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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.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus appears to have jumped from one human to another for the first time in United States.

Exoplanet’s Spin Detected For First Time — And It’s Fast

Exoplanet’s Spin Detected For First Time — And It’s FastTime flies, you say to yourself all the time. Well, here's a little perspective: In a gassy planet about 65 light years away from Earth a day only lasts eight hours.

China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is ContaminatedUnbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time.