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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took two towns in Diyalah province. They already control Mosul and Tikrit, and say their goal is Baghdad. Meanwhile, pressure is building on the U.S. to stop them.
June 13, 2014
Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.
June 13, 2014
Unsecure Wi-Fi networks have been a well-known vulnerability in the tech industry for years. They can let even an unsophisticated hacker capture your traffic and possibly steal your identity.
June 13, 2014
With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.
June 12, 2014
Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.
June 12, 2014
The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."
June 12, 2014
By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.
June 12, 2014
Two bodies have been found in as many days hanging from trees in Uttar Pradesh. The deaths follow the murder of two teenage sisters last month.
June 12, 2014
After a bad start, Brazil recovered to defeat Croatia in the first game of the iconic soccer competition.
June 12, 2014
Political action committees poured cash into the House majority leader's campaign, posting big contributions in the final days of the race. Tea Party-backed challenger David Brat was all but ignored.
June 12, 2014
The extremist Sunni group ISIS has taken several cities and is threatening to take more. But the triumphs have come in Sunni areas and the fighting will get much harder if ISIS attacks Shiite turf.
June 12, 2014
When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.
June 12, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright, who will serve as the next poet laureate, tells NPR's Melissa Block that his inspirations — landscape, language and God — have stayed constant for 50 years.
June 12, 2014
A spokesman for Thailand's new military regime says that the action by the army last month to topple the elected government "is totally different" from previous coups.
June 12, 2014
If you have a capable device, no more cords or outlets required to charge your smartphone — not at Starbucks locations, anyway.
June 12, 2014
A shift in power is underway in Iraq, where the jihadi group ISIS has captured several cities in a recent offensive. Jane Arraf is a reporter for Al Jazeera America, and she comments on the violence.
June 12, 2014
In Brazil, thousands of protesters clashed with police just hours before the World Cup opening ceremony. The streets of Sao Paolo were filled with tear gas and concussion grenades.
June 12, 2014
Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest.
June 12, 2014
Facebook will share users' Web browsing habits with advertisers in order to help the latter target their ads more effectively. At the same time, Facebook announced a feature that allows users to see why targeted ads are coming their way.
June 12, 2014
The accident that seriously injured comic Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian has focused attention on truck driving safety. New regulations limited the amount of overnights truckers could work, but the trucking industry and its congressional allies are trying to roll back the limits.
June 12, 2014

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