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Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For Help

Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For HelpThe violence in Iraq has intensified today, with al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants moving into areas close to Baghdad after capturing the cities of Mosul and Tikrit.

With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans MicrobeadsIllinois became the first state in the union to ban microbeads, the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap.

White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working FathersNew York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy headlined a White House discussion on working fathers today, nine weeks after an uproar over his decision to miss the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.

25 Years After Tiananmen Protests, Chinese Media Keep It Quiet

25 Years After Tiananmen Protests, Chinese Media Keep It QuietOn the 25th anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China's government is quashing many attempts to mention the fateful date, with heavy security and online monitoring.

Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After WomenA study published Monday suggests Americans are less afraid of hurricanes with female names.

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.

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For Executions

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For ExecutionsTennessee's governor has signed a bill that would allow the state to use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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.

Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage BanU.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled Tuesday that the state's law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that Idaho must allow gay couples to marry as soon as 9 a.m. Friday

Oklahoma Agrees To Delay Executions For 6 Months

Oklahoma Agrees To Delay Executions For 6 MonthsThe next inmate in Oklahoma who is scheduled to die by lethal injection will get a six-month stay after the drug protocol in an execution last week went wrong.