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Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram


A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.

Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally


The man, identified as Bruce Byron Lowrance, reportedly entered North Korea from China last month. His quick release is seen as a conciliatory gesture aimed at maintaining ties with Washington.

Verdict On Khmer Rouge Leaders Is First To Officially Acknowledge Regime's Genocide


Nuon Chea, 92, who was the No. 2 leader of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979 and Khieu Samphan, the 87-year-old former head of state of the brutal regime, were found guilty of genocide and other crimes.

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Plan Stalls To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh has stressed that it will not repatriate anyone against their will. The plan sparked protests among some refugees, while others reportedly hid within refugee camps.


U.K. Wracked By Political Turmoil As Top Ministers Reject Draft Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking flak from across the ideological spectrum amid a series of resignations. Some are demanding a no-confidence vote; others are demanding an entirely new referendum.

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Buzz, Buzz: Bitter Tasters Like Coffee Better

A genetic analysis of samples taken from a large UK health database suggest that people who are more sensitive than their peers to the bitter taste of caffeine tend to drink more coffee — not less.

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There's Growing Fear The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Get Much Worse

It's already the biggest outbreak in Congo's history. And Dr. Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says by many measures it's as if they're stuck at square one.

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The Cost Of Courage: The 2 Couples Who Rescued My Family From The Nazis

Two couples sheltered Uri Berliner's family when the Nazis came to power. One thrived; the other paid a terrible price.

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Trump Administration Sides With Sudan Against USS Cole Survivors In Lawsuit

Notice of the suit was sent to Sudan's U.S. embassy instead of Khartoum. The administration told the Supreme Court that it agrees with Sudan, which is accused of backing the Cole attackers.


British Ministers Quit Government In Row Over Draft Brexit Deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that her closest ministers are behind the agreement. Still, that has done little to sway skeptical lawmakers from either end of the ideological spectrum.

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LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

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Pence, Putin And Bolton Have 'Informal Conversation' At Singapore Summit

The two "discussed the upcoming G20 Summit and touched on the issues that will be discussed" when President Trump and Putin attend that meeting, the White House says.


Khashoggi Case Update: Saudi Prosecutor Says 5 Suspects Should Be Executed

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says his office has indicted 11 suspects and that his office "has requested the death penalty" for five people over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.