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The Kurdish political bloc also suspended all participation in the government. The moves further imperil Iraq's already-tenuous unity.
July 11, 2014
An eagle soars above a park in Bali. A waterfall is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.
July 11, 2014
The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.
July 11, 2014
Forget the self-help movement. The new way is to ask for help — and to consult a concierge.
July 11, 2014
The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.
July 11, 2014
Luis Suarez, who was punished for biting an opponent during the World Cup, is moving to Barcelona. The team reached terms with Liverpool in a transfer widely reported at more than $128 million.
July 11, 2014
The remarks by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier follow fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Germany and Berlin's request that the top U.S. intelligence official in the country leave.
July 11, 2014
Separatists used a captured rocket-launching system to shell government troops Friday. The deadly strike comes after days of steady gains against the rebels by Ukrainian forces.
July 11, 2014
Two secretaries in a doctor's office have pleaded guilty and a pharmacy owner faces charges in a scam that Medicare allowed to thrive for more than two years.
July 11, 2014
The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.
July 11, 2014
In Israel, a rocket hits a gas station, setting it on fire and causing several injuries; in Gaza, the health ministry says 100 Palestinians have been killed.
July 11, 2014
On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
July 11, 2014
President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.
July 10, 2014
Scientists hoped the baby's apparent cure would lead to similar treatments in infants worldwide. But with the child still HIV-positive, some question the ethics of a large study in other children.
July 10, 2014
A Pew report found the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the last decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.
July 10, 2014
HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.
July 10, 2014
A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.
July 10, 2014
The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.
July 10, 2014
Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.
July 10, 2014
Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.
July 10, 2014

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