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Caught in 'The Hornet's Nest': Soldiers in Fierce Taliban Firefight Talk About Struggles of Life After War

The Kunar province was home to some of the most brutal fighting in the Afghanistan War, and for the soldiers of the US Army’s 101st Airborne …

7 States Running Out Of Water: 24/7 Wall St.

In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the …

Privacy watchdogs troubled by controversial bill extending police powers

The Conservative government plans to push ahead with a pair of controversial bills that will give police and other law-enforcement officials new powers to request and monitor the private data of Canadians, despite objections from privacy watchdogs.<p>Bills C-13 and C-31 are among those Government …

Maine woman, 99, gets college degree 75 years late over $5 fee

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.<p>Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by Alan Stehle, the college's president.<p>White says the special ceremony was …

Nigeria kidnapped girls: Government 'called off deal'

<b>A deal for the release of some of the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria was close to being secured when the Nigerian government called it off, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Some of the girls were set to be freed in exchange for imprisoned Islamist militants, reports the BBC's Will Ross.<p>Boko Haram group …

Scientists to Test Dogs and Cats for MERS Virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has killed around 200 people around the world since first being discovered in 2012. Though researchers …