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New 'Star Wars' trailer released

Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back. At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with the trailer for the new film.

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Boko Haram kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, a year later

One year after it was perpetrated, the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a jihadist group in Nigeria remains a crime almost too horrifying to comprehend: Hundreds of teenaged girls, just finishing school, destined perhaps for significant achievement—kidnapped, never to be seen again.

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New York's One World Observatory announces opening date

It's official. New York's highly anticipated One World Observatory will open to the public on May 29, 2015. Sitting on levels 100-102 of the One World Trade Center -- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere -- it's vying to become the city's hottest new tourist attraction.

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Shake on it: Kanye West settles lawsuit with photographer he assaulted

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a paparazzi photographer he assaulted -- and the two have shaken on it. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, had filed the civil suit against West after the hip-hop star attacked him and tried to wrestle his camera from him in July 2013 at Los Angeles International Airport.

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President Obama, others link climate change to public health

Debates on climate change can break down fairly fast. There are those who believe that mankind's activities are changing the planet's climate, and those who don't.

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Mindy Kaling's brother: I faked being black to get into medical school

Actress Mindy Kaling's brother says that he posed as a black man years ago to get into medical school and that the experience opened his eyes to what he calls the hypocrisy of affirmative action.

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IBM's Watson has published a cookbook

By Hope King

Welcome to Watson's test kitchen the artificial-intelligence machine built by IBM.

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Oops: Quote on Maya Angelou stamp isn't hers

Another author confirms that it is hers

The late author/poet Maya Angelou was well-known for her many thought-provoking quotes, but it appears that one that was used for her stamp is not actually hers.

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TSA gets to keep $675,000 change left behind by air travelers

By Melanie Hicken

All the quarters, dimes and other coins forgotten by busy travelers at airport security checkpoints last year added up to a big chunk of change for the federal government.

Could veterans have concussion-related CTE?

After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed. "Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie. "So, it doesn't settle in right away."

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