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Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela’s Vertical Slum

Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela’s Vertical SlumVenezuela's government began to evacuate a famous "vertical slum" in Caracas Tuesday, bringing an end to a self-made community that became famous for its apocalyptic image, symbolic overtones and appearance in the Showtime series Homeland.

Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut ApartAmerican analysts say they've verified several pieces of evidence that show pro-Russian separatist rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to U.S. intelligence officials who briefed reporters Tuesday.

Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of Honor

Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of HonorArmy Sgt. Ryan Pitts will be the ninth living veteran to receive the nation's highest award for valor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan, when President Obama presents him with the Medal of Honor later today.

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To BorderTexas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.

Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In CaliforniaA federal judge has ruled that California's use of the death penalty is dysfunctional and violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped SchoolgirlsBoko Haram, the extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last April, has released a new video mocking international calls for the girls' release.

No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department SaysThe Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee in a dispute over access to documents about the enhanced interrogation program the U.S. deployed against detainees after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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.

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.