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Iraq Takes Steps Toward A New Government

Monday, August 11, 2014

Iraq’s new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.

In a televised address Fouad Massoum gave ...

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Power Struggle In Iraq As President Picks New PM

Monday, August 11, 2014

Iraq’s new president has charged the deputy speaker of parliament Haider al-Ibadi with forming a new government in the next 30 days.

Fouad Massoum said on television Monday that he hoped al-Ibadi would succeed in forming a government that would “protect the Iraqi people.”

The president’s choice is a very ...

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Tropical Storm Iselle Makes Landfall On Hawaii

Friday, August 08, 2014

The National Weather Service says the eye of Tropical Storm Iselle has made landfall on Hawaii’s Big Island.

It is the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and another hurricane is following in its path. Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm, is about 1,000 ...

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Iraq

Friday, August 08, 2014

The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.

President Barack Obama authorized such ...

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NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and ...

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U.S. Officials: U.S. General Killed In Afghan Attack

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

U.S. officials say a U.S. two-star general was killed in an apparent insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the information by name ahead of an official announcement.

The attacker wounded approximately 15 ...

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Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban In Northwest Ohio

Monday, August 04, 2014

The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, has lifted a water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

Mayor D. Michael Collins says Monday that the Lake Erie drinking water is safe and that the warning has been lifted.

The announcement comes after ...

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Man Who Shot Chokehold Video Is Arrested

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Police arrested 22-year-old Ramsey Orta on Saturday night on a gun charge, not far from where he recorded Eric Garner's arrest.

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Obama: Economy Stronger, Congress Could Do More

Friday, August 01, 2014

President Barack Obama says the economy is getting stronger and, quote, “engines are revving a bit louder.”

Obama is praising the July hiring and advances by the U.S. economy.

The president cites new data showing that employers added 209,000 jobs last month – the sixth straight month of job growth ...

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NYPD Investigates Another Apparent Chokehold Incident

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The NYPD has launched an internal investigation after another video surfaced showing an officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

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Obama Declares Washington Wildfire Emergency

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.

With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away.

The Carlton Complex of ...

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Political Newcomer Defeats 11-Term Georgia Congressman

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A political newcomer has defeated 11-term Congressman Jack Kingston to win the runoff for Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

Businessman David Perdue spent more than $3 million of his own money to paint Kingston as a career politician without solutions.

Perdue, a former CEO, will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in ...

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Malaysia Jet Victims' Bodies Arrive In Netherlands

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven.

Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived Wednesday in the Netherlands, the ...

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MH17 Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-Held City

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A train carrying the bodies of many of those who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine has arrived in Ukrainian government-held territory. The remains will now be taken to the Netherlands for identification.

Pro-Russian separatists who control the region where the plane came down ...

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Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings On Health Law

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income ...

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What This Plane Crash Means For Airlines

Friday, July 18, 2014

The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world’s airlines.

Airlines might have to be more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots, making flights longer and causing them to burn more costly ...

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A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

Friday, July 18, 2014

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti sits down with immigrant-rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years. Vargas was recently detained when he tried to board a plane, but he has since been released.

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Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Grabovo ...

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Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.

With the Nokia deal, Microsoft’s employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that ...

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Man Dies At South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed.

Speed-eating competitions are popular over the Fourth of July weekend. ...

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