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In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In GazaA senior minister in the British government's foreign office tendered her resignation on Tuesday, protesting what she said was the U.K. government's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug UsersWelfare recipients in Tennessee now have to declare any prior drug history when they apply for public assistance.

Coalition Service Members Shot During Attack In Afghanistan

Coalition Service Members Shot During Attack In AfghanistanAn attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at service members of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly ThereIt's been a long journey, but it's nearly over. On Wednesday, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will finally arrive at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy’s Gains

President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy’s GainsTouting rosy U.S. economic news that has come out this week, President Obama said America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he also said the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress were working harder.

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too FarA Pentagon plan to cut tens of thousands of soldiers from the U.S. Army's ranks in coming years goes too far given the growing global threats, including Russian aggression in Ukraine and unrest in Syria and Iraq, a bipartisan review panel says.

Mudslides, Flooding Strand Thousands In California

Mudslides, Flooding Strand Thousands In CaliforniaStrong rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in Southern California on Sunday, killing one and stranding thousands.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’"Our water is safe." That's the word this morning from Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, who lifted a 3-day-old ban on using the city's water supply.

Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling SqueezedAir travel in some of eastern China's busiest airports has slowed to a crawl over the past week or so, stranding thousands of travelers and igniting debate about the increasing competition between military and civilian flights for the country's airspace.

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.