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ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options

Tue, 2014-06-17 03:48

Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending military personnel to its embassy in the capital.

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Tensions Still High In 'Nevada Land' Over Cattle Dispute

Tue, 2014-06-17 00:42

Many of Cliven Bundy's supporters are gone, but the rancher is as defiant as ever since an armed standoff with the U.S. government. For now, it feels like each side is waiting for the other to blink.

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

Tue, 2014-06-17 00:41

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.

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Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

Tue, 2014-06-17 00:40

Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.

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Tornadoes Cause Widespread Damage, Injuries In Nebraska

Mon, 2014-06-16 16:31

Two twisters swept through the state's rural northeast, flattening one small town and causing serious damage in two others. One person was killed.

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With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

Mon, 2014-06-16 16:12

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.

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Sweet Revenge: U.S. Bests Ghana, 2-1, In Its World Cup Opener

Mon, 2014-06-16 16:03

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey scored just 29 seconds after the starting whistle, one of the fastest goals in World Cup history. The U.S. lost to the West African nation in the previous two World Cups.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases'

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:46

In a major victory for gun control groups, the justices upheld by a 5-4 vote a federal ban on one person buying a gun for another.

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In The Making Of Megafarms, A Few Winners And Many Losers

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:19

A tiny fraction of America's 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.

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Court Overturns Sharing Of FISA Surveillance With Defense Lawyers

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:17

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says that the Justice Department can keep intelligence information secret in terrorism cases.

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Teens Disappear In The West Bank, And Israel Blames Hamas

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:11

The Israeli military is searching the West Bank for three Israeli teens who were kidnapped last week.

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Poll: Congressional Approval At Dangerous Low Point

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:10

A new Gallup survey finds key midterm election indicators at or approaching historic lows. Satisfaction with the direction of the country is also near rock bottom.

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Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:03

It might be time to change the message on STEM.

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GM Recalls 3.2 Million More Cars For Faulty Ignition Switches

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:45

The latest recall is in addition to the 2.6 million cars the automaker has already recalled for a similar problem.

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Citing Unpaid Debts, Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:35

Russia says it has cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev missed a deadline to pay part of its huge outstanding energy debt.

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Growing Worker Shortage Looms Over Logging Industry's Future

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:25

Logging is dangerous, arduous work, and fewer young people are pursuing it. Logging groups hope more outreach, and a bill that would lower the minimum logging age, will help keep the industry going.

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Iraqi Ambassador: 'In Iraq Now, You Have A Thousand Bin Ladens'

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:12

Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., speaks about Iraq's hopes for the American response to recent turmoil, as well as the conditions the U.S. has placed on its possible intervention.

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Chicago Gets Out From Under Its History Of Political Patronage

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.

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Boon Or Blood Bath, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and telling locals that soon they'll trade their masks for regular uniforms. In Tal Afar, where locals are Shiite and less sympathetic to ISIS, a bloody takeover has ensued instead.

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Calm Or Violent Chaos, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.

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