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  • President Obama: 'New Chapter' Begins as US, Cuba Will Open Embassies

    President Obama today hailed the start of a "new chapter" as he announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years…

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  • As New Ebola Cases Emerge in Liberia, Officials Race to Halt Outbreak

    Confirmation of new Ebola infections in Liberia this week have brought back fears that another outbreak could run rampant in the West African country, but experts caution that the government and aid organizations are far more prepared now to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Officials from…

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  • Sunburn 'Art' Makes Experts Cringe

    This summer some sunbathers are getting a little creative by trying their hand with “sunburn” art. “This is where popular culture is clashing with medical advice,” said Dr. Barney Kenet, a New York-based dermatologist. Kenet said that if people were really aiming to have a good clean example of…

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  • Greece: What Could Happen If Country Leaves the European Union

    If Greece and its 11 million people left the European Union, it would be an unprecedented move within the monetary system that gave birth to the currency known as the euro.A referendum, which has already been criticized as confusing and illegal, scheduled on Sunday will help determine whether a…

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  • Texas Farmer Killed After Tractor Disturbs Bee Hive

    A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enormous hive. Rogerio Zuniga was on his tractor in Lozano, Texas on Sunday when he hit an 18-inch diameter pipe enraging the bees inside. The bees swarmed from the abandoned irrigation pipe and killed him, an…

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  • Military: Don't Worry If F-35, Most Expensive Fighter Jet Ever, Can't Dogfight Well

    The report in question, posted on the national security news website War Is Boring, was based on an internal five-page brief in which an F-35 test pilot wrote a scathing criticism of the next-generation jet’s abilities in a January dogfight with an F-16, one of the planes the F-35 is designed to…

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  • An Overlooked Hero of Navy SEALs' Operation Red Wings

    When Ed and Suzanne Kristensen first heard about a Chinook helicopter being shot down in eastern Afghanistan on June 28, 2005, at first they feared for their Navy SEAL son Erik, who was deployed there at the time, but were reassured by a Navy friend that he likely wouldn't have been aboard. Lt.…

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  • Siri Has Sassy Response When You Ask What's Zero Divided By Zero

    A snarky Siri has the Internet all fired up.After asking Apple's trusty virtual personal assistant "What's zero divided by zero?" she delivered a scathing response that got personal.While the answer is mathematically indeterminate, Siri didn't stop there from explaining why."Imagine that you have…

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  • President Obama on Iran Talks: Still 'Hard Negotiations' to be Done

    President Obama said the U.S. and the P5+1 partners must still engage in "some hard negotiations" with Iran before finalizing a deal on Iran's nuclear program. “There’s still some hard negotiations to take place but ultimately it’s going to be up to the Iranians to determine whether or not they…

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  • State Department Announces Extension of Iran Nuclear Deal Until July 7

    The announcement comes after Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for almost two hours earlier today. Zarif had just returned from a trip back to Tehran to consult with his country’s leadership. Asked whether he was given a mandate to get a final…

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  • What New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Was Like in High School

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reminisced on his “glory days” of high school from his alma mater today as he made his presidential announcement. "This is where we grew up, these are the fields where we played on, these are the playgrounds we played on, this is the school we built our friends with…

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  • Venus and Jupiter to Put on 'Best Backyard Sky Show of 2015'

    Venus and Jupiter, the brightest planets in the night sky, should be visible in clear weather. Since they'll be closer together than the diameter of a full moon, try outstretching your hand and covering both glowing planets with something as small as your pinky finger.

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  • Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014. Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that…

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  • Residents Return to 'War Zone' After Wildfire Engulfs Homes

    Homeowners forced to evacuate recently because of a rapidly moving wildfire in Washington state returned today to find that the blaze had burned so hot that few of their belongings remained or were even recognizable. " looks like a war zone," Diane Reed told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV. The grass…

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  • Apple Music Launch: Hands on With Apple's New Streaming Service

    Apple is continuing to change the landscape of the music industry with its launch today of Apple Music, a streaming service offering members access to tens of millions of songs in the iTunes collection. While Apple is late to the music streaming game, it enters the market with one huge advantage:…

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  • UN: South Sudan Army Said to Have Sexually Abused, Burned Girls Alive

    South Sudanese armed forces and associated groups reportedly embarked on a “campaign of violence” against its own population, killing civilians, looting villages and, in some instances, sexually abusing women and girls and then burning them alive in their own homes. The allegations are contained…

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  • Leap Second: How Companies Are Preparing For Extra Second Today

    If today feels a bit longer, there's a reason for it.A leap second will be added to the clock to account for a discrepancy between Earth's rotation and the atomic clock.While there have been more than two dozen instances of a leap second being added since 1972, companies relying on their computer…

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