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Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close VoteThe vote came after President Obama stopped short of saying he would veto the bill, but he encouraged Congress not to take action before a long-awaited State Department review of the project is fully complete.

Indonesia Urged To Stop ‘Virginity Tests’ For Female Police Recruits

Indonesia Urged To Stop ‘Virginity Tests’ For Female Police RecruitsHuman Rights Watch interviewed female police officers and police applicants in six cities across Indonesia who were subjected to the "two-finger test" to determine if they were virgins.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: All 50 States Hit 32 Degrees

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: All 50 States Hit 32 DegreesEven Hawaii, where Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano reaching 13,800 feet above sea level, was below freezing.

U.K.’s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

U.K.’s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become BishopsThe move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares EmergencyNixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest.

DEA Agents Conduct Surprise Inspections Of NFL Teams

DEA Agents Conduct Surprise Inspections Of NFL TeamsThe inspections are related to a lawsuit that claimed NFL medical staff keep players on the field by handing out powerful and addictive narcotics without prescriptions.

Take It In: ‘Vape’ Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

Take It In: ‘Vape’ Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The YearIn case you've never frequented a vape shop, the word can apply both to breathing an e-cigarette's vapor and to an e-cigarette device.

ISIS Issues Video Showing Beheading Of American Aid Worker

ISIS Issues Video Showing Beheading Of American Aid WorkerThe White House has confirmed that a video released by the self-declared Islamic State that shows the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria who was kidnapped in 2013, is authentic.

HealthCare.gov Has Improved, But Obamacare Still Faces Problems

HealthCare.gov Has Improved, But Obamacare Still Faces ProblemsThe second enrollment period at HealthCare.gov began Saturday, and so far, it's gone much more smoothly than the start of last year's first open enrollment, which was full of glitches and saw only a handful of people able to enroll the first day.

G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On Russia

G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On RussiaPresident Obama departed the venue of the annual G20 summit in Australia today, declaring it had been a "strong week for American leadership."