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  • Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out
    Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out

    Here's Why These Republicans Want Obama Out of Office

  • Israel's 'Iron Dome' changes the face of battle
    Israel's 'Iron Dome' changes the face of battle

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited with preventing numerous civilian casualties.

  • Pot luck: Berkeley dispensaries now required to give free marijuana to the poor
    Pot luck: Berkeley dispensaries now required to give free marijuana to the poor

    The city council says local medical pot dispensaries must give away a portion of their produce to low income patients.

  • 'The Good Wife,' Leno among Emmy snubs
    'The Good Wife,' Leno among Emmy snubs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, television academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum noted an embarrassment of riches. He said there were more Emmy-worthy series and movies produced by the industry than ever before.

  • Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds
    Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand the territory under their control, activists said Thursday.

  • Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again
    Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again

    A girl who was born HIV-positive but was treated early and showed no signs of the disease for years has seen her infection return, US doctors said Thursday. The girl's story had raised hopes that doctors may have found a way to cure young children who are born HIV-positive, simply by giving them strong anti-retroviral drugs shortly after birth. "Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child's care and the HIV/AIDS research community," said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Known widely as the "Mississippi baby," she was born to an HIV-positive mother in 2010 and was given a potent dose of anti-retroviral medication 30 hours after birth.

  • 10 companies that put nearly all the food on supermarket shelves

    These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

  • 'Sonic Boom' Earthquake Shatters Expectations
    'Sonic Boom' Earthquake Shatters Expectations

    One of the world's deepest earthquakes was also a rare supersonic quake, upending ideas about where these unusual earthquakes strike. Only six supersonic (or supershear) earthquakes have ever been identified, all in the last 15 years. "This was very surprising," said Zhongwen Zhan, lead author of the study, published today (July 10) in the journal Science. "It's not only deep, it's supershear, and it's also quite small."

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