Camila Domonoske

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Obama: U.S. Underestimated ISIS, Overestimated Iraqi Army

Sunday, September 28, 2014

President Obama, during an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes, cites a member of his administration in acknowledging that the United States underestimated the rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, while overestimating the Iraqi army's capacity to fight against the terrorist organization.

In the interview, which will be broadcast Sunday ...

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Afghan Rivals Have Signed Power-Sharing Agreement

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This post was updated at 7:40 a.m. ET Sunday.

Afghanistan's disputed presidential election is finally coming to a close, as the two rivals for the presidency have reached a power-sharing deal that they formally signed on Sunday.

Under the agreement, Ashraf Ghani is poised to replace the outgoing current president, ...

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Zimbabwean First Lady's Summer Project: A Ph.D. Program

Thursday, September 18, 2014

There are slow learners, fast learners and suspiciously fast learners. Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, is definitely among the latter. After what seems to have been just a few months of study, she's been awarded a doctoral degree from the University of Zimbabwe — completing in a few months what ...

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Zimbabwean First Lady's Summer Project: A Ph.D. Program

Thursday, September 18, 2014

There are slow learners, fast learners and suspiciously fast learners. Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, is definitely among the latter. After what seems to have been just a few months of study, she's been awarded a doctoral degree from the University of Zimbabwe — completing in a few months what ...

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Update at 8:50 p.m. EDT

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has released a video that purportedly shows the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

The authenticity of the video, which appeared online Saturday, has not been independently confirmed by NPR.

The organization, also known as ...

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Turboprop Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaican Coast

Friday, September 05, 2014

A single-engine aircraft, with an unresponsive pilot at the controls, crashed off the coast of Jamaica on Friday afternoon.

The private U.S. plane, a high-performance single-engine turboprop, left the Greater Rochester International Airport in Rochester, N.Y., at 8:45 a.m. EDT, reports The Associated Press. It was headed for Naples, Fla. ...

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NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.

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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Update at 10:05 p.m. ET:

The U.N. Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza, reports the Associated Press.

A meeting is scheduled at midnight to adopt it. The AP has more:

The presidential statement, obtained by The Associated Press, ...

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Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela's Vertical Slum

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Venezuela's government began to evacuate a famous "vertical slum" in Caracas Tuesday, bringing an end to a self-made community that became famous for its apocalyptic image, symbolic overtones and appearance in the Showtime series Homeland.

The half-finished skyscraper, called the "Tower of David" for its financier, David Brillembourg, was ...

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Nuclear Negotiations With Iran Extended 4 Months

Friday, July 18, 2014

Iran, the United States and five other countries have agreed to a four-month extension on negotiations toward a nuclear deal with Tehran.

The negotiations had a deadline of July 20. Secretary of State John Kerry released a statement Friday saying that, two days shy of the deadline, there are still ...

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Bolivia's De-Colonized 'Clock Of The South' Turns Widdershins

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bolivia's government turned back the hands of time this week — or, at least, they turned back the hands of a prominent clock in the capital city of La Paz.

The clock on top of the country's Congress building now features flipped numbers and hands that turn counterclockwise, instead of ...

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In Emotional Scene, Teen Survivors Of South Korea Ferry Return To School

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dozens of teenagers who survived South Korea's ferry disaster returned to school Wednesday for the first time since the deadly accident in April.

As the 73 second-year students walked from a bus to Danwon High School in the city of Ansan, some "bowed their heads as they cried and ...

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Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist Who Created Kevlar, Dies At 90

Friday, June 20, 2014

Stephanie Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the synthetic fibers used in Kevlar body armor, has died at the age of 90, her colleagues said Friday.

A fellow chemist told The Associated Press that Kwolek died Wednesday at a Wilmington, Del., hospital following a brief illness. Kwolek was a groundbreaking ...

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It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tennessee whiskey comes from Tennessee, Scotch comes from Scotland, and tequila hails from Mexico.

Simple, right?

Well, actually, no. The latest chapter in the Tennessee whiskey wars revolves around the finer points of making whiskey in the Volunteer State — specifically, where you take the spirit to age.

The kerfuffle ...

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Facebook Ad Targeting Will Use Even More Of Your Data

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Facebook says it will pull from more user data, including browsing histories, to better target ads to consumers. As the changes roll out over the next few weeks, users will also have more control over their own data profiles, the ones that help determine which ads they see.

Ads on ...

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WWII Vet, AWOL From Nursing Home, Found At Normandy Ceremonies

Friday, June 06, 2014

An 89-year-old World War II veteran, reported missing by his U.K. nursing home, has been found at the D-Day commemorations in France.

Bernard Jordan, who served in the Royal Navy during WWII, is a resident at The Pines nursing home in Hove, Sussex, reports the BBC. He had previously ...

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Zoo: Keeper Accidentally Shot With Tranquilizer Was NOT In Gorilla Suit

Friday, June 06, 2014

Here's a scene out of sketch comedy: A zookeeper dresses up as a gorilla and pretends to escape as part of a training drill, then gets shot by a tranquilizer dart when a vet mistakes the primate costume for the real thing.

News outlets around the world picked up that ...

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North Korea Says It Has Detained Another U.S. Tourist

Friday, June 06, 2014

North Korea said Friday that it has detained an American tourist, which if confirmed would bring the number of U.S. citizens known to be held there to three.

A dispatch from the official Korean Central News Agency states that Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the country on April 29, according to ...

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