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New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin TunaThe U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.

The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years ExtinctPassenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant birds. Massive flocks of more than 1 million would darken the sky.

NATO To Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force For Eastern Europe

NATO To Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force For Eastern EuropeNATO leaders are expected to set up a rapid-response force to deploy quickly to eastern Europe to defend against potential Russian aggression at their meeting in Wales later this week.

After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts DownAfter operating for only two years, the Revel Casino Hotel has closed down, part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention CenterPolice near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.

3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their ReleaseThree Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. to send a senior representative to secure their release.

Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After Collapse

Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After CollapseRescue workers in Nicaragua were trying to reach four trapped miners in the gold and silver mine in the country's south-central city of Bonanza, after 22 others were freed.

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By RamsMichael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted to an NFL team, has been released by the St. Louis Rams, the team has announced.

Hong Kong Activists Protest China’s Control Of Leadership Vote

Hong Kong Activists Protest China’s Control Of Leadership VotePro-democracy activists have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest China's rejection of pleas that the territory hold an open election for its next chief executive three years from now.