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The Great Kenyan Giraffe Rescue

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Supercomputer turns back cosmic clock

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North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data

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North Korean defectors: What happens when they get to the South?

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Why Were There So Many Serial Killers Between 1970 and 2000

Whodunnit grips tiny Italian island after dozens of thefts

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Story about Florida man’s skeleton guitar appears to be a hoax, say local reporters

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Why is America getting a new $100 billion nuclear weapon?

Six Skeletons Found in Wreck of 18th-Century Pirate Ship Sunk Off Cape Cod