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Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Syrian rebels bomb hotel that houses government forces

Syrian rebels bombed a hotel used as a base for government forces, the latest massive attack in the seesaw battle for the country's largest city.<p>The Islamic Front, Syria's most powerful rebel alliance, claimed responsibility for the blast on Twitter. The group said it targeted the Carlton Citadel …

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Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children

A pair of car bombs in Syria's central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, state media reported Friday.<p>The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides in the country's civil war that have caused escalating numbers of civilian casualties.<p>The recent attacks fit a …

Arrivederci Rome: Venice Votes On Independence Referendum

ROME – While the referendum over Crimea’s secession from Ukraine continues to make headlines worldwide, a much lower-profile poll for independence is gaining momentum in Italy: the vote for the breakaway of Venice.<p>Residents of the northern Italian region of Veneto – Venice being its main city – are …

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