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Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops Immunity

Mon, 2014-06-23 11:31

Back in 2011, Iraq refused to grant American troops immunity, so the U.S. pulled out leaving no residual forces.

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Beijing: Hong Kong Democracy Referendum 'An Illegal Farce'

Mon, 2014-06-23 11:11

State-run media have denounced the unofficial vote organized by pro-democracy activists. So far, more than 700,000 people have cast ballots.

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Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

Mon, 2014-06-23 10:11

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Mon, 2014-06-23 09:38

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:59

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.

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Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:54

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.

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Top Malaysian Court Upholds Ruling On Who Can Use 'Allah'

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

A lower court decided last year that only Muslims can use the word to describe God. But the government now says the ruling applied only to the Catholic newspaper that brought the case.

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Christian Woman Escapes Death In Sudan Over Conversion

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, says she was raised an Orthodox Christian after being born to a Muslim father. A court ordered her release Monday, throwing out a death sentence.

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U.S. Court Releases Obama Administration's 'Drone Memo'

Mon, 2014-06-23 07:19

The memo explains the administration's legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.

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Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal Exhibit

Mon, 2014-06-23 07:06

Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo after the exhibit was shuttered due to budget issues.

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Chemical Weapons Watchdog Ships Last Declared Chemicals Out Of Syria

Mon, 2014-06-23 07:05

Nine months after the mission started, the last remaining chemicals that had been identified for removal from Syria were loaded on a Danish ship. The OPCW called it a "major landmark."

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Netanyahu Says Israel Has Proof Hamas Is Behind Kidnapping Of Teens

Mon, 2014-06-23 05:35

The Israeli prime minister said that while he appreciates help from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, he also wants Abbas to renege on the unity government formed with Hamas.

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Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

Mon, 2014-06-23 05:27

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.

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Egyptian Court Sentences Journalists To Lengthy Prison Terms

Mon, 2014-06-23 04:16

Three journalists who work for Al-Jazeera have been sentenced to prison terms — two for seven years and a third for 10 years — by an Egyptian court. The three men were accused of aiding terrorists.

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Kerry Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister In Baghdad Amid ISIS Crisis

Mon, 2014-06-23 03:10

On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came closer than he has before to joining the chorus of those calling for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down.

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Egypt Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Reporters To 7 Years

Mon, 2014-06-23 01:03

An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.

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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

Mon, 2014-06-23 00:32

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.

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Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

Sun, 2014-06-22 23:50

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.

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The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

Sun, 2014-06-22 23:31

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.

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As Carmakers Recall Vehicles, Dealers Might Make A Profit

Sun, 2014-06-22 23:30

When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.

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