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In Speech, Obama Will Cast Climate Change As 'Immediate Risk' To U.S. Security

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

During a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy today, President Obama will cast climate change as posing an "immediate risk to our national security."

NPR's Scott Horsley reports Obama is expected to tell graduates that the Coast Guard itself will have to adjust to the effects of rising ...

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As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The rest of the month is setting up to be pretty dramatic in the Senate.

A key section of the Patriot Act — the part of law the White House uses to conduct mass surveillance on the call records of Americans — is set to expire June 1. That leaves ...

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Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A judge in Kabul on Tuesday sentenced 11 Afghan policemen to one year in prison after they failed to protect a woman who was brutally killed by a mob in March.

The Associated Press reports:

"Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding in Afghanistan's Primary Court, found the policemen guilty of ...

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FBI Finds No Evidence Of Amtrak Damage From Firearm, NTSB Says

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updated at 5:14 p.m.

An FBI examination of the windshield of the Amtrak train that derailed last week in Philadelphia, killing eight people, has found no evidence of damage that could have been caused by a firearm, the National Transportation Safety Board says.

But, the agency said in a statement, ...

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Obama To Limit Police Acquisition Of Some Military-Style Equipment

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updated at 6:21 p.m. ET

President Obama said military-style equipment used by police departments "can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message," as he ended federal transfers of such weapons to local law enforcement.

Obama's remarks, made in Camden, N.J., are an attempt to ease tensions between ...

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$1M Bond Set For Members Of Biker Gangs Linked To Waco, Texas, Shootout

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET

Federal, state and local authorities are collecting evidence at the scene of a gunfight among five rival motorcycle gangs Sunday in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and 18 injured.

Officials said at least 170 people were arrested in connection with the gunfight at ...

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Death Penalty For Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Friday, May 15, 2015

Updated at 3:42 p.m.

After listening to testimony from 63 witnesses and deliberating since Wednesday, a jury of seven women and five men in Boston gave convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty.

There was no visible reaction from either Tsarnaev or his legal team.

The jury sentenced ...

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Becomes First EU Leader To Marry Same-Sex Partner

Friday, May 15, 2015

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel married his partner Gauthier Destenay on Friday, becoming the first European Union leader to enter a gay marriage.

Teri Schultz tells our Newscast unit that Bettel becomes the second world leader to do so. Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her partner five years ago.

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Actor Johnny Depp's Dogs Are Flown Out Of Australia After Threat Of Destruction

Friday, May 15, 2015

It appears that a great quarantine drama starring the pets of one of America's most renowned actors has come to an end with a tweet from Australia's agriculture minister:

In case you haven't been paying attention, here's the back story that explains that unceremonious tweet:

Actor Johnny Depp was thrown ...

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Missing Marine Helicopter Is Found In Nepal

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Marine helicopter that went missing while conducting an earthquake relief mission in Nepal was found Friday, 8 miles from Charikot, Nepal.

It's likely that the eight crew members onboard died in the crash, Lt. Gen. John Wissler said during a press conference. Nepalese Defense Secretary Prasad Paudyal told ...

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Amtrak Train Accelerated Moments Before Entering Turn, NTSB Says

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Updated at 7:33 p.m. ET

The Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday accelerated to more than 100 mph just before it entered the turn and the engineer then slammed on the brakes to slow it down, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

The derailment Tuesday night of Amtrak train No. ...

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VIDEO: College Democrat Tells Gov. Jeb Bush, 'Your Brother Created ISIS'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gov. Jeb Bush, who is still weighing whether to jump into the 2016 presidential contest, got a taste of the kind of raw confrontation that would inevitably be part of the campaign landscape.

During one of Bush's town halls, Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nevada, challenged ...

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Need A Laugh? Watch This Kiss Cam Gone Wrong

Thursday, May 14, 2015

We'll get back to the real news in a bit.

But if you need a laugh, you have to watch this Kiss Cam that happened at the Wizards vs. Hawks basketball game last night.

It started off OK: There was a smile, an embrace, a big kiss and then...

As ...

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Jurors In Boston Bombing Trial Deliberate On Sentence For Second Day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A jury in Boston deliberated for about 50 minutes on Wednesday as jurors tried to decide whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend the rest of his life in prison or face the death penalty.

NPR member station WBUR reports they deliberated after hearing closing arguments from the prosecution ...

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Positive Train Control: The Tech That Could've Prevented Amtrak Derailment

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One key safety feature was missing from the stretch of track where an Amtrak passenger train going more than 100 mph derailed and killed seven people.

Investigators say that if positive train control had been installed on that stretch, the technology could have automatically slowed the train and perhaps saved ...

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Military General In Burundi Claims Coup Against Its President

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A military general in Burundi has declared a coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza.

According to The Associated Press, Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare read a statement on radio, saying Nkurunziza had violated the constitution by seeking a third term in the central African nation.

This puts Niyombare on the side of ...

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Jury Will Hear Final Arguments In Sentencing Of Boston Marathon Bomber

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A jury in Boston will hear final arguments in the sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

After hearing from the defense and prosecution, the jury will decide whether Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison.

The twin bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon killed three people ...

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Engineer Applied Emergency Brake Before Fatal Amtrak Derailment

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The engineer of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that was traveling at 106 mph in a 50-mph zone in Philadelphia applied the full emergency braking system moments before the derailment that claimed seven lives and caused dozens of injuries, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

The data are preliminary, but ...

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Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Still Missing

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Marine Corps helicopter helping with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing, but a Defense Department official said that so far there has been no indication it crashed.

U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren said an Indian helicopter nearby heard radio chatter from the Marine aircraft about a ...

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Vienna Introduces New, Same-Sex Themed Crosswalk Signals

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vienna has introduced new same-sex and opposite-sex themed crosswalk signals at 49 intersections across the city.

The signals are a more playful take on traditional signals, which usually portray a single, gender-neutral person. The new signals feature a same-sex couple or an opposite-sex couple united by a little heart.

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