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Al-Qaida Confirms Its No. 2 Leader Was Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Tue, 2015-06-16 02:48

Nasir al-Wahishi was part of al-Qaida's "old guard," NPR's Alice Fordham reports. He was a veteran of the fighting in Afghanistan and had been Osama bin Laden's personal secretary.

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Insurance Still Doesn't Cover Childbirth For Some Young Women

Tue, 2015-06-16 01:48

Insurance coverage for maternity care is deemed essential under the Affordable Care Act. But adult children on a parent's plan still may be on the hook for the cost of childbirth. And it's not cheap.

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Pope's Missive On Environment, Poverty Could Affect Habits Of Millions

Tue, 2015-06-16 01:07

On Thursday, the Vatican releases Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and poverty. He has said he believes global warming is a moral, and man-made, issue — angering climate change skeptics.

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5 Things You Should Know About Donald Trump

Tue, 2015-06-16 01:03

"The Donald" has high national name recognition and has made forays into politics before. He was once one of several contenders for the nomination of the Reform Party and won a primary.

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Al-Qaida Confirms Its No. 2 Leader Is Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Mon, 2015-06-15 23:19

In a video, a senior operative read a statement announcing the death of Nasir al-Wahishi, who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal secretary. Al-Wahishi's deputy has been tapped to replace him.

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Emoji Passwords Could Be Coming Your Way. Is That A Good Thing?

Mon, 2015-06-15 17:57

An online banking service in the UK plans to give customers the ability to creat their online passwords and PINs out of emoji. But some experts aren't giving the move any smiley-faces.

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Endangered Species Protections At Center Of Drought Debate

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:59

Lawmakers in hard-hit Western states are pushing for suspensions to the Endangered Species Act to free up stored water. But an entrenched partisan divide over the law continues to be a hang-up.

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Chicago Hopes To Clinch The Stanley Cup On Home Ice For First Time In Decades

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:52

Tampa Bay looks to Steve Stamkos to break out of his scoring funk, and keep the Lightning alive in the series.

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Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:51

The hack of federal workers' personal data is the latest theft of Social Security numbers. The government isn't saying how many SSNs have been stolen over time. One expert says it's more than half.

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Bernie Sanders 'Stunned' By Large Crowds Showing Up For Him

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:37

"I mean, I had to fight my way to get into the room," presidential candidate Sanders said of a recent event in Minnesota that drew an estimated 5,000 people. "Standing room only."

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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:36

Atlantic Cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.

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N.Y. Prison Break Update: Search Is Costing $1 Million A Day

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:04

A district attorney says the two inmates may have used power tools left behind by maintenance contractors at the Clinton Correctional Facility.

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Zimbabwe To Street Vendors: Pack Up, Clean Up, Ship Out!

Mon, 2015-06-15 12:28

The government says thousands of vendors must pack up their wares, move off the streets and pay rent to sell from designated zones. The vendors say: How will we be able to earn a living?

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Round-Up: A Few More Worthwhile Thoughts On Rachel Dolezal

Mon, 2015-06-15 12:09

On misogynoir, "lying about a lie," and what constitutes black identity in America.

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Jeb Bush Makes It Official: He's Running

Mon, 2015-06-15 12:07

The former Florida governor becomes the 11th major Republican candidate for the party's presidential nomination.

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Supreme Court Denies N.C. Appeal On State's Ultrasound Abortion Law

Mon, 2015-06-15 12:02

The controversial 2011 law was previously struck down on the grounds that it reflected ideological, rather than medical, priorities.

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Firearms Company Colt Defense Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Mon, 2015-06-15 11:04

Sam Colt founded the company in 1855. Colt Defense filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday.

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Instead Of Replacing Missing Body Parts, Moon Jellies Recycle

Mon, 2015-06-15 11:03

If a starfish loses a limb, a new arm buds and grows in its place. But young moon jellies have a different strategy for self-repair: Existing limbs rearrange themselves to regain symmetry.

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Sudanese President Flies Home After South African Court Orders His Arrest

Mon, 2015-06-15 09:23

President Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 on charges that he committed war crimes and genocide in Darfur, where 300,000 people died.

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Rachel Dolezal Resigns As President Of Spokane NAACP

Mon, 2015-06-15 08:07

Dolezal made news after it emerged that she had been presenting herself as being of mixed race, when she was born to white parents.

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