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An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.
June 30, 2014
The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.
June 30, 2014
NASA is asking the public to help it develop new ways to bring their technology to the commercial market. Daniel Lockney of NASA tells us more about this crowdsourcing, profit-sharing initiative.
June 30, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.
June 30, 2014
Forward Jozy Altidore, who missed the U.S. team's last two World Cup games with a strained hamstring, is "ready and available" to play Tuesday, U.S. Soccer has announced.
June 30, 2014
After the teens were captured earlier this month, Israel launched a sweeping search. The kidnappings have inflamed relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
June 30, 2014
The Uruguayan striker was banned by FIFA for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in last week's World Cup soccer game.
June 30, 2014
Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.
June 30, 2014
Ramadan is a time of quiet reflection for Muslims around the world. But what is it like for those who find themselves trapped in the middle of violent conflicts? Host Michel Martin finds out.
June 30, 2014
The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.
June 30, 2014
A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly a century ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.
June 30, 2014
GM's compensation program over a safety flaw won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the carmaker.
June 30, 2014
The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.
June 30, 2014
Images of the past remind us of memes of the present. And vice versa.
June 30, 2014
In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.
June 30, 2014
The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.
June 30, 2014
The plane had been heading from Chicago to Southern California; instead, the scary incident forced startled passengers to spend Sunday night in Wichita.
June 30, 2014
A trial date for the two, who were traveling separately when they were arrested this spring, hasn't yet been announced.
June 30, 2014
The plan was unveiled one day before the Iraqi parliament will hold its first meeting since the April 30 national elections.
June 30, 2014
Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
June 30, 2014

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