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Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries. But now there's MINT and CIVET and more. Emerging markets have fared poorly the past few years, but they are still cranking out lots of acronyms.

France's $1.6 billion sale is the biggest ever by a NATO country to Russia. But in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine, the French are debating whether they should suspend the deal.

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

In Harrison, Ark., residents troubled by the area's reputation as a hate group hotbed are working hard to make the town more inclusive. White supremacists say the effort amounts to "white genocide."

The obelisk has recovered from damage sustained during an earthquake that hit Washington, D.C., in 2011.

Two regions of eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, voted Sunday on referendums for self-rule. Separatists in Donetsk announced overwhelming support for independence.

Banned Los Angeles Clippers owners Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly, have conducted separate television interviews. Donald told CNN that he's not a racist and that he's sorry if he has offended anyone; Shelly told ABC that she will fight to keep her 50 percent stake in the team.

NASA held a press conference to discuss the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its potential contribution to future sea level rise. The researchers announced that the ice sheet's collapse is both underway and unstoppable.

PBS looks at the origins of the agency's surveillance program and the extraordinary steps top government officials took to give it legal cover and keep it hidden.

South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.

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