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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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U.S. Marshals Add New York Escapees To Most Wanted List

Friday, June 19, 2015

The U.S. Marshals Service has added two men, who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., almost two weeks ago, to its Most Wanted fugitives list.

In a statement, U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton said the list is reserved for "the worst of the worst."

"There is ...

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In Charleston, A City Gathers To Mourn, Try To Understand Mass Shooting

Friday, June 19, 2015

(This post was last updated at 11:24 a.m. ET.)

Just hours after police apprehended 21-year-old Dylann Roof in Shelby, N.C., authorities flew him back to Charleston, S.C., a city that was still trying to comprehend the crime Roof is accused of committing.

NPR's Cheryl Corley reports that many residents stopped ...

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WATCH: President Obama's Statement On Charleston Mass Shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In a short speech at the White House, President Obama on Thursday addressed the mass shooting at a Charleston church.

He said that while the investigation constrained what he could say about the facts of case, he was not constrained by emotion.

Obama said that it is tragic anytime ...

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Police Arrest Suspect In Charleston Church Shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Police in Charleston, S.C., say a man they suspect opened fire and killed nine people during a Wednesday prayer meeting at one of the city's oldest historically black churches has been captured.

Police are calling the attack a hate crime, and they released stills ...

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Rachel Dolezal Resigns As President Of Spokane NAACP

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rachel Dolezal, whose story sparked a national conversation over racial identity, is stepping down as the president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

In a message to the organization's executive committee, Dolezal said her resignation is in the best interest of ...

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Colorado Supreme Court Says Employees Can Be Fired For Marijuana Use

Monday, June 15, 2015

Now that marijuana use is legal in Colorado, can employees be fired for lighting up a joint in their free time?

That was the question before the Colorado Supreme Court this term and on Monday it came to a conclusion: Yes, you can get fired.

The case was brought ...

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Vatican Prosecutor Indicts Defrocked Priest On Pedophilia Charges

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Vatican prosecutor has indicted the Holy See's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic on charges that he sexually abused minors.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports the trial of Jozef Wesolowski will begin July 11 at a Vatican court. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Wesolowski was called ...

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Texas Braces For Heavy Rain As Tropical Wave Gathers Steam In Gulf

Monday, June 15, 2015

Parts of Texas have barely had time to recover from the last round of flooding rains, but the National Weather Service is warning that there's more to come this week.

The National Weather Service says a tropical system that is gathering steam in the Gulf of Mexico will ...

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Dealing Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass Trade Plan Fail In The House

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dealing a big blow to President Obama's agenda, the House of Representatives failed to pass a key element of a package of bills that would have given Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific-Rim nations.

The House began by voting on a bill that would provide funding ...

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Spokane NAACP Leader's Race Becomes Subject Of Controversy

Friday, June 12, 2015

Is the leader of Spokane's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People black?

That's the question that has roiled the community after a local television station reporter confronted Rachel Dolezal with accusations that she has been misrepresenting herself as being of mixed race, when she ...

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French Court Clears Dominique Strauss-Kahn In Pimping Case

Friday, June 12, 2015

A French court has found Dominique Strauss-Kahn not guilty on a charge of "aggravated pimping."

The court said the former head of the International Monetary Fund and one time French presidential candidate did not promote or profit from the prostitution of seven women.

The Guardian reports:

"The judges ...

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Germany Closes Probe Into Alleged U.S. Hacking Of Merkel's Phone

Friday, June 12, 2015

Germany's top prosecutor, Harald Range, has decided to close an investigation into whether the United States' National Security Agency eavesdropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls due to lack of evidence.

The allegations were some of the most stunning to emerge from the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward ...

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In Its First Crowdfunding Case, FTC Goes After Board Game Kickstarter

Thursday, June 11, 2015

In the first crowdfunding case, the Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Erik Chevalier, who started a Kickstarter campaign to create a board game called "The Doom That Came to Atlantic City."

Chevalier promised backers that if they helped fund his campaign, they would receive T-shirts or ...

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Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Supporting ISIS Over Social Media

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Virginia teenager pleaded guilty on Thursday of providing material support to the so-called Islamic State.

According to a statement of facts filed in federal court, Ali Shukri Amin took to Twitter to advocate on behalf of ISIS. Amin admitted that he showed the terrorist group how to use ...

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Christopher Lee, Star In 'Dracula,' 'Star Wars,' Dies

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Updated at 10 a.m. ET

Christopher Lee, the actor best known for defining the role of Dracula on the big screen, died on Sunday at the age of 93.

An official for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London confirmed the death.

For a younger generation, Lee is ...

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China Sentences Former Security Chief To Life In Prison For Corruption

Thursday, June 11, 2015

China's former security chief has been sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to taking bribes and leaking state secrets.

As we've reported, Zhou Yongkang has been the highest-ranking official convicted as part of President Xi Jinping's promise to root out corruption.

Citing state media, Bloomberg ...

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