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Jordan's Military Claims New Air Strikes Against ISIS

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:35

Outraged by the killing of their air force pilot, Jordanians are considering what their country can do to respond.

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Kerry Visits Kiev To Show Support For Beleaguered Ukrainian Government

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:35

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is under increasing pressure to provide weapons to the Ukrainians.

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Brian Williams Criticized For Exaggerated Iraq Story

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:35

NBC Chief Anchor Brian Williams is dealing with scathing criticism over his exaggerated accounts, over the years, of a helicopter landing under hostile fire in Iraq in 2003.

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RadioShack May Be On Verge Of Collapse

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:35

The end looks to be near for RadioShack. The nearly century old electronics retail chain is on the verge of bankruptcy. Audie Cornish talks to Jamie Lendino of PC Magazine.

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Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:35

More than 80 percent of high school students in Shanghai are myopic. A new study finds a link between higher income and poor eyesight. But the root cause is still hotly debated.

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First Stars Fired Up 140 Million Years Later Than Previously Thought

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:18

New data collected from the European Space Agency's Planck telescope shows that the first starlight in the universe occurred about 560 million years after the Big Bang.

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Decades After His Murder, An Archbishop Is Put On Path To Sainthood

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:15

Pope Francis has declared slain Archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr. Previous popes declined to do so, possibly because of Romero's role in liberation theology.

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FDA Commissioner Hamburg Grappled With Global Challenges

Thu, 2015-02-05 12:04

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says she'll leave the job at the end of March after six years in the spotlight and controversies over Plan B emergency contraception.

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Thu, 2015-02-05 11:31

The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.

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ISIS Is Killing, Torturing, Using Children As Suicide Bombers, Says U.N. Report

Thu, 2015-02-05 10:47

The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said it's reviewed reports of the mass execution of boys and of beheadings, crucifixions and the burying of children alive.

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All-Female Jihadi Group Delivers Guide To Life Under Islamic State

Thu, 2015-02-05 10:19

A manifesto posted online by the al-Khanssaa Brigade paints an idyllic picture of life for women and says "there is no greater responsibility for a woman than being a wife to her husband."

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Obama Condemns 'Horrific Acts' In The Name Of Religion

Thu, 2015-02-05 10:06

The president said that God never justifies the killing of innocent people. He also referred to the Dalai Lama, who attended the breakfast for the first time, as his "good friend."

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Harvard Bans Sexual Relationships Between Professors And Students

Thu, 2015-02-05 09:29

Last year, Harvard was among dozens of schools the Department of Education said it's investigating for how they handle sexual abuse allegations.

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A Brief, Weird History Of Squashed Asian-American TV Shows

Thu, 2015-02-05 09:17

With Fresh Off The Boat making waves, we look back at a colorful crop of shows with Asian-American leads that most of us have forgotten.

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Amy Pascal Out As Sony Pictures Chairman

Thu, 2015-02-05 08:40

The studio said she will launch a new production venture within Sony. Her departure comes shortly after the studio was hit by a cyberattack — one that exposed employee data and Pascal's emails.

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Pope Francis To Address Congress During U.S. Trip, Boehner Says

Thu, 2015-02-05 08:29

House Speaker John Boehner says Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24 during his first papal visit to the United States.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Convicted Of Sex Abuse

Thu, 2015-02-05 08:08

The jury of seven women and five men convicted the 70-year-old of six offences, including attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

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Pilot In Deadly Taiwan Crash Hailed As A Hero

Thu, 2015-02-05 07:19

The TransAsia Flight 235 crashed into a shallow river on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people. Taipei's mayor said the pilot had narrowly avoided buildings and likely more casualties.

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Jordan's Military Conducts Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:16

King Abdullah has vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the group after it released a video this week that showed a Jordanian pilot being burned alive.

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Argentina's President Will Write To Mia Farrow And Martina Navratilova About Scandal

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:14

Argentina's Secretary General of the Presidency Aníbal Fernandez says Mia Farrrow's statement about a controversial case is a "consequence of either misinformation .. or lack of it."

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