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Ukraine's President Ends Ceasefire, Vows To 'Free Our Lands'

Mon, 2014-06-30 16:23

The truce lasted for 10 days, even though Ukrainian authorities said the ceasefire had been violated many times by pro-Russian separatists and 27 Ukrainian troops had been killed.

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Obama Orders 200 More Troops To Iraq

Mon, 2014-06-30 15:09

The president had previously deployed about 300 military advisers to assist Iraqi security forces and he sent 275 troops to guard the embassy.

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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

Mon, 2014-06-30 15:07

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.

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Skip The Stirrups: Doctors Rethink Yearly Pelvic Exams

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:34

The American College of Physicians says annual pelvic exams aren't necessary for healthy women and could be harmful. But not all doctors agree, and the new recommendation is stirring up debate.

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How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling?

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:23

The Supreme Court says owners of closely held corporations may exercise their religious beliefs. That covers a majority of firms, but experts question how many would want to assert religious views.

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:20

The French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay a penalty of nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges for doing business with countries sanctioned by the U.S.

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:13

The U.S. alleges that the French bank violated U.S. sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba and Iran.

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Nominating New VA Chief, Obama Says 'We Have To Do Better' For Vets

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:03

President Obama nominated the former chief of Procter & Gamble to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert McDonald said he wanted to make the system more efficient and effective.

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Lead Exposure May Cause Depression In Chinese Children

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:51

Lead exposure lowers children's IQ and causes aggression. But children exposed to low levels of lead show different symptoms, including more depression and anxiety, a study of preschoolers finds.

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An Algorithm Is A Curator At The Sept. 11 Museum

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:50

Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?

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Between Israel And Hamas, 3 Killed Teens Escalate Tensions

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:42

Three Israeli teens who have been missing since June 12 were found killed in the West Bank. Israel blames Hamas and is expected to take action against the militant group.

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High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:38

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies can defy the Affordable Care Act mandate to cover some forms of contraception if they object on religious grounds.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:35

The Supreme Court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's contraceptive mandate. Here are some questions and answers about the ruling.

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A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:29

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.

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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.

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Ecuador's President Tests The Waters On Wiping Away Term Limits

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Fiery Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa had sworn that his current term, his third, would be his last. But his ruling party is now moving to remove constitutional term limits, potentially opening the door to a fourth term.

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Detroit's Crackdown To Collect Owed Money Means Thousands Lose Water

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Melissa Block speaks with Steve Pardo, a reporter with The Detroit News, about how and why Detroit is aggressively shutting off water service to residents.

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Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It's Not Quite Mortal

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

By a 5-4 majority along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has ruled that Illinois can't compel home health aides to pay union dues because it violates the First Amendment. The ruling is a defeat for unions, but it falls short of the kind of sweeping denunciation that could have derailed unions' fundraising and organizing efforts.

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In GM's Payout Plan, End Of The Road Is A Long Way Off

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Kenneth Feinberg, who also oversaw the Sept. 11 victims fund, is administering the compensation plan for victims of General Motors' ignition switch defect. There is no cap on the total amount GM will spend, and even drivers who were drunk or distracted are eligible for compensation if the defect had any impact on their accident.

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ISIS Gets A Rebrand, Declaring Its New Caliphate In The Process

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

The militant group that has swept over much of Syria and now Iraq has renamed itself. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria now wants to be called, simply, "The Islamic State." It's a new and ambitious claim to rule the Muslim world.

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