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Two-year-old African penguin named Aochan, wearing the Japanese soccer team jersey, prepares to make a prediction on the result of Japan's 2014 World Cup soccer match against Ivory Coast at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo

Mixed record for underwater animal World Cup oracles

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Some soccer fans have their game shirts, the president of Brazil watches entire games with her fingers crossed, but for others, underwater animals…read more

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Not all Brazilians overjoyed by World Cup

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup has begun, but not everyone in Brazil is happy to host the world’s most…read more

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California court knocks down teacher tenure

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In a landmark decision, a California judge declared the state’s strong tenure laws for public school teachers are unconstitutional. This move could make it easier to fire ineffective teachers. Continue reading

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Terrorists attack Pakistan’s busiest airport

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The Pakistani Taliban carried out a deadly assault at their country’s busiest airport over the weekend. More than 43,000 people travel through the Karachi international airport every day. No passengers were harmed, but the death toll soared to 36 as of Tuesday morning — including all ten attackers, airport personnel and security forces. Continue reading

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D-Day veterans return to Normandy 70 years later

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American veterans, who fought the Nazis on the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, returned for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in favor of Allied forces. Continue reading

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