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U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This SpringLooking to take back a city that has high strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military will launch an offensive against fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the coming months, a senior U.S. military official says.

Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay RaiseStarting in April, the company's full- and part-time U.S. employees will earn at least $9 an hour, at least $1.75 above today's federal minimum wage.

British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.

British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.British fighter jets scrambled from their base on Wednesday after two Russian long-range bombers skirted the coast of Cornwall, in the southwest of England.

Obama: We Must Change The Narrative On Islam To Combat Violent Extremists

Obama: We Must Change The Narrative On  Islam To Combat Violent ExtremistsPresident Obama said people of all faiths have to try to change the narrative that Islam is incompatible with a modern society, if the international community is to combat what he called a "generational challenge."

Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most Bostonians

Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most BostoniansJust a little more than a month since Boston was chosen to become the next American city to put together an Olympic bid, Bostonians seem to be getting cold feet.

Red Cross Criticizes NPR’s Coverage; NPR And ProPublica Respond

Red Cross Criticizes NPR’s Coverage; NPR And ProPublica RespondThe American Red Cross recently sent NPR and ProPublica a request for corrections to our series of stories detailing problems at the Red Cross, including its response to Superstorm Sandy.

Beagle Miss P Is Named Westminster Dog Show’s Best

Beagle Miss P Is Named Westminster Dog Show’s BestThe first beagle to win top honors at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show was Uno in 2008. His grandniece Miss P followed in his pawprints Tuesday night.

Ashton Carter Is Sworn In As Obama’s 4th Defense Secretary

Ashton Carter Is Sworn In As Obama’s 4th Defense SecretaryCarter was sworn in as the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense after starting his day with meetings at the Pentagon.

New York’s Top Judge Calls For Overhaul Of State’s Grand Jury System

New York’s Top Judge Calls For Overhaul Of State’s Grand Jury SystemFollowing two controversial decisions by grand juries in New York and in Missouri, New York's top judge is calling for an overhaul of the system.

Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From Banks

Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From BanksPutting in place a sophisticated digital racket, hackers were able to steal millions of dollars from up to 100 banks in what the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is calling "the most successful criminal cyber campaign we have ever seen."