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Rohingya refugees sit on a plastic sheet at Matang Raya village, Baktya district in Aceh Utara, Aceh province, Indonesia, on Sunday. Nearly 600 migrants thought to be Rohingya refugees from Myanmar were rescued from two wooden boats stranded off the coast of Indonesia's northern Aceh province, authorities said.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 14:15

The Muslim minority has long been persecuted in the country also known as Burma. Many Bangladeshis were also rescued.

Pope Francis talks with Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican on Sunday.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 12:24

The Cuban leader, who went to Jesuit schools as a child, says he might "resume praying and turn to the Church again" if Francis "continues in this vein."

Gunmen loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, stand amid the ruin of Saleh's residence following an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led alliance in the capital, Sana, on Sunday.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:59

The temporary truce comes amid an upsurge in Saudi-led airstrikes, including one in the capital that hit the private residence of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said to be a rebel ally.

The Daimler Freightliner Inspiration, a self-driving long-haul truck, is seen during an event at the Hoover Dam, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:06

Self-driving cars are hot news, with Google and others showing off their latest innovations. Now expand that concept from four to 18 wheels, and you get the Freightliner Inspiration.

A photo from Thursday shows Dillan Taylor salvaging items from her destroyed recreational vehicle in Oklahoma City following a tornado there. More tornadoes hit the Plains states over the weekend.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 08:10

At least one person is dead and others still missing in Texas. Meanwhile, near Myrtle Beach, a weakening Ana has stormed ashore.

This combination of undated photos released the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation shows, Marvin Banks, left, and his brother Curtis Banks. The brothers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers on Saturday.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:09

The suspects were arrested after a manhunt that followed the deaths of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate.

Wilbur and Grace
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 06:03

Mothers love their kids like crazy! Our man in India knows from firsthand experience. To find out what it takes to be a crazy loving amma, he interviewed moms in his village.

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 05:53

Changes to the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch program undermine a long-used measurement for child poverty.

In a FIT zone at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto, Calif., friends from the neighborhood now gather regularly to play volleyball.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 04:57

A California city with a crime problem — shootings, drug dealing and gang activity — finds that getting more kids and cops playing sports together regularly in the park can make a big difference.

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns before the 2014 elections for former Sen. Mark Pryor, center, and Mike Ross, right, the Democratic candidate for governor.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:14

Bill Clinton won Arkansas twice when he ran for president. The state's politics have taken a dramatic turn to the right since, but some in his hometown like the idea of Clinton as first gentleman.

A group of mothers and infants celebrate a recent graduation from the Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 17:10

The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.

Planetary Society's LightSail experiment.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 15:21

The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.

American GIs line up in the street in Troina, Sicily, utensils and dishes in hand, as they wait for a meal from a large pot, July 1943. Oregano grows abundantly in southern Italy, where many GIs encountered the herb for the first time, and fell in love. Many brought the craving back home with them after the war.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 12:54

Now ubiquitous, oregano was a rarity in U.S. cuisine before World War II. But the GIs who encountered it in Sicily fell for the herb, especially in pizza, fueling a boom in Italian-American cuisine.

Maria Hamilton, left, marches in Milwaukee with her sons on April 30th in remembrance of her son Dontre, who was shot and killed by a now-former police officer in a park last year. Hamilton founded Mothers for Justice United, which planned a march on Washington on Saturday to protest police violence.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 12:41

Mothers who have lost their children to deadly encounters with law enforcement will march on the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality.

Russian soldiers march during the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Saturday.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:24

Casualties for Soviet Russia far exceeded other allies arrayed against the Nazis. An estimated 24 million soldiers and civilians were killed.

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