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Shiite Leaders Urge Iraqis To Rise Up Against Sunni Extremists

Fri, 2014-06-13 03:25

The militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria already controls the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and has now taken towns in Diyalah province.

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Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Thu, 2014-06-12 23:04

Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.

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Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Thu, 2014-06-12 23:03

Unsecure Wi-Fi networks have been a well-known vulnerability in the tech industry for years. They can let even an unsophisticated hacker capture your traffic and possibly steal your identity.

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Texas Rep. Sessions Withdraws From Bid For Majority Leader Post

Thu, 2014-06-12 17:13

With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.

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Pew Poll: More Americans Are Political Purists

Thu, 2014-06-12 17:03

Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

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Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:54

The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."

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POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

Thu, 2014-06-12 14:41

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.

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More Brutal Killings Of Women In Northern India

Thu, 2014-06-12 14:40

Two bodies have been found in as many days hanging from trees in Uttar Pradesh. The deaths follow the murder of two teenage sisters last month.

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Brazil Wins World Cup Opener Against Croatia, 3-1

Thu, 2014-06-12 14:30

After a bad start, Brazil recovered to defeat Croatia in the first game of the iconic soccer competition.

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The Big Numbers Behind Eric Cantor's Failed Primary Bid

Thu, 2014-06-12 14:18

Political action committees poured cash into the House majority leader's campaign, posting big contributions in the final days of the race. Tea Party-backed challenger David Brat was all but ignored.

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4 Key Things To Know About The Islamist Surge In Iraq

Thu, 2014-06-12 13:37

The extremist Sunni group ISIS has taken several cities and is threatening to take more. But the triumphs have come in Sunni areas and the fighting will get much harder if ISIS attacks Shiite turf.

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Brain Injuries Rose In Cities After Bike-Sharing Rolled Out

Thu, 2014-06-12 13:33

When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.

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New Poet Laureate: 'The Meaning Has Always Stayed The Same'

Thu, 2014-06-12 13:29

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright, who will serve as the next poet laureate, tells NPR's Melissa Block that his inspirations — landscape, language and God — have stayed constant for 50 years.

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Thai Junta To Foreign Journalists: 'Don't Call It A Coup'

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:42

A spokesman for Thailand's new military regime says that the action by the army last month to topple the elected government "is totally different" from previous coups.

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Starbucks Makes Itself More Addictive With Wireless Phone Charging

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:29

If you have a capable device, no more cords or outlets required to charge your smartphone — not at Starbucks locations, anyway.

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Brazilians Greet The World Cup Kickoff With Protests And Tear Gas

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01

In Brazil, thousands of protesters clashed with police just hours before the World Cup opening ceremony. The streets of Sao Paolo were filled with tear gas and concussion grenades.

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The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01

Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest.

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As Iraq Comes Apart At The Seams, Washington Weighs What To Do

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01

Grave questions face the Iraqi government, and U.S. officials are scrambling to decide what to do. The U.S. helped shape the country; is there anything it can — or would — do to keep it together?

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As Militants Sweep South Across Iraq, A View From The North

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01

A shift in power is underway in Iraq, where the jihadi group ISIS has captured several cities in a recent offensive. Jane Arraf is a reporter for Al Jazeera America, and she comments on the violence.

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Facebook Announces Plans To Sell More User Data To Advertisers

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01

Facebook will share users' Web browsing habits with advertisers in order to help the latter target their ads more effectively. At the same time, Facebook announced a feature that allows users to see why targeted ads are coming their way.

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