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Former First-Round Pick Peria Jerry Retires After 5-Year Career with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, who was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, has decided to retire from the NFL after five seasons.<p>The Falcons' official Twitter account confirmed Jerry's decision on Thursday:<p>NFL salary-cap expert Brian McIntyre highlighted how injuries …

Hiking and History in Italy’s Dolomites

When World War I broke out, Italy’s <b>Dolomites</b> became a treacherous front line for Austrian and Italian soldiers.<p>Here among the jagged peaks and sheer pastel walls of this ancient range of the Alps, where many cultures had coexisted for centuries, soldiers on both sides built networks of bolted-down …

Obama approval high with Muslims

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is higher among Muslims than any other religious group, a new poll says.<p>According to a Gallup poll released Friday that tracked responses for the first six months of 2014, 72 percent of Muslims said they approve of the president, compared with just 20 …

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.<p>This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising …

Obama on impeachment: 'Really?'

Go ahead, President Barack Obama told House Republicans Thursday. Impeach him.<p>“You hear some of them: ‘Sue him! Impeach him!’” Obama said in a relaxed, sniping campaign-style speech in Austin, Texas, recounting the resistance he’s run into for signing executive actions. “Really? For what, doing my …