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To Find America’s Nuclear Missiles, Try Google Maps

To Find America’s Nuclear Missiles, Try Google MapsEarlier this week, NPR ran a short series I did on America's land-based nuclear missiles. One diagram in particular raised a few eyebrows: It showed the location of a Missile Alert Facility, along with the silos for 10 nuclear weapons.

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, DiesAs one South African journalist put it on Twitter, this tale is worthy of Aesop: It starts on a South African highway on Thursday. A truck is transporting two giraffes and as you might imagine, it creates a great buzz among drivers.

Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is Over

Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is OverIt was negotiated as a three-day humanitarian cease-fire that was to start at 8 a.m. local time today.

Kentucky Buoys Noah’s Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Kentucky Buoys Noah’s Ark Park With Millions In New Tax BreaksKentucky has approved $18 million in new tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park that is to feature a 510-foot-long replica of Noah's Ark.

Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot

Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing PotLots of people are making money off marijuana sales. Officials in San Bernardino, a Southern California city that filed for bankruptcy in 2012, are suggesting that it might as well profit too.

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For VetsThe House voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would address widespread problems with health care for veterans.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against ObamaThe House voted Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, claiming that he has overstepped the limits of his executive authority.

Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In Ukraine

Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In UkraineExperts from Australia and The Netherlands have been trying to get to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine for a week.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State’s Controversial Labor Law

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State’s Controversial Labor LawHanding Gov. Scott Walker an important election-year victory, the Wisconsin Supreme court on Thursday upheld a controversial labor law championed by the Republican governor.

Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To SeizeThe tanker, carrying $100 million worth of oil from Iraq, was in international waters and could not be seized by U.S. Marshals, the news agency says.