A November 1989 photo of Tommy Thompson holding a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved from the wreck of the SS Central America. Thompson, who had been on the lam for two years, was arrested on Tuesday. Lon Horwedel/AP hide caption

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Treasure Hunter Who Disappeared With Shipwreck Loot To Appear In Court

Tommy Thompson, who found one of the most lucrative wrecks in history, had been living under an assumed name for two years after failing to appear in a lawsuit.

Protesters interrupt the start of a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prepares to testify. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.

A woman holds up a portrait of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman near the funeral home where a private wake was held for him Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

A woman walks Wednesday past a monument to the Jews in Lisbon believed to have been killed in a pogrom in 1506. Portugal is following Spain and granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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Portugal To Offer Citizenship To Descendants Of Expelled Jews

Portugal's Jews were expelled, burned at the stake or forcibly converted to Christianity 500 years ago. The government wants says it wants to right a wrong. Spain approved a similar law last year.

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