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Castro brothers' successor may inherit a very different Cuba

Sat, 2013-03-02 14:43

Analysis: Raul Castro’s recent announcement that he will leave power in 2018, and his appointment of 52-year-old Miguel Diez-Canel as first vice president and his de facto successor, are signs of the glacial pace of political change in Cuba.





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Marines go to cuisine extremes to win over locals

Sat, 2013-03-02 13:40

These beastly feasts exist somewhere between the hard edge of gunpoint diplomacy and the soft belly of “Man v. Food.”





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Non-lethal US aid to Syrian rebels draws ire of Iran, Syria

Sat, 2013-03-02 13:15

Syria and Iran on Saturday condemned a move by the United States to give non-lethal aid to rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accusing Washington of double standards.





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The top 8 products from Mobile World Congress

Sat, 2013-03-02 11:26

Did you hear about the world's thinnest slate? A whole new way to make your own apps? Check out the eight best mobile products from Mobile World Congress 2013.





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Kerry urges Egyptian economic reform on Cairo trip

Sat, 2013-03-02 10:59

Secretary of State John Kerry will stress the importance Egypt achieves political consensus for painful economic reforms needed to secure an IMF loan, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday.





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'Miracle Garden' is Dubai's latest over-the-top attraction

Sat, 2013-03-02 10:21

No, it’s not a mirage. An impossibly huge and colorful garden is blooming in the desert climate of Dubai, aiming to set world records and lure visitors with sensory delights.





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PST: Storylines to watch across Major League Soccer

Sat, 2013-03-02 10:14
PST: Can Chris Wondolowski successfully repeat his Golden Boot? Will the Galaxy complete the three-peat? Those are some of the compelling questions as MLS kicks off Saturday.


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No salmonella in candy eggs after all, firm says

Sat, 2013-03-02 10:05
An Indiana firm that recalled its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs less than a month before Easter over fears of salmonella contamination now says that a test was wrong and the candy is fine.


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No sign of Fla. man swallowed by sinkhole

Sat, 2013-03-02 09:05
There was still no sign Saturday of a 37-year-old Florida man swallowed by a sinkhole that appeared under his bedroom, an official said, as engineers resumed testing.


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Shirley MacLaine to return to 'Downton Abbey'

Sat, 2013-03-02 08:36

Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS said Saturday that the actress will be in the finale, and also revealed that six new faces are joining the show.





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Experts to probe sinkhole that swallowed Fla. man

Sat, 2013-03-02 07:44
Engineers were expected to carry out more tests Saturday on the ground around a sinkhole that appeared under a home in Florida, swallowing up a 37-year-old man from his bedroom.


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Chad claims to have killed feared al-Qaida fighter

Sat, 2013-03-02 06:43

Chadian President Idriss Deby announced Friday that Chadian troops fighting to dislodge an al-Qaida affiliate in northern Mali killed one of the group's leading commanders, Abou Zeid.





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Door-to-door salesman rescues teen from fire

Sat, 2013-03-02 05:51
A door-to-door salesman selling home fire alarms noticed smoke coming from a Texas home, heard a woman screaming and broke a window to rescue her.


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Beauty queen: I feared Christian date rape suspect

Sat, 2013-03-02 05:24
A California beauty queen has claimed she was a potential victim of a man charged with raping a woman he met on a Christian dating website.


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Why modern soldiers are more susceptible to suicide

Sat, 2013-03-02 03:46
The armed forces mourned a grim toll in 2012 when more troops took their own lives than died in combat, but a precarious question remains: Why is the rate spiking?


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After Newtown, states slow on new gun laws

Sat, 2013-03-02 03:33

Months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, new state-level restrictions on guns have been slow in coming.





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Sanctions call over Thai elephant ivory trade

Sat, 2013-03-02 03:02

Environmental groups plan to table a motion at a conference on endangered species in Bangkok next month calling for sanctions against hosts Thailand over the trade in elephant ivory.





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'East Coast Rapist' gets more than 3 life sentences

Sat, 2013-03-02 02:36
The man known as the East Coast Rapist has been sentenced to three terms of life in prison plus 80 years. Aaron Thomas, of New Haven, Conn.


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Vice president: Chavez receiving chemotherapy

Sat, 2013-03-02 01:24

President Hugo Chavez has been receiving chemotherapy since recovering from a severe respiratory infection in mid-January and "continues his battle for life," his vice president said late Friday.





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