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Tariq Aziz, Saddam's Foreign Minister, Dies At 79

Friday, June 05, 2015

Tariq Aziz, the man who became the public face of Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's regime, has died in custody 12 years after surrendering as Baghdad fell to invading U.S. troops, an Iraqi government official has confirmed. Aziz was 79.

The Associated Press reports the former foreign minister and deputy prime ...

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Lost And Found: Missing Rembrandt, Dürer Prints Turn Up At Boston Library

Friday, June 05, 2015

Not lost, just misplaced. That's the word from the Boston Library after it found two missing prints — a Dürer and Rembrandt worth a combined $630,000.

But their presumed loss had already set in motion a chain of events, including an FBI criminal probe and the resignation of the library's ...

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Pakistan Officials: Most Arrested In Malala Yousafzai Attack 'Secretly Acquitted'

Friday, June 05, 2015

In April we quoted Pakistani officials as saying that 10 men arrested in the near-fatal shooting of Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousafzai had been convicted in a secret trial and sent to prison for 25-year jail terms. Authorities now say that's not true — all but two of the ...

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Economy Beats Expectations, Adding 280K New Jobs In May

Friday, June 05, 2015

The U.S. economy got 280,000 new jobs in May, comfortably beating economists' expectations. Even so, the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent, according to the latest Labor Department report.

Economists had expected 226,000 new jobs, and they thought the unemployment rate would hold steady at 5.4 percent. ...

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Bergdahl Hearing Postponed Until September

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Army has pushed back the date for a preliminary hearing for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban last year after spending five years in captivity in Afghanistan.

The so-called Article 32 hearing for Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion and misbehavior ...

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Ukraine's President Warns Of Russian Invasion

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko warned the country's military to be ready for a "full-scale invasion" by Russian forces amid stepped up fighting near the border that has occurred despite a cease-fire agreement.

Poroshenko said 9,000 Russian troops were in Ukrainian territory already, a charge Moscow has denied. On Wednesday, west ...

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Newly Identified 'Hellboy' Dinosaur Sported Unique Horns, Scientists Say

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Updated at 2:15 p.m. ET

There's a new species of dinosaur, and they call him "Hellboy."

At first glance, the untrained eye is likely to see the childhood favorite Triceratops — and to be sure, Regaliceratops peterhewsi is a close relative. But there are some important differences, scientists say.

The ...

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Announces 2nd White House Bid

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Updated at 1:00 p.m. ET

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas and 2012 Republican candidate for president, formally announced a second bid for the White House.

At a rally in Addison, Texas, this afternoon, Perry told a group of supporters: "Today I am announcing that I'm running for the ...

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Man Fatally Shot In Boston Was Planning Attack On Police, Officials Say

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Updated at 4:40 p.m. ET

A knife-wielding man who was fatally shot by terrorism investigators in Boston earlier this week had been plotting to "go after ... boys in blue," according to the FBI.

Usaama Rahim, 26, was killed Tuesday after he was confronted by members of an FBI antiterrorism ...

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Fatal Shootings By Police Twice As High As Official Number, Report Says

Sunday, May 31, 2015

According to an analysis done by The Washington Post, police across the country have fatally shot at least 385 people so far this year –- a rate that comes to more than two a day and is twice the number counted by federal authorities.

The newspaper says it used ...

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Bernie Sanders Likens Salacious 1972 Essay To 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders sought to put behind him a strange episode concerning a bizarre piece of fiction he authored four decades ago, likening the work to Fifty Shades of Grey during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press.

Answering a question from the show's host, Chuck Todd, ...

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No Love Lost In Paris As 'Love Locks' To Be Cut From Bridge

Sunday, May 31, 2015

For several years now, couples in Paris have been saying je t'aime by placing a padlock on the city's famed Pont des Arts bridge. And it has begun to weigh on the famous span — to the tune of some 45 tons.

Lovers (mostly tourists, Parisians say) have placed nearly ...

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Planetary Society Regains Communication With LightSail Spacecraft

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Planetary Society says it has regained contact with its LightSail satellite. Last week fears arose that the organization had permanently lost touch with the tiny spacecraft, which launched earlier this month to lay the groundwork for testing a solar sail in Earth orbit.

The private organization, headed by Bill ...

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Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

Saturday, May 30, 2015

It's a semi-annual alignment of sun and skyscrapers in downtown New York and it's happening tonight at 8:12 p.m. ET.

Clouds on Friday night masked the phenomenon of Manhattanhenge (#Manhattanhenge), as the sun casts a shaft of light between the buildings.

Tonight, the "full sun" Manhattanhenge will be ...

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Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was due to be arraigned in federal court next week on charges he paid hush money — reportedly to keep silent allegations of sexual abuse that date from his days as a high school teacher and coach in rural Illinois.

Hastert, a Republican, led the ...

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced today that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, joining front-runner Hillary Clinton and dark horse candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary race.

Speaking at a rally in Baltimore, where O'Malley served as mayor before becoming governor, ...

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Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Officials are warning of more rain this weekend in Texas and Oklahoma, compounding severe flooding in the region that began last weekend and has been blamed for the deaths of at least 28 people.

Forecasters warn that the Colorado River at Wharton, Texas, could crest today, causing major flooding in ...

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Egypt Agrees To Deport U.S. Citizen Sentenced For Protests

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET

A dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who spent nearly two years in prison after being swept up in a crackdown on the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement has been released and will be deported to the United States.

Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced for helping finance anti-government protests ...

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U.S. Defense Secretary: Militarization of South China Sea Is Unacceptable

Friday, May 29, 2015

Update, 12:15 a.m. ET:

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told top defense officials from Asian countries on Friday night that the U.S. opposes any further militarization of islands in the South China Sea, and that surfacing new land and building airfields didn't create sovereignty for China, the Associated Press ...

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First-Quarter Revision Puts GDP In The Red

Friday, May 29, 2015

It turns out that the harsh winter and a growing trade deficit made a bigger dent in the U.S. economy in the first three months of the year than previously thought — with revised first-quarter GDP actually shrinking by 0.7 percent, according to the Commerce Department.

Commerce had earlier estimated ...

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