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    Prosecutors begin appeal to have Oscar Pistorius sentenced for murder
    South African prosecutors are seeking murder charges against athlete Oscar Pistorius, who was initially convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. www.buzzfeed.com/franciswhittaker/pistorius-prosecutors-begin-appeal-to-have-him-sentenced-for
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    More Volkswagen cars have failed emissions test, officials say
    The Environment Protection Agency on Monday issued a second notice of violation of clean air laws against Volkswagen, alleging the German automaker installed devices designed to cheat emissions test in many more vehicles than initially thought. www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/vw-second-notice-of-violation
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    A woman and her brother with down syndrome just won Australia's biggest event
    Jockey Michelle Payne became the first woman to win Australia's most prestigious horse race, the Melbourne Cup, on Tuesday. www.buzzfeed.com/alexlee/michelle-and-stevie-payne-racing-heroes
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    Powerful cyclone causes severe flooding in war-torn Yemen
    Tropical Cyclone Chapala made landfall in Mukalla, Yemen's fifth-largest city, Tuesday. The storm, which is equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in strength, sent thousands of people seeking shelter. www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/powerful-cyclone-causes-severe-flooding-in-war-torn-yemen
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    Twitter is getting rid of favorites and replacing them with likes
    Twitter is changing one of its core features. Something that has been around since 2006. It's taking away "favorites" and "stars" and replacing them with "likes" and "hearts." www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/rip-faves