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Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A Woman

Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A WomanThe Mighty Thor, the Son of Odin, the God of Thunder, the comic book god with the hammer is a woman.

Moscow Metro Train Derails, Causing Deaths And Many Injuries

Moscow Metro Train Derails, Causing Deaths And Many Injuriest least two subway cars jumped off their tracks in a tunnel in Moscow's metro system during morning rush hour today, wounding 150 people, some of them severely, and killing at least 19 others, emergency officials say.

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain’s ‘Assisted Dying’ BillRetired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu, who describes as "disgraceful" the way former South African President Nelson Mandela was treated in his last, enfeebled days, has thrown his support behind a British assisted-dying bill.

Elephant Featured In Film ‘Alexander’ Killed By Thai Poachers

Elephant Featured In Film ‘Alexander’ Killed By Thai PoachersPoachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film Alexander before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to The Bangkok Post.

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In RussiaEdward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs.

Obama Seeks $3.7B To Handle Immigration Crisis

Obama Seeks $3.7B To Handle Immigration CrisisThe White House said it's asking Congress for $3.7 billion to address the humanitarian crisis along the border with Mexico.

5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In WalesIt might be the oldest tree in Britain. A yew tree that sprawls over a churchyard in Wales is more than 5,000 years old, according to experts.

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.

Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In DonetskComing off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk before taking part in peace talks. Rebels in the city are reportedly preparing to resist Ukraine's forces.

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’A Washington Post analysis revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners.