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ISIS Declares Caliphate As Iraq Fights To Retake Tikrit

ISIS Declares Caliphate As Iraq Fights To Retake TikritExtremist Sunni group ISIS has announced a plan to rule the territory it has carved out of Iraq and Syria in recent months, in a declaration that touches on public services, salaries, and compensation for damages from the violence.

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care WorkersThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that some public employees cannot be required to contribute to unions.

Report Blames ‘Corrosive Culture’ For Problems In VA System

Report Blames ‘Corrosive Culture’ For Problems In VA SystemA White House investigation into the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country found that "there are significant and chronic systematic failures" that need to be addressed.

Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop ExecutionsDeath row inmates in two states are taking legal action to stop states from using the kind of multi-drug protocol that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio.

Top Shiite Cleric Calls For Deal On Next Iraqi Leader Amid Crisis

Top Shiite Cleric Calls For Deal On Next Iraqi Leader Amid CrisisIraq's most-revered Shiite cleric called on the country's political blocs to agree on a prime minister in the next four days, putting pressure on a government that is struggling to address the growing security crisis.

U.S. Says It Won’t Make More Anti-Personnel Landmines

U.S. Says It Won’t Make More Anti-Personnel LandminesSaying that it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make "or otherwise acquire" anti-personnel landmines.

Suarez Ban Is ‘Excessive,’ Bite Victim Says

Suarez Ban Is ‘Excessive,’ Bite Victim SaysGiorgio Chiellini, the Italian defender whose shoulder bore teeth marks after a clash with Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match Tuesday, says FIFA's four-month ban of Suarez is too harsh.

GM Stops Selling Late-Model Chevy Cruzes; Recall Expected

GM Stops Selling Late-Model Chevy Cruzes; Recall ExpectedGeneral Motors has issued an order to stop selling 2013 and 2014 model years of the Chevrolet Cruze compact car because of air bags that might not inflate properly.

North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen Comedy

North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen ComedyWhile it's hard to imagine Seth Rogen and James Franco being the proximate cause of World War III, the stars of Pineapple Express have prompted the latest round of blustery threats from North Korea.

U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its Oil

U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its OilA U.S. ban on exporting crude oil that has stood for nearly 40 years could be eased a bit this summer, as the Obama administration is seen clearing a path for American companies to export the first shipments of unrefined oil in decades.