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What's behind Brooklyn's construction boom

High-end apartment buildings are shooting up all over New York, as the city experiences an historic building boom.

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US Marine Found Guilty Of Killing Transgender Filipino Woman

U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton has been convicted of homicide by a Philippine court for the murder of a transgender woman.

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Maine woman tapes free coats to light poles for the needy

Maine woman starts campaign to tape free coats to light poles in Portland for the needy

Economist Attributes Emergence Of ISIS To Income Inequality

Famed economist and best-selling author Thomas Picketty is stirring controversy by suggesting that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is growing stronger due to an income gap which has been widened by the West.

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Syrian refugees become issue in Illinois Senate race

Syrian refugees become campaign issue in Illinois as GOP's Kirk attacks Democrat Duckworth

More bad news for Brazil

Brazil's been battered by bad news on all fronts: a toxic mudslide, a bribery scandal and now GDP figures expected to show the economic recession is far from over.

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Jurors deliberate 7th day in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial

Jurors return to deliberate in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial over mine where blast happened

Residents on Pacific Island 'Must Move'

The BBC's Matthew Price reports from the Pacific island of Vanuatu, described by some as being on the "front line of climate change".

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Search for Jewish tombs lost in WWII brings back heritage

Search for tombstones from Jewish cemetery destroyed by Nazis brings back lost heritage

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Obama: 'I'm optimistic' about solving climate change

President Obama says he is optimistic that the world will solve climate change, comparing it to fighting terrorism after the Paris attacks.

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The Best Viral Stories Of 2015

We picked our six favorite virals of the year. Because five just wasn't enough.

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Man gets life in prison for hacking grandfather to death

Michigan man gets life in prison for hacking, bludgeoning 71-year-old grandfather to death

World's Oldest Banded Bird Likely To Give Birth Again

Wildlife officials have revealed that the oldest banded seabird named Wisdom, thought to be around 64 years old, was spotted on the island of Midway Atoll where she will likely hatch and raise another chick.

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Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq

Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq to combat Islamic State militants

Obama: COP21 should lead to 'legally binding' mechanism

President Barack Obama outlines what a successful outcome would be for the Paris climate talks.

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Ohio high court overturns death sentence in beating death

Ohio Supreme Court overturns death sentence in beating death, cites troubled upbringing

Japan's Whale Hunting 'Against Logic'

Japan has said it will resume whale hunting for 'research purposes'.

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Blast near Istanbul subway station injures at least 1

Blast near Istanbul subway station injures at least 1; cause of blast not immediately known

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Obama warns Putin against intervening in Syria

President Obama warned his Russian counterpart against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict.

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The Weirdest Viral Stories Of 2015

Some ... let's call them "interesting" ... things happened this year. Here are our top picks.

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Dad accused of taking Alabama boy pleads not guilty

Dad accused of taking boy from Alabama home in '02 pleads not guilty in Cleveland court