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Bowe Bergdahl finishes with Army investigator

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner, on Thursday wrapped up a two-day interview with an Army investigating officer to discuss his disappearance in Afghanistan five years ago.<p>After disappearing from his post in June 2009, the soldier, now 28, spent five years in the hands of Taliban …

Microsoft tip ends in arrest of alleged child porn hustler

Google isn't the only company scanning the Web for potential child predators -- Microsoft is also doing some online tracking.<p>A tip from Microsoft led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man who was allegedly sharing and receiving child pornography images, according to the BBC. The man, who was in his …

Internet

On the Red Couch with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze

Glenn Beck is ready to talk. It’s an occupational requirement for the outspoken Texas-based radio personality, who hits the airwaves each weekday …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that “it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack.”<p>U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees work …

Did racial bias lead NYC judge to convict man of murder? Ruling postponed

A New York judge on Thursday postponed a ruling on whether a former judge's self-professed racial bias led him to wrongly convict a man of murder nearly 15 years ago.<p>The case is being revisited because former New York Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro, a longtime champion of civil rights, has since …

A Chihuahua Undercover

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Google Maps is Officially Out of This World, Will Let You Explore the Moon and Mars

In honor of the Mars Curiosity Rover celebrating its second year on the martian surface, Google has released an incredible little resource into …

America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

New Mexico man almost loses genitals in pitbull attack | Reuters

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico man almost lost his genitals to a dog bite when a 90-pound (40-kg) mixed breed pitbull attacked his eight-year-old daughter and he intervened to rescue her, police said on Sunday.<p>Authorities say the dog, named Stitches, bit the girl in the face on Saturday, …

VA Improperly Billing Insurers for Veterans' Service-Related Care

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Health Care

'Hobbits' or Down Syndrome? Scientists Revive Fossil Debate

Researchers have fired a fresh volley in the back-and-forth debate over the fossil skeleton of a scaled-down "Hobbit" human, found more than a decade ago on the Indonesian island of Flores. The prevailing view is that the 15,000-year-old fossil known as LB1 represents a species distinct from us …

Anthropology

Attorneys say decision on Marine in Mexican jail could take months

Amid predictions that a decision in the high-profile case is months away, a second evidentiary hearing was held Monday in Tijuana for a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico since April 1 on weapons charges.<p>Both the defense attorney for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and the attorney representing Mexican officials …

Missouri inmate executed for raping, killing woman

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. …

Hindu woman 'gang raped and forced to convert to Islam'

Fears of communal tensions in India after Hindu woman alleges she was kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam and gang-raped<p>A 20-year old Hindu woman has said she was kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam and gang-raped in a madrassa, sparking fears of an increase in communal violence in India's …

Pope Francis urges young not to waste time on Internet and smartphones

Pope Francis tells young people 'chatting on the Internet or with smartphones (and) watching TV soap operas' are futile and a waste of time<p>Pope Francis has urged 50,000 German altar servers not to waste time on the Internet, smartphones and television, but to spend their time on more productive …

Obama vows international support for Ebola outbreak

Michelle Obama sees post-White House 'freedom'

Presidents and their spouses are loath to talk publicly in detail about their post-White House plans – lest they be seen as checked out before the clock runs out. But every so often they let a tidbit slip.<p>That was the case Wednesday when First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with former First Lady …

Michelle Obama

Officials: Woman sneaked onto flight after 3 tries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day …

'As Cooperative as Possible': Bergdahl Preps for Army Grilling

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday was getting prepared for the grilling he may get from the Army. Bergdahl is scheduled to be formally questioned by an Army investigator Wednesday at Fort Sam Houston about his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan. Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell, told NBC News that was …

Manager who wore fake bomb to pull off bank heist gets 9 years

A woman who conspired with her boyfriend in 2012 to steal $565,500 from the East L.A. bank where she worked by strapping a fake bomb to herself to simulate a kidnapping was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in federal prison, federal prosecutors said.<p>Aurora Barrera, 33, and the ex-boyfriend, …

Crime

Mom, boyfriend indicted in fatal beating of her 8-year-old son

A Palmdale mother and her boyfriend were indicted Wednesday, charged with beating the woman's 8-year-old son to death last year, officials said.<p>Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 30, and Isauro Aguirre, 34, were indicted by a criminal grand jury with one count of capital murder. The same day, they pleaded …

Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and vegetables in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion | Reuters

MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.<p>The measures will hit …

MH17 crash: search for remains halted as Australia begins day of mourning

The Dutch prime minister has halted the search for the remains of victims of the MH17 crash due to increased fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine, but Australia’s special envoy said inspections would resume once it was safe.<p>The announcement comes as Australians pause for a national day …