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Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamusOfficials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street of the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera
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FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photo shows the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Drugmaker Merck reports financial results Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Merck beats 1Q profit views with tight cost controlsDrugmaker Merck beats 1Q profit views as tight cost controls offset slightly lower sales
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, right, celebrates with teammates after a 3-point shot by guard Dahntay Jones broke an NBA record for 3-pointers made in any game during the second half against the Atlanta Hawks of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 123-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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FILE- In this March 7, 2016 file photo, British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for an EU summit at the EU Council building in Brussels. Cameron said Wednesday May 4, 2016, advocates of leaving the European Union have not thought through the impact it would have on the economy. (AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts, File)
Uncertainty over vote on EU membership weighs on UK economyA key economic indicator is showing that the U.K, economy is showing that growth is stagnating amid fears of the looming referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union
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Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan House passes $500M Detroit schools restructure planLawmakers in the GOP-controlled Michigan House have approved a $500 million restructuring plan for Detroit Public Schools
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FILE - In this July 15, 2015, file photo, director Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn attend a special screening of "Irrational Man", hosted by The Cinema Society and Fiji Water, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Allen told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview posted online on May 4, 2016, that he has made wife Previn’s life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn’t traumatized him. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
Woody Allen says he's made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life betterWoody Allen says that he has made wife Soon Yi-Previn's life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn't traumatized him
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In this photo taken Sunday, April 17, 2016, cardboard characters from the Disney animation film Zootopia are promoted at a book fair in Beijing, China.  A Chinese-made animal movie found itself at the center of charges it has copied “Zootopia’s” name and marketing material. The film that translates as “Crazy Toy City,” compared to Zootopia’s Chinese name “Crazy Animal City,” and social media users have charged that posters for both films look strikingly similar.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Disney CEO meets Chinese president ahead of park openingThe head of entertainment giant Disney has had a rare official meeting with China's president, one month before the opening of a multibillion-dollar theme park in the country's financial hub of Shanghai
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Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Islington, north London Thursday May 5, 2016.  Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London — and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party. Voters are electing a Scottish Parliament, legislatures in Wales and Northern Ireland as well as choosing many English local authorities, including a new London mayor to replace flamboyant Conservative Boris Johnson. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to LabourBritons are voting in local and regional elections expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party
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Tourists take pictures while Russian military helicopters fly over the St. Basil's Cathedral, center, and the Spasskaya Tower, right, in Red Square  during a rehearsals ahead of the upcoming Victory Day Parade in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Russians will celebrate Victory in WWII on May 9. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Dozens of billboards honoring Stalin put up in Russian cityBillboards honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared across Russia's third-largest city ahead of Monday's celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II
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  • The Assad supporter who is also a Virginia state senator

    In a Nov. 10, 2007 file photo, Republican House of Representatives hopeful Dick Black speaks at a convention held by the Republican 1st District Congressional Committee in Milford, Va. American politics produces its share of useful dupes, but Dick Black, a Virginia state senator, may not be quite as useful as the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad supposes. The Washington Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:21 PM
  • Va. senator travels to Syria to shake hands with Bashar al-Assad

    A photo released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shaking hands with Virginia state Sen. Richard H. Black. As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip- and-grin. The Washington Post, Thu, Apr 28 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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