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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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Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:16

An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.

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Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:13

The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.

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NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:37

NASA is asking the public to help it develop new ways to bring their technology to the commercial market. Daniel Lockney of NASA tells us more about this crowdsourcing, profit-sharing initiative.

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Sandwich Monday: The Concrete

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:26

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.

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Altidore Will Be Ready For Belgium, U.S. Soccer Says

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:03

Forward Jozy Altidore, who missed the U.S. team's last two World Cup games with a strained hamstring, is "ready and available" to play Tuesday, U.S. Soccer has announced.

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Israel Says Bodies Of 3 Students Have Been Recovered

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:48

After the teens were captured earlier this month, Israel launched a sweeping search. The kidnappings have inflamed relations between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Luis Suarez Apologizes For Biting Rival At World Cup

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:47

The Uruguayan striker was banned by FIFA for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in last week's World Cup soccer game.

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The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:41

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.

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Ramadan In A Warzone: Is This Time Of Reflection Enough To Stop Conflict?

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:41

Ramadan is a time of quiet reflection for Muslims around the world. But what is it like for those who find themselves trapped in the middle of violent conflicts? Host Michel Martin finds out.

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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:31

The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.

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What's A Caliphate?

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:01

A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly 100 years ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.

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Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:36

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the automaker.

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The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:14

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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America's Search For Meming

Mon, 2014-06-30 07:11

Images of the past remind us of memes of the present. And vice versa.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Mon, 2014-06-30 06:21

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.

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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Mon, 2014-06-30 06:19

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

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Emergency Slide Deploys Inside U.S. Jetliner, Forcing A Landing

Mon, 2014-06-30 05:34

The plane had been heading from Chicago to Southern California; instead, the scary incident forced startled passengers to spend Sunday night in Wichita.

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