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Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Major Iraqi City

Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Major Iraqi CityOvernight in Iraq, the al-Qaida splinter group ISIS overtook large parts of Mosul, one of the country's most populous cities.

Tracking Road Kill? There’s An App For That, Too

Tracking Road Kill? There’s An App For That, TooA team of scientists at Utah State University have developed a smartphone application to make the task easier and are hoping that "citizen scientists" will help them compile a road kill database.

Husband Of Woman Stoned To Death In Pakistan Killed First Wife

Husband Of Woman Stoned To Death In Pakistan Killed First WifeA man whose pregnant wife was stoned to death by angry relatives in Pakistan earlier this week has admitted that he killed his first wife so he could remarry.

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty To Helping U.S. Tax Evaders

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty To Helping U.S. Tax EvadersCredit Suisse AG has pleaded guilty to helping wealthy Americans evade taxes in offshore havens, and the Swiss bank has agreed to pay U.S. authorities $2.6 billion in penalties, the Justice Department has announced.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay MarriageA federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, saying it violated the Constitution's Equal Protection clause.

Victories In Oregon, Utah For Same-Sex-Marriage Proponents

Victories In Oregon, Utah For Same-Sex-Marriage ProponentsFederal judges in two states have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, with a decision in Oregon overturning a ban on the practice and another in Utah ordering officials to recognize more than 1,000 marriages that had been thrown into legal limbo.

NFL Draft’s First Round: Manziel Slides, No Running Backs Taken

NFL Draft’s First Round: Manziel Slides, No Running Backs TakenThe first round of the NFL brought a few surprises Thursday, after No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina went to the Houston Texans, as many expected.

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are TrueVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki tells NPR that he's determined to get to the bottom of allegations that veterans may have died at a Phoenix VA hospital while waiting for care.

Former U.S. General In Africa: ‘I Think We Can’ Help Find Nigerian Girls

Former U.S. General In Africa: ‘I Think We Can’ Help Find Nigerian GirlsWhat can the U.S. — or anyone — do to return more than 200 abducted girls to their families in Nigeria? And what might happen if the U.S. engages with another violent group of extremists? Retired Gen. Carter Ham, who until last year led the U.S. African Command, says there's still a chance to help.

Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging Stunt

Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging StuntNine circus performers sustained serious injuries Sunday in Rhode Island, where calamity struck a morning show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.