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In Search For Missing Teens, Israel Cracks Down On Hamas

Sat, 2014-06-21 01:19

The Israeli security forces are searching for three missing teenagers in the West Bank. In the process, the forces have also arrested more than 300 suspected militants.

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Presbyterians To Divest As Protest Against Israel

Fri, 2014-06-20 19:23

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians.

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CDC Says More Workers Potentially Exposed To Live Anthrax

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:55

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased to 86 the number of its personnel who it says may have been exposed to live anthrax at three labs in Atlanta.

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After Mosul's Fall, Iraqis Adjust To New Normal Under ISIS

Fri, 2014-06-20 13:44

Not all Sunnis are on board with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, even if they oppose the Iraqi government. One ranking Sunni cleric in northern Iraq hints at limits to the group's influence.

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Dust Clouds Big Bang Signal

Fri, 2014-06-20 13:35

A team claiming to have spied the earliest moments of the universe may have actually seen little more than galactic dust.

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GOP Lawmakers Confront IRS Chief Over Lost Emails

Fri, 2014-06-20 13:23

Commissioner John Koskinen got a frosty reception from Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee, who accused him of lying about computer crashes that he says account for the missing data.

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U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:57

Medical device company Medtronic is merging with another firm and moving its legal headquarters to Ireland. The move is a tax-saving strategy called "inversion," and it's growing more common.

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From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:49

Of the hundreds of migrants that U.S. border agents catch daily in the Rio Grande Valley, 20 percent are unaccompanied minors. Instead of catching lawbreakers, the agents say, they're baby-sitting.

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Syrian War Sparks A Spike In Worldwide Level Of Displaced People

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:36

On World Refugee Day, the United Nations' refugee agency is reporting that the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes grew to more than 50 million — a level unseen since World War II.

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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran faces a tough runoff election against challenger Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator. Mississippi voters will decide whether Cochran gets a chance at a seventh term.

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IRS Chief Tangles With Lawmakers Over Missing Emails

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee. He tells lawmakers how emails that possibly reveal scrutiny given to Tea Party groups vanished from IRS computers.

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VA Bill Was An Easy Sell, But Some Senators Still Feel Sticker Shock

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

A preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says that a Veterans Affairs bill recently passed by the Senate could cost $50 billion per year. No lawmaker wants to vote against veterans, but the price tag has a lot of lawmakers nervous.

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The Mystery Tweeter Inside ISIS

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

Jacob Siegel of The Daily Beast wrote about an insider with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who is documenting the militant group's squabbles online. Siegel speaks with host Robert Siegel about what he learned of life inside ISIS.

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In Trafficking Report, A Stark Warning About Thai Fishing Industry

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

The U.S. state department has issued its annual report on human trafficking. And the report includes a warning to American seafood importers: Clean up supply chains that include Thailand.

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Brimming With Extras, Palestinian Government Feels Unity Pains

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

After a deal between Hamas and Fatah, the Palestinian Authority faces a puzzle: What do you do with an extra 40,000 employees? Thousands of Fatah workers want their posts back, which poses a problem for the government workers who have kept things running since the groups' split seven years ago.

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Down From The Mountains, Pakistanis Flee Military Offensive

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

In Pakistan, people continue to flood out of the mountains bordering Afghanistan. An estimated 200,000 people have abandoned their homes and livestock to escape a new phase of war underway in the North Waziristan tribal area.

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In Obama's Iraq Plan, An Answer That Breeds More Questions

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

President Obama says U.S. military personnel will advise Iraqi forces, not to serve in combat. But the proposal raises more questions: What are the rules of engagement? And how long will they stay?

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From Organic Pioneers, Son Inherits Passion, Just Not For Farming

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:17

Arlo Crawford's parents started the kind of small, organic farm that's now trendy, back before it was trendy. But it was his parents' dream, not his. He's now written a book about the experience.

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'Central Park 5' Win $40 Million From NYC For False Convictions

Fri, 2014-06-20 11:14

Five black and Hispanic men who were falsely accused in the sensational 1989 attack on a white woman in Central Park said they were railroaded by police.

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West Africa Is 'Overwhelmed' By Ebola

Fri, 2014-06-20 11:01

The sheer number of places where Ebola is popping up — in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — puts a strain on medical workers. They're still trying to control the outbreak that began in February.

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