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Thanks, EU, but Iceland isn’t so keen on joining any more

Iceland is rethinking its desire to become a member of the European Union, putting talks with the European bloc on hold for the time being. Although it had completed about a third of the accession negotiations, polls indicate the Icelandic people don’t want their country to become part of the EU.<p>In …

The First Test Flight Of The Brand New Airbus Jetliner Went Perfectly

The first test flight of the A350 XWB, the j etliner designed by Airbus to compete with Boeing's Dreamliner, was a success, the company says.<p>The plane took off from Toulouse at 10 a.m. Friday morning, and flew for just over four hours with a team of two pilots and four test engineers on board. …

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …

House adds rape exception to bill

Rep. Trent Franks’s (R-Ariz.) bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks nationwide now includes an exception for rape and incest after his remarks about rape and pregnancy created an uproar.<p>And it’s not Franks’s bill anymore — or more precisely, he won’t be managing his own bill when it goes to the …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts, according to a post on the company’s website.<p>The …

Pastors seek to end war on drugs by decriminalizing use

Clergymen want to end war on drugs by decriminalizing the use of marijuana and other drugs.<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Rev. Edwin Sanders says churches should help heal the sick, feed the hungry and set prisoners free.<p>Even if they smoke pot.<p>Sanders, pastor of Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in …

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