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Will 'Avoidance' Lead the Supreme Court to Uphold Obamacare?

The fate of the Affordable Care Act may come down to one question: "How doubtful is doubtful?"<p>The Affordable Care Act most likely met its fate on Friday, when the Justices of the Supreme Court met in conference, though we mere mortals won’t know what happened until nearly the Fourth of July.<p>So …

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Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Much Earlier Split for Neanderthals, Humans?

Study challenges thinking on last common ancestor of Neanderthals, humans.<p><b>In the ranks of prehistoric humans, Neanderthals were our closest relatives.</b><p>We were so close, in fact, that our species interbred with theirs. Tracing back our lineages, there must have been a last common ancestor of <i>Homo</i> …

Controversial cyberthreat bill CISPA may return to Congress

Updated legislation aims to curb privacy concerns<p>After suffering defeat this spring, the controversial legislation aimed at preventing cyberthreats, CISPA, may be returning to the Senate. According to <i>Mother Jones</i>, two senators are now working on a new version of the bill that looks to curb some of …

Nevada School Shooting 'Hero' Teacher Was Former Marine

A middle school math teacher was shot dead today while shielding students from a boy with a gun in a Nevada middle school.<p>Two students were shot and …

US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns. Amnesty International has highlighted the case of a grandmother who was killed while she was …

Japanese PM eats seafood caught off Fukushima

Japanese leader attempts to dispel fears over Fukushima fallout by sampling local seafood<p>Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has tucked into a slice of octopus caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant and declared local seafood to be "good and safe."<p>Mr Abe visited the town of Soma, 26 miles …

Barack Obama calls François Hollande following NSA revelations in France

White House highlights intelligence review after Le Monde published details from Edward Snowden which suggest the NSA has intercepted French phone traffic on a massive scale<p>The White House conceded on Monday that revelations about how its intelligence agencies have intercepted enormous amounts of …

Long Island Man Arrested for Trying to Help Al-Qaeda in Yemen

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Federal agents and local police arrested Marcos Alonso Zea, a Long Island resident and American …

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Obama's Egypt coup conundrum

The United States is treating Egypt’s summer revolution as a coup — even if the White House won’t call it that.<p>It’s the only-a-lawyer-could-love approach the Obama administration has settled on taking toward the thorny question of whether some aid to the country must be cut off by law because of …

DARPA goes deep: New Hydra project to see underwater drones deploying drones

The sky is no longer the limit for US drone warfare, with secret military research agency DARPA considering a conquest of the seven seas with an …

Kenyan military seeks soldiers who looted stores during mall attack

Kenya's military, embarrassed by mounting evidence of large-scale looting by soldiers during the terrorist attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, is appealing for public help to identify and punish the looters.<p>"The Ministry of Defence is committed to get to the bottom of this matter," the Kenyan …

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Mark Cuban takes stand in insider-trading trial

DALLAS — Mark Cuban sparred with a government lawyer Thursday over why the billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner dumped his shares in a Canadian search-engine company in 2004.<p>Cuban says he had several reasons for selling his stock, including learning about ties between the company and a convicted …

Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered some rare, if fleeting, hope Thursday in regard to his country's relationship with Iran.<p>In an interview with <i>Morning Edition</i>'s Steve Inskeep, he said the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "might" offer an opportunity for diplomacy and that …

Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scroll

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world's oldest Torah scroll.<p>The 50-page book is 4.3 inches tall and about 4 inches wide and is written in an archaic form of Hebrew, on pages of aged parchment. The text …

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US Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

<b>Residents along the US Gulf Coast have been placed on alert as an approaching tropical storm threatens damaging winds, heavy rain and high tides.</b><p>Oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have also started shutting production as Tropical Storm Karen sweeps in.<p>The White House said the Federal Emergency …

Tunisian extradited to US over NATO bomb plot

A former Tunisian professional footballer turned convicted al-Qaeda fighter has been extradited from Belgium to the US to face suicide bombing charges, officials have said.<p>Nizar Trabelsi, 43, was arrested in Belgium two days after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.<p>He was convicted by a …