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Pregnant woman's death spurs a safety debate about China's street fences

A pregnant woman in northern China died this week after she fell unconscious on a busy city street and got her head stuck in a fence, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.
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Audit: University of California undermines resident students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has undermined residents by admitting a growing number of nonresident students, some of whom were less qualified than in-state students, California's auditor said in a scathing report released Tuesday....
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Why Japan’s Elderly Are Committing Crimes to ‘Break Into Prison’

What if you could get free food, free shelter, and unlimited health care in exchange for freedom?...
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Girl escapes 2-year captivity in Japan; police arrest man

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police early Monday caught a 23-year-old man who had been sought since a teenage girl escaped his apartment after being held captive for nearly two years....
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Arrest Documents: Mom Had Taken Meth Before Putting 2-Year-Old in Oven

A Texas mother accused of putting her 2-year-old daughter in the family’s oven had taken meth before the incident and had a history with child welfare authorities, according to arrest documents....
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UC proposal on intolerance says 'anti-Zionism' is unacceptable on campus

..."To include anti-Zionism as an instance of intolerance and bigotry is actually to suppress a set of political beliefs that we actually need to hear,"......
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Coroner Says Billionaire Putin Aide Died in D.C. Hotel from Blows to the Head in Case Worthy of Spy Novel

John le Carré has nothing on this mysterious tale of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin found dead in a Washington, D.C. hotel room....
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Starving animals up for sale at Gaza zoo

GAZA (Reuters) - A Gaza zoo owner is putting the last of his starving animals up for sale....
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Chinese woman found dead after month trapped in elevator

Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese woman died after being trapped in an elevator for a month because maintenance workers shut off the power supply after failing to properly check if anyone was inside, state media reported Sunday....
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Ex-Black Panther freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Chicago (AFP) - A former Black Panther activist who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement was freed from a US prison after decades of legal battles to prove his innocence....
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