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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.

U.S. To Open Immigrant Family Detention Centers In Response To Influx

U.S. To Open Immigrant Family Detention Centers In Response To InfluxCiting a rise in the number of children and families attempting to immigrate into the Southwestern U.S. illegally, the Obama administration says it will use new detention facilities to house the families.

National Park Service temporarily bans drones in national parks

National Park Service temporarily bans drones in national parksFor now, drones are no longer allowed to fly on National Park lands. That news comes from the National Park Service, which said the unmanned aerial vehicles had disturbed the peace on several occasions at different national parks.

Video: Caught In Crossfire As ISIS Claims More Iraqi Cities

Video: Caught In Crossfire As ISIS Claims More Iraqi CitiesTo get a good feel for what exactly is happening on the ground in Iraq, watch this video of BBC correspondents who were caught in the crossfire.

The Twisty Tale Of The World’s Most Expensive Stamp

The Twisty Tale Of The World’s Most Expensive StampBlemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.

Harley-Davidson’s New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Harley-Davidson’s New Bike Hums, Instead Of RoaringDon't expect to hear the roar of a gas engine when you see the new motorcycle from Harley-Davidson. That's because it's powered by batteries.

Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup BallWhile many millions are enjoying the drama of the World Cup, a handful of scientists are keeping their eyes very closely on the ball.

Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits

Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal BenefitsThe Family Medical Leave Act's benefits will soon extend to married same-sex couples in all of the U.S., under a White House plan that will be formally announced today.

Number Of Displaced People Hits A High Last Seen In World War II

Number Of Displaced People Hits A High Last Seen In World War IIAt least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a UN agency says, announcing its tally of people who are seeking refuge or asylum, or who are internally displaced.

Amazon Unleashes Fire Phone To Compete With Apple, Samsung

Amazon Unleashes Fire Phone To Compete With Apple, SamsungIt's called the Fire Phone, and Amazon is hoping that its entry into the mobile arena will prove a hot seller that puts the iconic brand at everyone's fingertips.