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Israel Shoots Down Drone As Clash With Hamas Continues

Israel Shoots Down Drone As Clash With Hamas ContinuesExchanges of rockets and airstrikes continue between Israel and militants in Gaza, one week after violence broke out in the area.

Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On Tuesday

Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On TuesdayLegal marijuana sales are set to begin in Washington state as early as Tuesday after authorities began issuing retail licenses to stores.

Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon SpatThis week two different sets of authors sent open letters to their "readers" urging them to take one side or the other in the ongoing controversy.

Purling In Anger: Arrest Breaks Up ‘Knit-In’ At Vermont Utility

Purling In Anger: Arrest Breaks Up ‘Knit-In’ At Vermont UtilityA "knit-in" was broken up in South Burlington on Wednesday, after five women who are unhappy with a Vermont Gas pipeline plan occupied the utility's waiting room — and occupied themselves by knitting.

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.

Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops Immunity

Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops ImmunityRemember last week when President Obama said he planned to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq? Well, the U.S. couldn't do it until the Iraqi government gave U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution, through what's called a "diplomatic note."

Ga., Mo. Inmates Put To Death; First Since Botched Oklahoma Execution

Ga., Mo. Inmates Put To Death; First Since Botched Oklahoma ExecutionA Georgia inmate convicted of rape and murder has become the first person to be executed in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of a prisoner in Oklahoma.

With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans MicrobeadsIllinois became the first state in the union to ban microbeads, the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap.

L.A. Kings Earn Shot At Stanley Cup With Win Over Chicago Blackhawks

L.A. Kings Earn Shot At Stanley Cup With Win Over Chicago BlackhawksThe L.A. Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in a dramatic Game 7 overtime win.

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo DetaineeIn the first ruling of its kind, District Judge Gladys Kessler has halted the force-feeding of a Syrian man being detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
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