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NBC's Brian Williams To Temporarily Step Away From Anchor Desk

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Brian Williams — the NBC Nightly News anchor who apologized earlier this week for misremembering that a military helicopter he was in during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had been fired upon — says he has temporarily taken himself off the air over the controversy.

In a statement ...

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UAE To Resume Anti-ISIS Airstrikes 'In Solidarity With Jordan'

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The United Arab Emirates, which briefly suspended its participation in Arab airstrikes against the self-declared Islamic State after a Jordanian pilot shot down over Syria was executed by extremists, says it will rejoin the effort.

The UAE has sent a squadron of F-16 jets to Jordan so that its ...

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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Granted Appeal

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The subject of the popular public radio "Serial" podcast, who was convicted as a teenager 15 years ago in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, has been granted an appeal.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has granted the request for review from Adnan Syed, whose case has been examined ...

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China Seizes Toilet Tissue Featuring Likeness Of Hong Kong Leader

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Chinese authorities have seized thousands of rolls of toilet paper featuring a likeness of Hong Kong's unpopular chief executive that were destined for restrooms in the former British colony.

The BBC reports:

"Hong Kong's Democratic Party, which had planned to sell the novelty items at a fair next ...

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Gauguin Painting Reportedly Fetches Record $300 Million

Saturday, February 07, 2015

A work by French painter Paul Gauguin, who died penniless in 1903, has reportedly smashed the record books as the most expensive ever sold. The piece, Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?), is believed to have fetched $300 million.

The oil-on-canvas was produced in 1892 during Gauguin's first visit ...

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Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The issue is this: Should the West arm Kiev against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says no, and she is joined by French President Francois Hollande. They have the outline of a plan that Hollande says includes "rather strong" autonomy for Ukraine's east. And they are ...

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Polarization Vortex: Obama, Bush Approval Shows Widest Partisan Gap

Friday, February 06, 2015

Many Republicans claim that President Obama is among the most polarizing presidents in modern history. If the results of a new Gallup survey measuring his approval rating are any indication, they might be right.

The president's overall approval rating for his just finished sixth year in office stood at 42.6 ...

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Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

Friday, February 06, 2015

Updated at 12:55 p.m. ET

Thailand's junta — smarting over U.S. criticism of last year's coup that ousted an elected government — has announced that it will strengthen military ties with China over the next five years.

An agreement with Beijing was announced during a two-day visit to Bangkok by ...

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Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Friday, February 06, 2015

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he will cut funding for public schools and universities in a bid to keep the state solvent through June after aggressive tax cuts left gaping budget shortfalls.

Kansas public schools would lose 1.5 percent across-the-board, while the state's regents universities would see budgets trimmed by ...

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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Friday, February 06, 2015

Updated at 9:50 a.m. ET

Some 257,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in January, continuing a 12-month span of growth that saw at least 200,000 jobs added each month, according to the Department of Labor. Even so, in a separate survey released by the department's Bureau of ...

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First Stars Fired Up 140 Million Years Later Than Previously Thought

Thursday, February 05, 2015

It turns out that the "let there be light" moment in the early universe occurred much later than scientists previously thought, according to a newly published analysis of data collected from the European Space Agency's Planck telescope.

The time of the first stars, referred to by astronomers and cosmologists ...

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Obama Condemns 'Horrific Acts' In The Name Of Religion

Thursday, February 05, 2015

President Obama, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast today, condemned the twisting of religion to justify killing innocent people, saying that it always goes against the will of God. He also praised the Dalai Lama, who was in attendance, calling him a good friend.

The audience of 3,600 people gathered ...

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg To Step Down

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Updated at 10:23 a.m. ET

FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg — who has been at the center of controversial decisions such as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive — has decided to step down after six years in the job.

In a letter to FDA staff, ...

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Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine As Truce Talks Collapse

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has resumed since the collapse of cease-fire talks on Saturday. Reuters says Russian-backed separatists used artillery to try to push Kiev's forces from the strategic rail hub of Debaltseve.

NPR's Corey Flintoff — reporting from the town of Svyatogorsk, which has become a de facto ...

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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

Sunday, February 01, 2015

In a move aimed at breathing life into Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, thousands gathered at the city's Victoria Park today in open defiance of Beijing's insistence that it have final say on candidates for the territory's next leader.

Organizers said 13,000 attended the rally, but police claimed the figure was ...

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday, February 01, 2015

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Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Saturday, January 31, 2015

English actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry have joined in a campaign to secure 49,000 pardons – most that would be posthumous — for men convicted under Britain's now-defunct "gross indecency" law that made it a crime to be gay or bisexual.

Cumberbatch has been nominated for a best ...

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Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A new video reportedly released by Islamic State extremists appears to show journalist Kenji Goto, the second of two Japanese hostages held by the group, being beheaded by a black-clad, masked individual.

The SITE Intelligence group relayed the video, which comes exactly a week after ISIS militants released a ...

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Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The self-declared Islamic State says airstrikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition forced its fighters from Kobani, the first time the extremist group has acknowledged its defeat in the heavily contested Syrian border town, The Associated Press reports.

The AP reports: "In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq News ...

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Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Eagles have landed.

Balloon pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," who already set a distance record for a gas-filled balloon on Friday, have completed their nearly 7,000-mile journey across the Pacific from Japan to Mexico.

The Associated Press reports that Bradley of Albuquerque, ...

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