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NASCAR’s Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely Over Domestic Abuse

NASCAR’s Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely Over Domestic AbuseNASCAR has decided to suspend Kurt Busch for an indefinite period of time, after a family court judge ruled that "it is more likely than not" that Busch physically abused his ex-girlfriend.

Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual Alive

Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual AliveA new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.

Same-Sex Couple Gets Married In Texas, After Judge Defies Gay-Marriage Ban

Same-Sex Couple Gets Married In Texas, After Judge Defies Gay-Marriage BanTwo Austin women became the first gay couple to legally marry in the state of Texas on Thursday.

Twin Cyclones Slam Australia’s North Coasts

Twin Cyclones Slam Australia’s North CoastsIn what is being described as an unprecedented occurrence, Australia is getting slammed by two major cyclones at the same time.

U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find AlternativesThanks to contract disputes between the shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers. About 50 cargo ships are anchored offshore, waiting to be unloaded.

U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This SpringLooking to take back a city that has high strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military will launch an offensive against fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the coming months, a senior U.S. military official says.

Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay RaiseStarting in April, the company's full- and part-time U.S. employees will earn at least $9 an hour, at least $1.75 above today's federal minimum wage.

British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.

British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.British fighter jets scrambled from their base on Wednesday after two Russian long-range bombers skirted the coast of Cornwall, in the southwest of England.

Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam ‘An Ugly Lie’

Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam ‘An Ugly Lie’"The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie and all of us — regardless of our faith — have a responsibility to reject it," President Obama said Thursday, at a summit on defusing violent extremism.

Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service Director

Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service DirectorFour months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service on Wednesday.