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Cecil the lion
Andy Loveridge—Wildlife Conservation Research Unit/AP

Wanted: Cecil's Killer

Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage. "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws," the country's wildlife minister said

Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the Cuban trade embargo as she gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Hillary Clinton Releases 8 Years of Tax Returns

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released eight years of tax returns Friday, as well as a complete listing of the millions she and her husband have received for paid speeches over the years. In all, she's released 38 years of personal tax returns

Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Crosby (R) scans the surface of the Atlantic Ocean while searching for Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos on July 28, 2015.

Coast Guard to Suspend Search for Missing Fla. Teens

The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week. The 14-year-old boys, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, went missing last Friday and their capsized boat was found Sunday

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Uber Just Beat Facebook’s $50 Billion Record

Uber recently closed a new funding round that values the car-hailing startup close to $51 billion. That’s the highest valuation ever for a venture-backed company, topping the $50 billion Facebook was valued at in 2011 before going public

Alphonso Coates college prison education partnership

Former Prisoners Applaud College Assistance Program

Former prisoners applauded a White House initiative that could let more inmates qualify for federal college aid, which currently is restricted. A 2013 study found that inmates who got an education were 43% less likely to return than those who didn't.

Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the Cuban trade embargo as she gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Hillary Clinton Calls for End to Cuba Embargo

Hillary Clinton attacked Republicans presidential candidates on Cuba policy, voting rights and social welfare policy during a jaunt to Florida, the home state of contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and a likely swing state

Vertical Skydiving World Record

164 Skydivers Set World Record

A team of 164 skydivers set a new world record for a vertical skydiving formation, creating a shape that resembled a giant flower over central Illinois on Friday, while hurtling headfirst toward the ground at speeds of up to 240 m.p.h.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus in West Africa

An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study. If proven effective, the vaccine could be "a game-changer"

China Olympics IOC 2022 Vote

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote of the International Olympic Committee by 44-40

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Newly Discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published

A long-lost story by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been published 76 years after it was written."Temperature," which was turned down for publication when Fitzgerald was alive, is running in the current issue of The Strand Magazine and will appear online in 3 months

Body cam video shows University of Cincinnati police officers Ray Tensing and Phillip Kidd approaching Dubose vehicle in Cincinnati

No Additional U. Cincinnati Cops Charged in Shooting

Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said, one day after former Officer Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty to murder in the July 19 shooting

Anyone home? Philae's landing site on Comet P67

Precursors of Life Found on a Comet

A new paper reports findings from the Philae spacecraft—which bounced down on Comet P67 on Nov. 12—adding a new dimension to the growing body of knowledge about about the complex, biotic, raw materials that exist everywhere in the universe