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Rare Big-Headed Turtles Hatch at NY Zoo

December 16, 2013 2:42 pm

Inside this incubator, behind the glass, is an effort to save critically endangered turtles. Watch as a Chinese big-headed turtle comes out of its egg. It's one of five that hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York last month. The big-headed turtle gets its name because the skull gets […]

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China´s Moon Rover Sends Back First Photos

December 16, 2013 2:42 pm

Chinese state media have released photos taken by the spacecraft's rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit.

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Greeter Fired For Putting Out Fire In Store Parking Lot

December 16, 2013 2:42 pm

62-year-old David Bowers said a customer came in claiming his dashboard was on fire. So, he quickly stepped in to help. But when he returned to his post, he was suspended for his actions, and later that week fired for violating company policy.

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Protesting Books Demand to Stay in New York Public Library

December 16, 2013 2:42 pm

A group of protesters dressed as books rallied at the New York Public Library to demand that library system not sell off and banish the research collection to storage in New Jersey.

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Newlywed´s Suicide Exposes Women´s Plight in India

December 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Indian policewoman Preeti Dhaka committed suicide, allegedly provoked by abuse from her husband. Her situation suggests many women are reluctant to ask for help despite India's push to reduce domestic and sexual violence. WSJ's Tripti Lahiri reports. Photo: Courtesy of the Dhaka family.

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Dennis Rodman´s North Korea Trip Plans Continue After Execution

December 16, 2013 2:33 pm

Dennis Rodman will keep his promise to train a North Korea basketball team. This in spite of Kim Jong-Un's recent execution of his own uncle.

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Michael Jordan´s Mansion Is Yours to Buy, If You Can Afford It

December 16, 2013 2:33 pm

Want to live like a basketball Hall of Fame legend? Michael Jordan's Chicago mansion could be yours — if you can afford to bid on the 56,000-square-foot abode. It has a regulation-size basketball court, a "gentlemen's retreat," and full wet bar. Mr. Jordan says he doesn't need such a big house now that his three […]

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Famous Poopers Spread Holiday Cheer

December 16, 2013 2:33 pm

In the Spanish region of Catalonia, Christmas tradition has gone to the toilet. Here, the iconic "caganer" or the ''pooper" has been part of the nativity scene since the 17th century, showcasing extreme realism and believed to bring good fortune. But thanks to Marc Alos and his workshop, this Spanish tradition is finding its ways […]

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Michelle Obama Reads ´´Twas the Night Before Christmas´

December 16, 2013 2:33 pm

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to hospitalized children at Children's National Medical Center in Washington on Monday. Accompanied by her two dogs Bo and Sunny, Obama sat next to Santa Claus as she read the Christmas story to a crowd of young patients and their parents. The event has […]

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Body identified as missing Santa Cruz teen

December 16, 2013 2:29 pm

A body found in the water near a Santa Cruz County pier has been identified as 17-year-old Nate Phillips, who was reported missing on Dec. 2, according to the sheriff’s office. The Santa Cruz County coroner’s office determined the identity of the body, and investigators do not believe any foul play was involved in the […]

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