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In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In June

In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In JuneThe United Nations has some grim news on Iraq this morning: It says at least 1,075 people were killed in June as Sunni militants overtook some significant cities in the country.

Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation CaseIn a case over retaliation against a public employee who was fired after testifying about corruption, the Supreme Court says the man gave testimony as a concerned citizen and should not have been punished.

Militants Attack Iraq’s Largest Oil Refinery As Sectarian Clashes Spread

Militants Attack Iraq’s Largest Oil Refinery As Sectarian Clashes SpreadThe Sunni militant group that has stormed across Iraq invaded the country's largest oil refinery today, hitting it with mortars. The government is using limited air attacks to strike back at ISIS, which now controls large areas of Iraq's north.

ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options

ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers OptionsThe U.S. is sending up to 275 military personnel to bolster its embassy in the capital; President Obama is also reportedly weighing air strikes.

Militant Group Advances In Iraq, Taking Northern Iraqi Town

Militant Group Advances In Iraq, Taking Northern Iraqi TownA militant Sunni group continues its offensive in Iraq, taking the northern town of Tal Afar in the early morning hours.

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.