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On Pope's Heels, Brown Arrives in America

Overshadowed PM will talk global economy, seek closer US-UK ties

(Newser) - The pope might be commanding the headlines, but another world leader is in America this week—Gordon Brown arrived in New York yesterday for a three-day visit. In an op-ed for today's Wall Street Journal, the British PM announces a raft of initiatives designed to fortify the "special relationship,... More »

Reed Boat Crew Abandons Ship

Boat made of reeds Latter-day explorer ditches battered reed boat

(Newser) - An amateur historian attempting to sail the Atlantic in a boat made of reeds and grass has abandoned ship. Der Spiegel reports that the Abora III, a 41-foot ship modeled after those of Bolivian Indians, ran into two storms and was ditched after some 900 miles and 56 days. The... More »

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