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Each U.S. Troop in Afghanistan Costs $2.1 Million

Though the Pentagon says it's a reflection of sending people and equipment home, investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance remain high.<p>The average cost of each U.S. troop—that is, each military member—in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, …

Jay Z Probably Isn't Going to Ditch his Partnership with Barneys

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that a second black Barneys customer has come forward to share a tale of racist treatment by the …

Dick Cheney Has Some Thoughts on Why the Middle East Doesn't Trust America

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dick Cheney knows exactly where America's Middle East policy went wrong. And it didn't start with …

Criminalizing Cyber Bullying Could Ruin More Lives Than It'll Save

HIV cure dealt a setback

The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated.<p>New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought.<p>The …

FBI reportedly seizes $28.5 million in bitcoin from Silk Road mastermind

The FBI has seized $28.5 million worth of bitcoins from the alleged mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, according to a report from <i>Forbes</i>. An unnamed FBI official reportedly tells <i>Forbes</i> that the agency seized a collection of 144,000 bitcoins that belonged to Ross Ulbricht, who …

Bollywood singer Manna Dey dies at 94, but his songs keep living

Manna Dey's voice was a staple in hundreds of Bollywood movies from the 1940s until 2005. He was a playback singer who provided leading actors with a rich, classically-trained voice during musical numbers.<p>Here's a song which Dey sang for the 1955 movie "Shree 420."<p>Dey died Thursday morning in …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Householders face bombardment of cold calls under Royal Mail plans

Householders face a bombardment of cold calls and junk mail following a move by the Royal Mail to tell firms when their marketing messages have been delivered.<p>In a significant escalation of Royal Mail's direct marketing business, the organisation plans to put barcodes on letters, allowing their …

Carcinogens emitted from Canada's main fossil fuel hub, study says

WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City.<p>The study by researchers from UC Irvine and the University of Michigan also found …

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What a Small Moment in the Obamacare Debate Says About Ideological Media

Does the legislation put the privacy of Americans at risk? More than progressives acknowledge—in part because of ham-handed conservative critiques.<p>Congress conducted hearings yesterday on the much maligned Obamacare website. The most contentious moment involved Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. …

'Little Maria' A Symbol Of The Many Missing Kids In Europe

For the last week, a blond girl named Maria became the poster child for missing children in Europe. Police took her from a Roma camp in Northern Greece during a raid while they searched for guns and drugs.<p>She was hiding under a dirty blanket, they said. Greek media openly suggested the Roma couple …

Guns in the workplace: A safety issue or a nightmare?

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right.<p>A spate of state laws, many enacted recently, pit recreational shooters and gun-rights advocates against human resources and labor law …

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Japan will stand up to China, says PM Shinzo Abe

<b>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says other countries want Japan to adopt a more assertive leadership role in Asia to counter the growing power of China.</b><p>Mr Abe told the Wall Street Journal there were "concerns that China was trying to change the status quo by force, rather than by the rule of law".<p>…

James Holmes Trial: 'Self-Satisfying, Offensive Smirk' Is Not Evidence

The so-called "smirk" that Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes allegedly gave to investigators shortly after the shooting is too ambiguous to be presented at trial, ruled district court Judge Carlos Samour.<p>The Denver Post reports that while Samour won't allow jurors to hear about the …

Wolf protection plan raises hackles in Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE — In the small, rural community of Reserve, children waiting for the school bus gather inside wooden and mesh cages provided as protection from wolves. Parents consider the "kid cages" a reasonable precaution.<p>Defenders of the wolves note there have been no documented wolf attacks in New …

Chinese students a new funding source for U.S. high schools

Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.<p>Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today.<p>School officials are now looking to a faraway …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Travel warnings as UK braced for severe storm and rain

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/weather/1023000/1023072_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636651_3ca8e2b21e3fb5ad08e7df40d55f62a7<p><b>Commuters are being warned of travel disruption on Monday as a storm bringing severe gale-force winds starts moving across England and Wales.</b><p>Train …

Group auctions off chance to hunt endangered rhino — to benefit rhino charity

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Dallas Safari Club's auction of black rhino hunting permit would benefit the Save the Rhino Trust. The auction benefits the government of Namibia's Game Products Trust Fund. NBCDFW regrets the error.</i><p>Save a critically …

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fitsneatly by the dashboard of your car.<p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to …

Kenya's women fight for justice as rapists are sentenced to cut the grass

Funerals can be lengthy affairs in western Kenya, and Liz, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, was out late at a wake for her grandfather that had stretched into the evening. She was on her way home when she recognised some familiar and unfriendly faces in the darkness. She knew instantly that the six men in …

Fatal row in first week of UK-run Afghan officer academy

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1023000/1023045_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669548_51fb11cea717abbe1b9f31daa3680345<p><b>A row which left an Afghan soldier dead and three Nato colleagues wounded took place close to the new UK-run officer training academy, it has emerged.</b><p>The …

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Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …