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In this Jan. 28, 2019, photo, Kenji Aiba, left, and his partner Ken Kozumi laugh during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo.
Toru Takahashi/AP Photo
February 13, 2019 - 8:40 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Ken Kozumi and Kenji Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-sex unions. That day has yet to come, and legally they are just friends even though they've lived...
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Will Burrard-Lucas  shot the images of the black leopard at Laikipia Wilderness Camp
Will Burrard-Lucas via CNN
February 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- The elusive African black leopard is alive and well and living in Kenya -- and there are new pictures to prove it. A team of biologists shot rare footage of the sleek big cat after spending months watching and waiting, said Nick Pilfold, a global conservation scientist...
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FILE - This composite of March 2015 photos made available by NASA shows a shallow crater called Spirit of St. Louis, about 110 feet (34 meters) long and about 80 feet (24 meters) wide, with a floor slightly darker than surrounding terrain.
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February 13, 2019 - 3:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet. The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical...
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Soldiers from Poland and the United States wait for Vice President Mike Pence at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.
Michael Sohn/AP Photo
February 13, 2019 - 8:52 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. Initially it was billed by President Donald Trump's...
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This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo shows "Supermax," US Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Security facility, near Florence, Colo.
Tracy Harmon/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP, File)/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP
February 13, 2019 - 7:32 am
By Jim Mustian, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's "El Chapo." Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and...
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FILE -In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, the multi-rotor electric aircraft Volocopter 2x, displayed at the electronic fair Cebit in Hannover, Germany.
Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP
February 12, 2019 - 10:11 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The operator of Frankfurt's international airport says it is developing a concept for electric air taxi services. Fraport AG is working with Volocopter GmbH, which makes two-seat, multi-rotor electric aircraft that can fly with a pilot or autonomously. Actually operating...
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In this Sunday, June 21, 2015 file photo, the sun rises as thousands of revellers gather at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, near Salisbury, England.
Tim Ireland/AP Photo, file
February 12, 2019 - 1:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A new study suggests the practice of building huge stone monuments spread throughout ancient Europe from northwestern France. So-called megaliths have long fascinated archaeologists because of the immense skill and effort required to build monuments like Stonehenge in England. Using...
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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows an ancient workshop to build and repair ships, dating back to the Ptolemaic era in the country's Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP
February 12, 2019 - 12:58 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula. The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday that excavations took place in the Tel Abu Saifi archaeological site in...
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In this courtroom drawing, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, second from right, accompanied by US Marshalls, gestures a "thumbs up" to his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, as he leaves the courtroom, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York.
Elizabeth Williams via AP
February 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted...
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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of him during a rally in Urena, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Fernando Llano/AP Photo
February 12, 2019 - 9:48 am
By Christine Armario and Scott Smith, Associated Press CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise. Dozens of...
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