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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

In a photo taken earlier this month, U.S. reporter Simon Ostrovsky, right, stands with a pro-Russian gunman at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk. Ostrovsky has reportedly been seized by the pro-Russian insurgents. hide caption

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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is fine, says a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

An officer from Brazilian Police Special Forces took aim Tuesday during the violent protest that broke out in one of Rio de Janeiro's slums. People there blame police for a young man's death, and say authorities are clamping down too hard in advance of this June's World Cup soccer matches and the 2016 Summer Olympics, both of which will be held in Brazil. Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man's body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of soccer's World Cup.

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

The underbelly of a Boeing 767, the type of plane on which a teenager hid inside one of the rear wheel wells (in background) during a flight from California to Hawaii. He survived. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

An old police car is permanently parked on the highway through O'Brien, Ore., where cuts to the sheriff's office have prompted some locals to mount armed patrols. hide caption

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon JPR

High unemployment and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

Archaeologist Chester DePratter stands by the site of Camp Asylum, the Civil War-era prison in Columbia, S.C. The site will soon be cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. hide caption

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In WFAE

Archaeologists in South Carolina are excavating the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Union officers. They are hoping to find historical artifacts before the artifacts are buried forever under new construction.

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Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

A Google data center in Oklahoma is shown. Google recently slashed prices for its cloud services; Amazon responded by cutting its cloud prices. hide caption

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Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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