Martin Shkreli, ‘price-gouging’ CEO, bankrolled punk label – and his punk-rock friends now hate him
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Martin Shkreli, ‘price-gouging’ CEO, bankrolled punk label – and his punk-rock friends now hate him

Justin Wm. Moyer | The Washington Post - September 24, 2015

Domenic "Nicky" Palermo, 34, is in a pretty successful band, but that doesn't mean he's had a glamorous life. The frontman of the Philadelphia-based quartet Nothing, founded…

Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast
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Crime
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Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast

AFP - August 26, 2015

UPDATE 2: Wed., Aug. 26 at 1:13 p.m.: The man suspected of killing two journalists as they carried out a live interview in Virginia died Wednesday from a…

Costa Rican coastal community grieves colleague killed in US church massacre
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Costa Rican coastal community grieves colleague killed in US church massacre

Greg Smith | Special to The Tico Times - June 22, 2015

NOSARA, Guanacaste – Two South Carolina state legislators with ties to Nosara, on Costa Rica's north-central Pacific coast, were particularly hard hit by the shooting death of…

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son dies of brain cancer at age 46
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son dies of brain cancer at age 46

Paul Kane | The Washington Post - May 31, 2015

Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for…

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Mexico check girl’s DNA after US custody mixup

AFP - May 12, 2015

MORELIA, Mexico – Mexican authorities are conducting DNA tests on a girl who may be the daughter of a Texas woman after the wrong child was forcibly sent…

Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities

Larry Luxner - May 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica’s Embassy in Washington became a mini-tourist attraction of sorts Saturday when it flung open its doors to the public for “Passport DC”…

Mexico sets greenhouse gas target for UN climate talks
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Mexico sets greenhouse gas target for UN climate talks

AFP - March 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico became Friday the first developing nation to submit targets for U.N. climate change talks in December, pledging that its greenhouse gas emissions will peak in…

Millions brace for monster blizzard in US Northeast
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Blizzard
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Millions brace for monster blizzard in US Northeast

Jennie Matthew | AFP - January 26, 2015

NEW YORK – Tens of millions of U.S. residents from New Jersey to the Canadian border braced themselves Monday for a ferocious blizzard that New York's mayor warned…

Cuba won’t abandon communism, Raúl Castro says
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Cuba won’t abandon communism, Raúl Castro says

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - December 21, 2014

Read all of our Cuba coverage here MEXICO CITY — With shouts of "Viva Fidel!" Cuban President Raúl Castro said on Saturday that the easing of tensions…

US families of Sandy Hook massacre victims sue gunmaker
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US families of Sandy Hook massacre victims sue gunmaker

AFP - December 15, 2014

NEW YORK – Families of victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre filed a U.S. lawsuit Monday seeking damages from the manufacturers of the high-powered assault…