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What's Next For Iraq?

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54

Until the past few days, no one was talking about renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Here's a look at the ways the latest crisis could play out.

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Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.

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Washington Redskins' Federal Trademarks Cancelled

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:43

The agency ruled in a case brought by five Native Americans. The decision does not require the football team to change its name; the team confirms it will pursue an appeal.

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Japan Bans Possession Of Child Pornography

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:41

The country's new law makes the possession of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of nearly $10,000. But it excludes manga, animation and computer graphics.

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

Wed, 2014-06-18 05:18

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

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Fewer Women Are Having Labor Induced Early

Wed, 2014-06-18 05:03

Government data show that fewer women are having labor induced before 39 weeks for nonmedical reasons. Advocates say that change is good for the health of babies.

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Ukraine's President Announces Plan For Unilateral Cease-Fire

Wed, 2014-06-18 04:25

The break in action is to give armed separatists time to lay down their weapons, President Petro Poroshenko says.

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Militants Attack Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery As Sectarian Clashes Spread

Wed, 2014-06-18 03:30

Iraq's government is using limited air attacks to strike back at the Sunni group known as ISIS, which now controls large areas of northern Iraq.

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Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank

Tue, 2014-06-17 23:25

Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?

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Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Tue, 2014-06-17 23:25

Museums are filled with dead insects, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles meticulously gathered worldwide in the name of scientific discovery. But some researchers now say scientists should think twice.

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Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive

Tue, 2014-06-17 23:24

A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies, known as benefit corporations, also promise to create a tangible benefit to communities and the environment.

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Stairs Wobble Under The Weight Of World Cup Fans

Tue, 2014-06-17 19:43

A video of a staircase used by thousands of fans to get to and from the Maracana stadium shows the structure wobbling unnervingly on Sunday.

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Explosion In Nigeria Hits Gathering Of World Cup Fans

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:12

There is no immediate word on casualties and no claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram militants who are active in the region have called soccer un-Islamic.

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SunTrust To Pay Nearly $1 Billion For Mortgage Practices

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:51

The bank's mortgage-lending subsidiary agreed to pay $968 million and acknowledged that it failed to comply with federal requirements for processing FHA loans.

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How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:41

Yahoo has released its diversity figures as the tech industry grapples with a gender gap and low numbers of blacks and Latinos in its ranks.

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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:11

Some warn that the violence gripping the country could lead to another Sept. 11. But experts are skeptical, and Americans are wary of new military entanglements.

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Ga., Mo. Inmates Put To Death; First Since Botched Oklahoma Execution

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:33

Georgia and Missouri have executed inmates — the first since April's botched execution of a prisoner in Oklahoma. Florida is scheduled to execute an inmate later on Wednesday.

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Suspect's Capture Doesn't Arrest Benghazi Suspicions

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:06

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key suspect in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, did little to change the political polarity of the event.

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Hubble To Search For Last Stop On Pluto Probe's Itinerary

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:59

Before NASA's New Horizons probe visits Pluto next year, scientists hope they can find another "icy body" at the edge of the solar system for a final flyby.

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India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:57

India's transgender community is on a roll. Known as hijras, they recently won court recognition as part of a third gender. Now they're starring in a popular video urging drivers to buckle up.

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