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Marking Historic Moment, South Carolina Removes Confederate Flag

Friday, July 10, 2015

During an emotional ceremony and amid popular cheers, the Confederate battle flag was brought down from a 30-foot flagpole that sits on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.

The historic ceremony marked the end of an era and was conducted by South Carolina state troopers, who marched in ...

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Greek PM Tries To Sell Bailout Proposal At Home While Creditors Review It Abroad

Friday, July 10, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was trying to sell a bailout proposal at home on Friday while creditors reviewed the text abroad.

According to The Guardian, Tsipras called a meeting with his ruling coalition in Athens.

"We are confronted with crucial decisions," he said at the meeting. "We got ...

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IN PHOTOS: Nearly A Century After Death, Union Soldier Gets A Proper Burial

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Nearly a century after his death, a Civil War era soldier finally received a proper burial in San Diego on Thursday.

Army Sgt. Charles Schroeter, who fought for the Union and received the Medal of Honor for his valor during the Indian Wars, was buried in an unmarked communal crypt ...

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The Plane Seating Arrangement That's Being Called A 'Nightmare'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

If you judged an invention by early media reviews of its patent, then Zodiac Seats France's "Economy Class Cabin Hexagon" seating pattern is dead on arrival.

Just a few headlines:

"Hey Look the Most Nightmarish Idea for Plane Seating Ever" (Wired)

"'Economy Class Cabin Hexagon' is every flyer's worst ...

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Federal Court Rules Against Redskins In Legal Battle With Native Americans

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A federal court has ruled against Washington, D.C.'s, professional football team in a legal battle with Native Americans over the team's name.

United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should cancel the team's trademark of the Redskins name because the name ...

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For A 3rd Straight Day, Chinese Markets Plunge

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

It was another turbulent day on the Chinese stock market on Wednesday. For a third day in a row, stocks tumbled as the government tried unsuccessfully to prop up the market.

Reporting from Beijing, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports that over the past three weeks, the markets have lost some $4 ...

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Greek Prime Minister Tells EU Leaders He Wants A United Europe

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Facing a critical moment in his country's financial crisis, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a more measured approach during a speech to the European Parliament on Wednesday.

The BBC reports that Tsipras appealed for a united Europe and said he was confident he could present a proposal that ...

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The Cosby Revelation: How A Decade-Old Deposition Came To Light

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

On Monday, a decade-old deposition became the talk of the nation.

As we reported, in it comedian Bill Cosby admits that he gave sedatives to at least one woman whom he wanted to have sex with.

The deposition was given by Cosby during the discovery phase of a civil ...

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European Leaders Lay Down Sunday Deadline For Greek Deal

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Updated at 6:46 p.m. ET

European leaders warn that only five days remain to strike a deal with Greece, even as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his talks with them Tuesday "took place in a positive climate."

Eurozone leaders had given Greece until Thursday to come up with a detailed ...

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Iran, World Powers Will Work Past Deadline Toward Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

(This post was last updated at 8:44 a.m. ET.)

Just hours before a self-imposed deadline, Iran and six world powers said they would not extend a deadline but they would keep working toward a deal over Iran's nuclear program for the next few days.

Reporting from Vienna, where the talks ...

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A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

Monday, July 06, 2015

A controversial cyber espionage company called Hacking Team is reeling this morning after hackers gave it a taste of its own medicine by breaking into its systems, downloading hundreds of gigabytes of data and throwing it all on the open Internet.

Hacking Team has not said whether the leaked documents ...

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Pope Kicks Off Three-Nation Tour In Ecuador

Monday, July 06, 2015

Pope Francis is making his first visit as pontiff to Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

Francis landed in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday and was welcomed by hundreds of thousands. The New York Times reports:

"The first pope from Latin America, Francis later drove through the streets of Quito, ...

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Latest On Greek Crisis: Finance Minister Resigns, As EU Leaders Meet

Monday, July 06, 2015

Greece and its European Union partners are beginning to sort out what's next after the country voted en masse to reject a German-led bailout plan that would have given the country more credit to pay its debt in exchange for tough austerity measures.

As The New York Times ...

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At Long Last, Small Spanish Town Changes 'Kill The Jews' Name

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

After years of debate and a 2014 referendum, a small town in Spain has changed its name from "Castrillo Matajudios" or "Fort Kill The Jews" back to its original name of "Castrillo Mota de Judios" or "Jew's Hill Fort."

According to the Spanish wire service EFE, the town approved ...

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Severe Storms Rake Midwest, Damaging Homes, Businesses

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A line of severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and strong winds across parts of the Midwest on Tuesday.

In Illinois, one of the hardest hit areas was Coal City, a town of 5,000 people just south of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that authorities believe a tornado raked the area ...

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Death Toll From Heatwave In Pakistan Tops 600

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Updated at 2 p.m. ET

An intense heatwave in Pakistan has now killed more than 600 people, the government said on Tuesday. Earlier, officials had put the death toll at more than 450.

NPR's Philip Reeves filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"So many people have died over ...

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U.N. Report Finds Israel, Hamas May Have Committed War Crimes

Monday, June 22, 2015

Both Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during Israel's invasion of Gaza in 2014, a report (.doc) by the United Nations' Independent Commission of Inquiry has found.

NPR's Emily Harris reports that the investigation has been controversial from the start. She filed this report for our Newscast ...

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Body Of Former White House Chef Found In New Mexico

Monday, June 22, 2015

Authorities say they have found the body of former White House chef Walter Scheib.

The 61-year-old was missing for about a week. Search and rescue teams found his body on a trail in the mountains near Taos on the fifth day of their search.

The Taos News reports:

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Taliban Militants Attack Afghan Parliament In Kabul

Monday, June 22, 2015

Taliban militants attacked the Afghan Parliament in Kabul on Monday.

NPR's Philip Reeves reports that police say all of the militants were killed by Afghan security forces and more than a dozen civilians were injured. Philip filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Police say the attack began when ...

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In Bid To Reshape Violent Image, Juárez Dismantles 'No More Weapons' Sign

Friday, June 19, 2015

In a bid to remake its violent image, the Mexican city of Juárez is dismantling a huge sign along the U.S. border that reads: "No More Weapons!"

The sign, made from the steel of guns seized by Mexican authorities, was erected in 2012 by former President Felipe Calderón as a ...

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