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With nearly all precincts reporting, the six-term Republican holds 50.6 percent of the vote to Chris McDaniel's 49.4 percent in Mississippi's primary runoff.
June 24, 2014
Pro-Moscow separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen, one day after the rebels vowed to respect the cease-fire.
June 24, 2014
Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
June 24, 2014
Frank Schaefer, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has won an appeal and had his pastoral credentials restored.
June 24, 2014
Filmmaker George Lucas has selected the Windy City to house his collection of art and movie memorabilia. San Francisco had also reportedly been in contention.
June 24, 2014
A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.
June 24, 2014
The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.
June 24, 2014
The smiling spouse, kids and a dog once made for a perfect campaign ad. But politicians are increasingly turning to their parents to help them make the pitch to voters.
June 24, 2014
Uruguay's win against Italy was overshadowed by a bite and once again, Luis Suarez courted controversy at a World Cup Game.
June 24, 2014
The United States has lots of coal but most of it is buried far underground. A new method can extract it but the environmental costs might prove too high for nearby landowners.
June 24, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union studied 800 deployments of SWAT teams in 20 locales across the country and found most were for drug searches.
June 24, 2014
The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing Tuesday to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
June 24, 2014
A newer form of mammogram that takes multiple X-rays makes it less likely that women will be called back for more screening, a study finds. But it's still too early to know if it increases survival.
June 24, 2014
Myanmar's parliament is now considering a bill that would restrict marriages of people from different religions. Critics are lambasting the proposed law as discriminatory.
June 24, 2014
When the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by Sunni militants, 40 Indian construction workers were taken hostage. It's one of the first diplomatic challenges for the new government in India, which sees millions of migrant workers move abroad and send some $70 billion back home to family.
June 24, 2014
Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.
June 24, 2014
Drone technology has moved at a quicker pace than the rules regulating their use, creating an environment that journalist Craig Whitlock likens to the Wild West.
June 24, 2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.
June 24, 2014
Up to 300 U.S. military personnel are headed to Iraq to assess the state of that country's military. What they will find is an Iraqi army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011.
June 24, 2014
Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
June 24, 2014

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