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Iraq: Militants Kill Senior Army Leader; Maliki Resists Changes

Wed, 2014-06-25 04:25

In the face of gains by extremist Sunni militants, Iraq's Shiite leader rejects calls for a unity government. The ISIS force has reportedly been attacked by Syrian warplanes in Iraq.

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Actor Eli Wallach, Who Brought Hint Of Humanity To Villainous Roles, Dies

Wed, 2014-06-25 03:44

For decades, Eli Wallach won fans by bringing humanity and humor to roles that pitted him as a villain against titans such as Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen. Wallach was 98.

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Two Glorious Science Experiments: One About Sex, The Other About Lunch

Wed, 2014-06-25 03:03

In the 1760s, an Italian scientist ran a sex experiment that required putting teeny trousers on some ardent male frogs. Hot guys in pants, it turns out, aren't so hot.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

Wed, 2014-06-25 01:04

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

Wed, 2014-06-25 01:04

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

Tue, 2014-06-24 23:32

In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.

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Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

Tue, 2014-06-24 23:29

In the 1980s and '90s, thousands of Cubans fleeing to the U.S. passed through Mariel port. Today, it's the site of an ambitious special economic zone that is filling many locals with optimism.

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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

Tue, 2014-06-24 23:28

In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.

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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

Tue, 2014-06-24 23:27

A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.

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Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

Tue, 2014-06-24 23:25

There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."

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Hachette Book Group Buys Perseus

Tue, 2014-06-24 22:09

The news comes at a time when Hachette is in contentious negotiations with Amazon.com, which has slowed shipments, reduced discounts and removed pre-order buttons for numerous Hachette releases.

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Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

Tue, 2014-06-24 19:49

The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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Miss. Sen Thad Cochran Defeats Tea Party Challenger

Tue, 2014-06-24 19:02

The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.

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New House Leadership Puts Export Bank On Shakier Ground

Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35

Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

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Methodists Reinstate Minister Who Officiated At Son's Gay Marriage

Tue, 2014-06-24 15:10

Frank Schaefer, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has won an appeal and had his pastoral credentials restored.

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'Star Wars' Museum Lands In Chicago

Tue, 2014-06-24 14:50

Filmmaker George Lucas has selected the Windy City to house his collection of art and movie memorabilia. San Francisco had also reportedly been in contention.

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'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much

Tue, 2014-06-24 13:48

A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.

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A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide

Tue, 2014-06-24 13:15

The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.

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Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad

Tue, 2014-06-24 13:07

The smiling spouse, kids and a dog once made for a perfect campaign ad. But politicians are increasingly turning to their parents to help them make the pitch to voters.

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Living Up To His Past, Suarez Apparently Bites Italian Opponent

Tue, 2014-06-24 13:04

Uruguay's win against Italy was overshadowed by a bite. Once again, Luis Suarez courted controversy at a World Cup Game.

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