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In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks OffThe 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially upon us. And it comes in the midst of a historic lull.

EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse GasesNew federal regulations will be announced Monday that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

WATCH: Otters Play The Keyboard At National Zoo

WATCH: Otters Play The Keyboard At National ZooIt's not exactly a scholarship to Juilliard, but the National Zoo's animal enrichment program has given a family of Asian small-clawed otters a chance to make music.

Rampage Victim’s Father: Inaction Of ‘Gutless’ Politicians Killed His Son

Rampage Victim’s Father: Inaction Of ‘Gutless’ Politicians Killed His SonAfter his son was killed during a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, Calif., over the weekend, Richard Martinez made national news.

On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In Afghanistan

On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In AfghanistanUnder the cover of darkness and on the eve of Memorial Day, President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit with U.S. troops.

House Passes Restrictions On NSA’s Collection Of Phone Records

House Passes Restrictions On NSA’s Collection Of Phone RecordsThe House passed a measure to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, approving a scaled-back version of legislation that was prompted by leaks from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Thai Military Detains Ousted Prime Minister, Bans Negative Press

Thai Military Detains Ousted Prime Minister, Bans Negative PressOne day after staging a coup, Thailand's military summoned leaders of the ousted government and other political figures to a meeting Friday. More than 150 people were ordered to convene at the Royal Thai Army auditorium — or risk arrest and possible charges.

Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas Deal

Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas DealIn an agreement reminiscent of the early days of the Cold War, Russia has agreed to supply China with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of natural gas via a pipeline from Siberia pipeline to begin pumping in four years.

Global Temperatures Tied Record High Last Month

Global Temperatures Tied Record High Last MonthWorldwide temperatures were once again above normal last month, tying the record for the hottest April set back in 2010.

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of Hypocrisy

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of HypocrisyChina says U.S. charges against five Chinese military officials for allegedly hacking into American computers amount to hypocrisy, citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping.