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Mexico Aims to Extradite 'El Chapo' to U.S.

A day after fugitive Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured, the Mexican government has said it aims to fulfill an extradition request from the …

Freddie Gray case: Hung jury in trial of Baltimore Officer William Porter

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> They're on opposite sides of a controversial case that's sparked protests and left a city on edge.<p>But Baltimore police Officer William Porter and a lawyer representing Freddie Gray's family seemed to agree on at least one thing after jurors said they were deadlocked and a judge …

NSA phone data program exposed by Edward Snowden expires Saturday

The National Security Agency is scheduled to end its dragnet collection of data on phone calls that use domestic carriers Saturday night — the most significant change in U.S. intelligence-gathering since Edward Snowden revealed details of the agency's programs two years ago.<p>Under the Patriot Act …

Why China is now the world’s biggest champion for a united Africa

Beijing’s selection of South Africa to host the China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC) may indicate Chinese President Xi Jinping’s personal commitment to the continent. This is the first time the summit is being held at this level in Africa.<p>It may also show his desire to reassure Africa that, …

World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA - Futurity

Scientists were shocked to find tons of foreign DNA in the genome of tardigrades, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer …

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

The bucolic Capay Valley is about an hour outside Sacramento, Calif., and its ranches, alfalfa fields and small, organic produce farms have earned it a reputation as an agricultural gem. It's pretty serene, except for the cacophony inside the valley's most lucrative business, the Cache Creek Casino.<p>…