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The U.S. now has permission to use a Turkish air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, U.S. officials say.
July 24, 2015
Egypt has intensified its military response against insurgents who've pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. But some warn that the government's crackdown is only creating more extremists.
July 24, 2015
The shooter was a white male in his 50s who was armed with a handgun, police chief Jim Craft said during a press conference late Thursday. At least three people remain in critical condition.
July 23, 2015
The Portland Press Herald reports that "Captain Eli," a rare orange lobster, will be kept at the Fisherman's Catch Café in Raymond, Maine, before Coppersmith releases it back into the ocean.
July 23, 2015
The American Red Cross responded to detailed questions about how it spent almost half a million dollars in Haiti. But Sen. Chuck Grassley says he and the public need more information.
July 23, 2015
Michael Horowitz protests the Justice Department legal opinion that says DOJ officials decide what material he should get, and when.
July 23, 2015
A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.
July 23, 2015
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that the samples of anthrax the Pentagon thought were dead, were still alive. The Pentagon says the public was never at risk.
July 23, 2015
Members of Congress have written to the Secretary of Defense asking him to tell black, Puerto Rican and Japanese American soldiers that they were unjustly chosen to be poisoned in experiments in WWII.
July 23, 2015
Ankara has given the green light for the U.S. and its allies to begin using the air base at Incirlik to fly sorties against the self-declared Islamic State in neighboring Syria.
July 23, 2015
The prosecutors' presentation Thursday included several color photographs of Bland's body – including her neck, which had a thick dark line curving across it.
July 23, 2015
A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. And diet soda might not be doing you any favors, either.
July 23, 2015
Each year, 300 to 400 people are killed in high-speed police pursuits in the U.S. Some solutions to create safer chases have emerged — such a Batman-like dart that tracks fleeing cars.
July 23, 2015
Are solar panels the best way to connect millions of Africans to electricity? That's the plan President Obama will tout on his visit to Kenya. Critics ask: What about tapping into power lines?
July 23, 2015
In 1950, a teenage girl in Nigeria put on her mother's fancy clothes and posed for a photo. In 2015, she had her first encounter with the original, hand-colored portrait.
July 23, 2015
Vigilante guards — some associated with militia groups — have begun appeared outside recruiting stations around the country, ostensibly to protect them in the wake of the Chattanooga shootings.
July 23, 2015
A jury still needs to determine how to punish James Holmes. Convicted of first-degree murder, he faces either a lifetime prison sentence or execution.
July 23, 2015
Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
July 23, 2015
President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.
July 23, 2015
The man is seen on a video peeling the metro doors open and then, along with his child, running. His actions contributed to a hellish commute for Washington, D.C., riders.
July 23, 2015

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