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Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary artThe Dakar Biennale, known as Dak'Art, the largest festival of contemporary art in Africa, is fueling new life into the continent's art world
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A migrant boy uses a laptop at a facility housing unaccompanied children in Athens, Thursday, May 26, 2016. One of Europe's top human rights officials, says it is "unacceptable" that any refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent unaccompanied by their parents are held in detention centers, and called on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Council of Europe: Detention of lone minors 'unacceptable'A top European human rights official says it is "unacceptable" for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive in Europe to be held in detention centers
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This Tuesday, May 24, 2016, photo shows a "Sale Pending" sign in front of a house in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the National Association of Realtors releases its April report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06Pending US home sales rise for third month, at highest level since February 2006
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This undated photo provided by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort shows sunrise as seen from Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Beachwalker is No. 10 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2016 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (Kiawah Island Golf Resort via AP)
Dr. Beach names Hawaii's Hanauma Bay best beach in AmericaHawaii's Hanauma Bay on Oahu has been named the top beach in the United States on an annual top 10 list compiled by coastal science professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach
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COMBO - In this four-picture combo people try to jump in the water right before their boat overturns off the Libyan coast, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered a few bodies from the overturned migrant ship off the coast of Libya, while some 500 migrants who were on board were rescued safely. (Italian navy via AP Photo)
The Latest: EU gives Sweden more time on migrant quotaEuropean Union lawmakers have agreed that Sweden deserves an extra year to take in asylum-seekers under a plan agreed last year to share out tens of thousands
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Sears 1Q loss widens, looking at options for Kenmore, othersSears's first quarter loss has widened as sales dropped at its Kmart and namesake stores
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UN decries church worship limit in Cyprus' breakaway northA U.N. envoy has expressed "deep concern" over a newly-imposed limit on worship in Orthodox Christian churches inside ethnically divided Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot north
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, now-Education Secretary John King Jr. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. States would be able to decide how much significance to place on test scores, academic growth, and other measures of performance such as chronic absenteeism, under guidelines the Obama administration is proposing for new school accountability systems in guidelines being released May 26."These regulations give states the opportunity to work with all of their stakeholders, including parents, and educators to protect all students’ right to a high-quality education that prepares them for college and careers, including the most vulnerable students,” said King. “They also give educators room to reclaim for all of their students the joy and promise of a well-rounded educational experience.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
APNewsBreak: Rules proposed for school accountabilityProposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.
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FILE - In a Saturday, April 30, 2016 file photo, Miranda Lambert performs during the 2016 iHeartRadio Country Festival held at Frank Erwin Center, in Austin, Texas. Lambert announced Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that she is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in Tishomingo, Ok., where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home. She says Pink Pistol will reopen later this summer in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
Miranda Lambert closes Pink Pistol boutique in Oklahoma townMiranda Lambert is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in the tiny Oklahoma town where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
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    Local transit agencies are trying to figure out how and if they can help commuters find another way around in the wake of Metro's announcement of plans for huge shutdowns and single tracking needed for safety fixes. On Thursday, Metro announced that it had revised its track work schedule to address the Federal Transit Administration's concerns that the most serious safety risks were not being addressed first. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, along with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, left, stops in to Little Castle in McCracken County, Ky. on Monday, May 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for president and a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York. The Washington Post, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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