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ISIS smashing antiquities

Video shows ISIS destroying antiquities

They take sledgehammers to statues with an uncommon gusto -- destroying in seconds what may have survived centuries.

New video released by ISIS shows militants smashing what they say are antiquities at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.

Men shove statues off ped...

Ukraine soldier selfie

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Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold

A row over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold.

Both sides in the conflict have begun withdrawing their heav...

Osama bin Laden 2002

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Bin Laden documents outline U.S. attacks

Screeds seized at the 2011 raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed outlined plans to unleash terror attacks in the U.S. heartland -- with hopes of pressuring "300 million Americans" to demand an end to what al Qaeda called the "unjust wars" against ...

Memristor

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The 'memristor': A new era for electronics?

In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.

His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra com...

Kanye tweets

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Kanye West apologizes to Beck, Bruno Mars

Kanye West is on an apology spree.

In a series of tweets, West reached out to singers Beck and Bruno Mars to express his contrition over his well-documented disses.

"I would like to publicly apologize to Beck. I'm sorry Beck," West tweeted Thursday ni...

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

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30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top Democrats --- including Vice President Joe Biden, whose job...

Asians, Asian Americans

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Asian Americans are catching white Americans in the wealth race

Asians are on their way to toppling whites as the wealthiest group in America.

Asians have had higher median incomes than their white counterparts, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The typical Asian family has brought...

Steny Hoyer

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Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

Tempers flared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night when the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward."

McCarthy had just updated members on plans for a vote on a three-wee...

Fiorina CPAC

Pool

GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Republicans know women will be crucial to winning the presidency -- they're just not clamoring for a woman to be in the White House.

Conservative women gathered here at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference bristled -- sometimes vehement...

United Airlines

From United Airlines

United issues scathing safety memo to pilots

United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of its flight teams must stop now.

The memo reveals some cockpits are dysfunctional, with pilots ignoring their copilots warnings about an "unsafe situation."

The memo,...

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Adrian Peterson on sidelines, December 2013

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A judge overturned Adrian Peterson's suspension from the NFL on Thursday after the running back admitted to using a switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. Here are are some other NFL players who have been in trouble with the law.

Net neutrality: What to know

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The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor net neutrality after a debate over whether the Internet should be regulated in the same way as public utilities. Here's what you need to know about net neutrality.

Look back: George Zimmerman verdict

Zimmerman's parents after verdict read

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Today marks the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of Martin's death on July 13, 2013. Take a look at scenes from the courtroom on the day of the verdict.

State-by-state look at marijuana laws

marijuana plants

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Washington, D.C., officially legalized marijuana use on Thursday. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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