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The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years ExtinctPassenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant birds. Massive flocks of more than 1 million would darken the sky.

China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance Flights

China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance FlightsBeijing has rejected U.S. claims that one of its fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy maritime patrol plane in the South China Sea last week, warning Washington to curtail or discontinue "close surveillance" flights near Chinese territory.

Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His CountryUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian troops entered his country on Thursday.

SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With OrcasSeaWorld has decided not to appeal a court ruling that prohibits its trainers from performing with killer whales, the Orlando Sentinel reports, citing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step DownIraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced today that he will step down and endorse his nominated successor, state television says.

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security ImprovisesCongress left Washington without agreeing on a funding plan for the unaccompanied minors coming over the Southern U.S. border, so the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security is creating one on its own.

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its PreyTomorrow morning, a European space probe will arrive at a comet with a tongue-twister of a name: Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying Troops

Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying TroopsThere are some signs that the current conflict in Gaza is deescalating: As the Israeli paper Haaretz reports, the Israel Defense Forces have started pulling their troops out of Gaza and "stationing the remaining soldiers on hills on the Palestinian side of the border with Israel."

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost BillionsIn a report issued Tuesday, the White House warned that the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In GazaSecretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.