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U.S. Says It’s Monitoring For Possible North Korea Nuclear Test

U.S. Says It’s Monitoring For Possible North Korea Nuclear Test

The United States is urging North Korea to refrain from a new nuclear test amid indications of “heightened activity” at Pyongyang’s Punggye-ri test site.

Seven Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

Seven Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city’s main tourist zone

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

The latest word about the teenager who survived a ride Sunday from California to Hawaii in the frigid wheel well of a jet is that he may have hoped to eventually get to Somalia to be with his mother.

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court has ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.

Wheel Well Stowaway Was ‘Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea’

Wheel Well Stowaway Was ‘Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea’

The California teenager who survived a 5 1/2 hour flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was “just a runaway kid with a bad idea,” FBI Special Agent Tom Simon says.

UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

The likelihood of the upcoming climbing season on Mount Everest being canceled altogether seemed to veer from very possible to very unlikely to somewhere in between within the space of less than an hour on Tuesday as news reports came in from the world’s tallest mountain.

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

America may have a shot at rejoining the world’s most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.

As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

With the death toll continuing to rise and likely to exceed 300, the captain and crew of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea last week have been called cowards and accused of murder.

U.N. Reports Hundreds Killed In Ethnic Violence In South Sudan

U.N. Reports Hundreds Killed In Ethnic Violence In South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan says that “targeted killings of civilians” based on ethnicity were carried out in the war-torn country after rebels last week seized the city of Bentiu.

America’s Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

America’s Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

In the men’s field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile.

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