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$150,000 dress has 6,000 pearls

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Stolen Oscars dress possibly recovered

The police may have found the missing dress.

You know, the white custom Calvin Klein gown that adorned actress Lupita Nyong'o when she attended Sunday's Academy Awards.

The one encrusted with 6,000 white Akoya pearls that Fortune estimated was worth $...

Adnan Syed seeks new trial in slaying of ex-girlfriend

Fugitive American minister caught in Brazil

Victor Arden Barnard, an American pastor wanted for 59 counts of sexual assaults in Minnesota, was arrested by Brazilian authorities on Friday, the office of the governor for the State of Rio Grande do Norte said Saturday.

The 53-year-old suspect was...

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

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Maduro claims Venezuela has detained Americans

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday an unspecified number of Americans were arrested "a few days ago" for engaging in espionage and recruitment activities.

The President said they included an American pilot of Latin American origin, arr...

Rand Paul CPAC

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Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC straw poll

Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, with 25.7% of the vote, event organizers announced Saturday at the National Harbor, Maryland, Confab.

But the biggest winner of the st...

Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock

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Fans honor Nimoy with tweets, Vulcan salute

In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced.

Suddenly there was more sobering news. Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek's" beloved Mr. Spock, had died.

His co-stars, fellow celebrities and fa...

Houthi rebels charting Yemen's future

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Gulf countries relocating Yemen embassies

Four Gulf countries now have opened embassies in Aden, Yemen, where President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled after being deposed.

The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait opened their embassies Friday, two Foreign Ministry officials who didn't want to be name...

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Republicans agree with ... Elizabeth Warren?

At first glance, they could easily fit in at an Elizabeth Warren rally. They want to break up the big banks. They don't trust Wall Street and bemoan its outsized role in politics. They are worried about the growing gap between the poor and the rich.

Shooting spree in rural Missouri

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Mo. gunman kills 7 in town of 50, then himself

A small Missouri town's discovery that a gunman killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire.

She ran to a neighbor's house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone...

ISIS man with flag

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Report: ISIS to release 29 Assyrians

ISIS in northern Syria plans to release 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.

The Syrian Observatory said a self-p...

Iraqi evacuation

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Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

It's been more than six months since the United States first sent warplanes to conduct airstrikes against the militant group ISIS, and four months since the formation of an international coalition to help fight the terror group.

Since then, warplanes ...

Roger Federer, 2014 Davis Cup

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Federer beats Djokovic to win Dubai title

A ruthless Roger Federer confidently dispatched World No 1. Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to take the Dubai Tennis Championships title Saturday in little over one hour and 36 minutes.

The Swiss master, appearing in his 126th tour final (of which he has now w...

John Green The Fault in Our Stars

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Author confirms 'Looking for Alaska' filming

The John Green gang is back together again.

Temple Hill Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber worked together on Fox's adaptation of Green's young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," which became a huge hit in 2014. T...

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#TheDress goes viral: Sales soar 347%

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Officer says he was poisoned at McDonald's

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$150,000 dress has 6,000 pearls

Stolen Oscars dress possibly recovered

The police may have found the missing dress.

You know, the white custom Calvin Klein…

Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock

Fans honor Nimoy with tweets, Vulcan salute

In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold…

John Green The Fault in Our Stars

Author confirms 'Looking for Alaska' filming

The John Green gang is back together again.

Temple Hill Entertainment and…

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Volcano grows Japanese island

Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of…

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years,…

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NASA: Parts of US facing 'megadroughts'

There is no precedent in contemporary weather records for the kinds of droughts the…

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United issues scathing safety memo to pilots

United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of…

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Atlanta airport steps up worker security

The country's busiest airport has started screening employee bags before allowing…

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Rare Roman headstone uncovered in England

A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even…

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