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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

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  • Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.

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  • Australian trafficker marries before Indonesia execution

    An Australian drug trafficker married his girlfriend Monday on the Indonesian prison island where he is set to be executed soon, his brother said, urging the country's president to show compassion to the newlyweds. Andrew Chan, 31, married his Indonesian girlfriend Febyanti Herewila in a ceremony…

    AFP
  • Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake

    Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history. "We arrived in Kathmandu last week and there we discovered that our sherpa had…

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    Dog rescued by firefighters from New Jersey blaze that destroyed apartment house (10 photos)

    As flames ripped through his apartment building Melvin Rodriguez was on his knees, in the middle of Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. Standing behind large hoses and yellow police tape, he prayed and cried, unsure of the fate of his black French bulldog, Sebastian. Rodriguez was surrounded by his son…

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  • 10 fascinating facts about President Ulysses Grant

    Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Truckers to strike four shipping companies at Southern California ports

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub.…

    Reuters
  • Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

    Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries…

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  • Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria

    Iran has proven critical in helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power after four years of bloody war, dispatching thousands of soldiers and paramilitary fighters to bolster Syria’s flagging army and billions of dollars in loans to prop up its economy. Iranian officials have declared that…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    CCTV footage of the moment when quake hit Nepal

    Surveillance footage shows the moment when the 7.8 magnitude quake hit Nepal.

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  • Officials: US woman dies at Dominican plastic surgery clinic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S. woman who traveled to the Caribbean country to undergo a liposuction procedure, officials said Sunday.

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  • Dozens of Iraqi police killed during fierce clashes in Ramadi

    A week of heavy fighting between security forces and the Islamic State jihadist group in the Ramadi area of Anbar province killed 30 police, a top officer said on Monday. "The city of Ramadi witnessed heavy confrontations and fighting last week between security forces" and IS, Anbar police chief…

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  • Man-Made Earthquakes Rising in US, New Maps Show

    New earthquake hazard maps signal a watershed moment: They show that fracking's byproducts are clearly to blame for swarms of earthquakes plaguing several states. The maps highlight 17 hotspots where communities face a significantly increased risk of earthquakes, and the accompanying report links…

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  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all.

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