remaining $130 million would only be due if other problems emerge.

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Terror in Little Saigon

Five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed on American soil between 1981 and 1990. The prime suspects? Members of the National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam, a group of former military commanders from South Vietnam.

A.C. Thompson | ProPublica | Nov 2015
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Jon Stewart Signs New Four-Year Deal With HBO

"Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me," Stewart says. "I'm pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again."

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Amazon Opens A (Real) Bookstore In Seattle

The news release touting Amazon Books' opening day includes a detail that's unusual for the online retailer: where Amazon's customers can park.

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Tropical Cyclone Chapala Batters Yemen, Dumps Years' Worth Of Rain

Yemen is used to getting about four inches of rain per year. Chapala has dumped more than twice that in a day. Parts of the war-torn country are now flooded.

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The Manipulator

On Ahmad Chalabi, the con man who pushed America to war. Chalabi died on Tuesday at the age of 81.

Jane Mayer | New Yorker | Jun 2004
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Top Stories: Iraqi Politican Chalabi Dies; Latest On Russian Plane Crash

Also: Voters in 2 states and many cities are holding elections today; Germany's soccer federation is searched by tax authorities; and Kansas City holds a parade for the World Series winning Royals.

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The Transformation of David Brooks

An attempt to figure out how the Times columnist came to care more about personal morality than politics.

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As Final Bodies Are Flown To Russia, Clues Emerge About Metrojet Plane Crash

The final moments of the aircraft are still a mystery, but cockpit voice and flight data recorders have been recovered and investigators are combing through the evidence.

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Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dead Of A Heart Attack, State TV Reports

Chalabi supplied information to the U.S. regarding Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found following the U.S. invasion.

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Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily, and attend church regularly is declining.

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TransCanada Puts U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold

The company building the controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has suspended its permit application while waiting for approval on its preferred route through Nebraska.

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Staph Retreat

In the war on devilish microbes, our weapons are starting to fail us. What if the only way forward is backward?

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Cyclone Chapala On Track to Batter Yemen

The rare storm could lead to flash floods and deadly mudslides

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EPA Says It Has Found More 'Defeat Devices' In Volkswagen Cars

The U.S. government says the German automaker's software allowed 10,000 more diesel cars than it had acknowledged earlier to run more cleanly during emissions testing than in real-world conditions.

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Friend of the Devil

The writer reconnects with an old acquaintance who ten years earlier committed one of the most notorious crimes in New York history.

Aaron Gell | Medium | Nov 2015
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El Faro Wreckage Is Identified Off The Bahamas

A U.S. Navy search crew located the cargo ship, which went down a month ago during Hurricane Joaquin with 33 people aboard, using sonar equipment.

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