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Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee dies at age 93

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93.

Florida's southwest coast hit by toxic 'red tide'

Florida’s southwest coast hit by toxic ‘red tide’

A toxic algae bloom is devastating sea life along the southwest coast of Florida, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. That’s freed up $1.5 million to help sick animals, clean the beaches, and support the tourist industry – also hit by this aggressive “red tide.”