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Large German bank KfW says it quickly recovered money it had mistakenly sent to four other banks. Here, one of its Berlin offices is seen in a 2015 photo. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'

It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.

The United Airlines terminal is viewed at Newark Liberty Airport on July 8, 2015 in Newark, N.J. The airline was criticized on Sunday for enforcing its buddy pass dress code, barring from the plane two girls in their early teens who were wearing leggings. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Outrage, Explanations After United Bans Girls From Flight For Wearing Leggings

A woman live-tweeted in disbelief on Sunday as two young girls were turned away for wearing leggings. Why? United, like many airlines, has an enforced dress code for people flying on "buddy passes."

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Shots - Health News

For Gideon, Infection With A Common Virus Caused Rare Birth Defects

Cytomegalovirus is everywhere, and it usually doesn't make people sick. But if a woman gets infected while pregnant, in rare cases it can cause serious problems for the baby.

For Gideon, Infection With a Common Virus Caused Rare Birth Defects

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Avalanche Engulfs Student Trip In Japan, Leaving At Least 8 Presumed Dead

"Suddenly everything turned white," one student told local media. A mountaineering training exercise had drawn students and teachers from high schools across the region.

Activists Chu Yiu-ming, left, and Chan Kin-man gesture to supporters as they report to be arrested at a police station in Hong Kong. Police say the men and other Umbrella Movement activists will be charged over mass protests that took place in 2014. Jayne Russell/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong Police Arrest 'Umbrella Movement' Pro-Democracy Organizers

Leaders of large demonstrations that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police Monday on charges of causing a public nuisance.

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Politics

Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

"I think people are afraid to put their name on a lawsuit against the president," Jeffrey Lovitky says. "There is a sense that Donald Trump can be very difficult on people who oppose him."

Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

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Riot policemen detain a journalist during a protest rally in St. Petersburg, on Sunday, where thousands crowded in for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Russians Sentences Protest Leader Alexei Navalny After Weekend Rallies

Hundreds were arrested in Moscow and other cities on Sunday as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest government corruption. Navalny will serve 15 days in jail.

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The Salt

Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.

Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

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Shots - Health News

Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

The Zika virus may have infected more than 1 million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don't show birth defects.

Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

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Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

Visa holders who worked with the U.S. overseas say they've been detained and threatened with deportation upon arrival in the country, but federal officials say there is broad discretion to deny entry.

Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

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The Salt

Duncan Hines: The Original Road Warrior Who Shaped Restaurant History

The name on that box of cake mix belonged to a real person. Hines was a traveling salesman who just wanted to find a decent meal on the road — and ended up being America's go-to restaurant expert.