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Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon EmissionsAustralia became the first country in the world to repeal a carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott made good on a campaign promise to get rid of the unpopular law.

California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car Chase

California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car ChaseA bank robbery in California ended in a running gunbattle between police and three armed men in an hourlong car chase.

Plan To Make 6 States Out Of California May Head To Ballot

Plan To Make 6 States Out Of California May Head To BallotBackers of a plan to cut California into six states say they now have enough signatures from supporters to get their proposal on a general-election ballot in the state.

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big ChangesIn a bid to shore up sagging numbers, the Peace Corps on Tuesday announced significant changes to its application process.

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant WorkersDiscrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said this week.

A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The PhilippinesAt least a dozen people were killed as the Philippines was battered by its first typhoon of the season on Wednesday. Since the storm passed through major population centers, officials were relieved that the death toll wasn't higher.

Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business Apps

Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business AppsApple announced on Tuesday a deal with the company it once painted as Big Brother in its infamous 1984 ad: IBM.

Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A Woman

Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A WomanThe Mighty Thor, the Son of Odin, the God of Thunder, the comic book god with the hammer is a woman.

Israel Warns People To Leave Gaza As Cease-Fire Debate Continues

Israel Warns People To Leave Gaza As Cease-Fire Debate ContinuesLess than a day after a cease-fire seemed possible, Israel warned tens of thousands of Gaza residents to leave their homes ahead of fresh strikes. Those who received the warning were given until 8 a.m. local time Wednesday to leave.

With Bright Benches, London Shows Off Its Love Of Books

With Bright Benches, London Shows Off Its Love Of BooksChicago had cows, St. Louis has cakes and now London has benches that look like opened books.