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Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun SalesA bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate.

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be ReviewedA few days after Rehtaeh Parsons' mother turned off the hospital life support systems and allowed her daughter to die, computer activists claiming to be affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous are threatening to reveal the identities of Parsons' alleged rapists.

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter JetsChina has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of CyberattacksIn separate events, the Chinese and American governments called for standards regarding cyberattacks.

While U.S And South Korea Militaries Drill, ‘Bombast Continues’ From The North

While U.S And South Korea Militaries Drill, ‘Bombast Continues’ From The NorthEvery year, it's a time of tension. But this year, the North seems to be acting on its threats. A hotline between the South and North rang unanswered today. And Pyongyang's state mouthpiece is warning the ceasefire that ended the Korean war is now invalid.

In The Iditarod Race, ‘Pee Pants’ Get An Endurance Test

In The Iditarod Race, ‘Pee Pants’ Get An Endurance TestIt will take more than a week for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which began Sunday, to cover nearly 1,000 miles. But every minute counts — and several mushers are trying out special pants that allow them to race without stopping for bathroom breaks.

China Accuses U.S. Of Hacking Military Sites

China Accuses U.S. Of Hacking Military SitesChina's answer to accusations of cyber-espionage against the U.S.? The Americans are doing it to us, too.

Man Killed By Shark Off New Zealand Beach

Man Killed By Shark Off New Zealand BeachAuthorities think it was a great white shark that was responsible for a fatal attack on a swimmer Wednesday off a beach near Auckland, New Zealand — the first such incident in at least four years.

John Kerry To German Students: Americans Have ‘Right To Be Stupid’

John Kerry To German Students: Americans Have ‘Right To Be Stupid’In his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, John Kerry defended America's civil liberties during his talk with German students.

Body In California Cabin Is Positively Identified As Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner

Body In California Cabin Is Positively Identified As Ex-Cop Christopher DornerThe San Bernardino sheriff said today that the charred body found in a cabin at the Big Bear mountain resort was that of alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner, the AP reports.