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Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday - the last of the four bandmates to earn the honor in a ceremony...

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Replica retraces voyage of French warship sent to help American rebels

ROCHEFORT, France (Reuters) - A replica of the warship that carried France's Marquis de Lafayette to help American colonists in their war of independence sets sail for the United States on Saturday,...

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My, my! Many Britons ignorant about Battle of Waterloo

LONDON (Reuters) - As Britain prepares to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a survey shows that many Britons know little about the fight and associate the name with an ABBA...

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Paris commemorates Edith Piaf's centenary with exhibition

PARIS (Reuters) - An exhibition dedicated to French singer Edith Piaf, whose ballads of love and sorrow made her an international star, has opened in Paris to mark 100 years since her birth.

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Denver teacher's third grade assignment goes viral online

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado teacher who posted notes from her third grade class online and started a social media whirlwind under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew said on Friday the assignment had...

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Youth e-cigarette data prompts new calls to speed regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the U.S. government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products...

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Scientists create self-powering camera

New York, NEW YORK - Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident...

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'The Wannabe' searches for identity in mobster world

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the waning days of the New York Mafia in the 1990s, a young man ill-suited for a life of crime decides he wants to be a gangster, a real-life quest that inspired the film "The...

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Few gains in LGBT roles in Hollywood films: report

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More Hollywood movies in 2014 featured one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters than in the previous year, but those roles were mostly minor...

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Amazonian tribe study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Everyone's body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. But modern diets, antibiotics and...

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U.S. must return rare double eagle gold coins to family

(Reuters) - The U.S. government must return 10 exceptionally rare gold coins worth millions of dollars each to a Pennsylvania family from which the purloined coins were seized a decade ago, a federal...

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Oklahoma City bombing's 'miracle babies' ready to move on

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Joseph Webb retains a long, thin scar on his face. PJ Allen remembers nothing of the fateful Oklahoma City day but still has breathing problems after the bombing 20 years...

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Bosnians boil biggest broth to cook up interest in local cuisine

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Aromas of comfort food wafted through Sarajevo's central square on Friday as Bosnian chefs cooked what they said was the largest ever chicken broth, in the hope of scoring a...

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Trip Tips: LUXE City Guides - Windy Chicago beckons

(Reuters) - Ask any Midwesterner, and they will tell you to hurriedly pack your bags – the season to visit Chicago is nigh.

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Remote corner of Bosnia to declare itself 'Town of Twins'

BUZIM, Bosnia (Reuters) - When Nedzib Vucelj's wife Emira gave birth to twins at the height of the Bosnian war, it was impossible to buy a suitable baby stroller: their hometown of Buzim was...

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Brussels brewer uses leftover bread to make beer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread, rather than barley, was the main...

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With SUVs, Chinese carmakers at last unsettle foreign brands

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two years ago, just one Chinese SUV ranked among the country's top-10. In the first three months of this year, that number jumped to eight - a sign that Chinese automakers may...

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Expect delays: world's-worst Jakarta traffic in gridlock for another decade

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Millions of Jakarta commuters will have to struggle through the world's most congested traffic for almost another decade, authorities believe, and they may have to wait even...

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Tennessee Senate shelves bill that would name Bible as state book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee, a measure the state attorney general had said would be unconstitutional, was effectively dropped for...

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No sex please, just cutesy flirting and strawberries for China's online hostesses

BEIJING (Reuters) - In China's online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches.





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