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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.

Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In BeijiIn an attempt to stop the juggernaut advance of the Sunni extremist group ISIS, Iraq's central government says the fight for the country's largest oil refinery is far from over.

Defending Champ Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup

Defending Champ Spain Knocked Out Of World CupChile beat Spain, 2-0, in group play Wednesday, knocking the defending champs out of soccer's World Cup. Both goals came in the first half.

Hubble To Search For Last Stop On Pluto Probe’s Itinerary

Hubble To Search For Last Stop On Pluto Probe’s ItineraryThe Hubble Space Telescope is being pressed into service to search for a post-Pluto "icy body" as a last stop for NASA's New Horizons probe.

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New PlanA large swath of the Atlantic Ocean could soon be used to generate electricity, as a U.S. agency proposes opening more than 1,000 square miles of ocean to wind energy projects.

U.S. Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Attack In Benghazi

U.S. Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Attack In BenghaziThe United States has captured a militant suspected of leading the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.

U.S. Launches Investigation Into Disappearance Of Bergdahl

U.S. Launches Investigation Into Disappearance Of BergdahlThe U.S. Army has launched an investigation into the "facts and circumstances" surrounding both how Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in Afghanistan and his capture by the Taliban.

Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave 2 Dead, Others In Hospital

Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave 2 Dead, Others In HospitalAt least two people are dead and 16 others are in critical condition after two large tornadoes hit northeast Nebraska, devastating the small town of Pilger and damaging other areas.