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U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To GermanyThe U.S. men's soccer team has finished second in its World Cup group, after a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. The Americans will advance after Portugal beat Ghana 2-1.

Reports Of New Fighting Rattle Ukraine’s Truce As Kerry Urges Russia To Help

Reports Of New Fighting Rattle Ukraine’s Truce As Kerry Urges Russia To HelpAn exchange of mortar fire has been reported in eastern Ukraine, where government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces had been observing an uneasy ceasefire in the past week. The news comes as Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could face sanctions if it doesn't help end the violence.

Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone StrikesU.S. strategy that relies on armed drones to kill terrorism suspects overseas "rests on questionable assumptions and risks increasing instability and escalating costs," according to a year-long study by a group of prominent military, intelligence and foreign policy experts.

Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany Showdown

Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany ShowdownThe U.S. team plays its final game in group play against world No. 2-ranked Germany at noon EDT in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife. The stakes couldn't be higher, and the intrigue is all here, folks.

NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana Crash

NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana CrashPilot misjudgment and an over-reliance on automated systems were the main causes of last year's crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco that killed three people, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

On Capitol Hill, A Debate Over What’s Driving Central American Exodus

On Capitol Hill, A Debate Over What’s Driving Central American ExodusDuring the last fiscal year, Border Patrol apprehended more than 24,000 unaccompanied children. But by mid-June of this fiscal year, that number had already doubled to more than 52,000.

Report Points To ‘Dangerous Militarization’ Of U.S. Law Enforcement

Report Points To ‘Dangerous Militarization’ Of U.S. Law EnforcementU.S. law enforcement at all levels has undergone a dangerous militarization in recent years the American Civil Liberties Union says in a new report.

Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal Exhibit

Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal ExhibitInvertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo due to budget problems. The Invertebrate Exhibit was shut down Sunday, less than a week after the closure was publicly announced.

Kerry Visits Kurds To Urge A United Iraq

Kerry Visits Kurds To Urge A United IraqSecretary of State John Kerry talked to Kurdish leaders in Irbil today, urging them to keep the autonomous region as part of Iraq. Kerry's visit came as the Sunni extremist group ISIS says it has cemented control of Iraq's largest oil refinery, and as sectarian divisions are threatening to pull Iraq apart.

In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In June

In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In JuneThe United Nations has some grim news on Iraq this morning: It says at least 1,075 people were killed in June as Sunni militants overtook some significant cities in the country.