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Oil rig fire causes 'rainbow sheen' in the Gulf of Mexico — An oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday morning has caused "rainbow sheen" more than a mile long, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said it received a report at 2:50 a.m. from an offshore supply vessel that reported a fire on board an oil production platform.

The Eiffel Tower is closed, but tourists can't stop, won't stop taking selfies — The company that manages the the Eiffel Tower closed it to the public on Friday amid a walkout by workers protesting the prevalence of pickpockets at the world-famous landmark. "The Eiffel Tower is currently closed due to the exercise of the right to withdraw of its staff," reads a message on the landmark's Facebook page.

Myanmar rescues hundreds of migrants from over-packed boats — Myanmar says it has rescued more than 200 migrants from two boats on Thursday afternoon, marking the first such rescue for the Southeast Asia country a day after it announced the start of a search-and-rescue operation in the Andaman Sea.

Domino's pizza crust used to ID suspect in DC quadruple murder — A 34-year-old man with a criminal history has been identified as a suspect in the brutal May 13 torture and murders of a wealthy family in Northwest Washington, D.C. thanks to a pizza crust found in their home.

What's your favorite burger? Here are some of ours... — May is officially National Burger Month, but if you haven't celebrated yet, Memorial Day weekend is the right time to dig in. For most of the country, this weekend marks the return of grilling season and the beginning of summer. Here, it's just an awfully convenient excuse to cook a hunk of ground beef over a bed of hot coals.

What books Osama bin Laden was reading — Osama bin Laden was an avid reader. The al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind spent years in hiding after the United States invaded Afghanistan. He was eventually traced to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed by commandos in a 2011 raid. On Wednesday, the U.S.

Pranksters plant recording devices around New York City in anti-NSA stunt — A number of recording devices are lying around coffee shops, restaurants and bars in New York City, according to two men who say they put them there as part of a months-long listening campaign to find terrorists. The men say they are operating pro bono as "third-party contractors in an unofficial capacity" for the National Security Agency.

Texas police call for 'truce' in wake of motorcycle gang shootout — A Waco police sergeant appealed to bike gangs for peace on Tuesday while lamenting that more violence was likely, three days after a chaotic gunfight at a Texas bikini bar left nine bikers dead, dozens injured and nearly 200 locked up in the city's jails.

How a 1947 motorcycle race and Life magazine created the outlaw biker — The photo that introduced millions of Americans to the image of the outlaw biker ran on page 31 of the Jul 21, 1947 issue of Life magazine. A man, his cap crooked and his shirt unbuttoned to his belly button, sits atop a parked motorcycle with a beer bottle in each of his hands while at a rally in Hollister, California.

Photos of Palmyra show why this ancient Syrian city must be saved — The ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have withstood centuries of conflict in the Syrian desert and are now facing their greatest threat yet: the Islamic State. Officials at the United Nations and the Syrian government have appealed for help in protecting this historic site with "outstanding universal value" ahead of an ISIS offensive in the city north of Damascus.
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May 25, 2015

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