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White House scaling back military support for Afghan forces

After 2014 the U.S. residual force will be limited mostly to advisers at high-level commands and a counterterrorism force that can be used against al-Qaeda targets.<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has scaled back the support American troops will provide for their Afghan counterparts after 2014 when …

Germany sends troops to help flooded cities as death toll rises

Germany has dispatched thousands of soldiers to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers – …

Rubber Ducky, You're (Not) The One. Hong Kong Quacker Spawns Others

Perhaps it was inevitable. Given the huge popularity of the six-story, yellow rubber ducky that's been bobbing around in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, companies in a number of mainland Chinese cities have decided to copy it.<p>New ducks have popped up in the central city of Wuhan, the ancient city of …

WikiLeaks' Assange says leaker Manning is 'political prisoner' in show trial

Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, says that Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of aiding the enemy by leaking military secrets, is “the most prominent political prisoner in modern U.S. history” whose alleged crime is "telling the truth."<p>In a lengthy statement …

Justice Kennedy expected to play crucial role in spate of upcoming Supreme Court decisions

By the end of this month we could be living in a very different United States.<p>That’s because the Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions in landmark cases sometime in June. The cases speak not only to our rights as Americans, but also to the values we hold. At stake: affirmative action, …

Huge protests in Hong Kong on Tiananmen anniversary

More than 100,000 protesters have flocked to Hong Kong's Victoria Park to mark the 24th anniversary of China's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown.<p>On June 4, 1989 automatic gunfire and panic took hold of the iconic Beijing plaza as thousands of PLA troops moved in to evict student demonstrators.<p>But …

France says it is 'certain' that Assad regime has used sarin gas in Syria

France has declared it was "certain" that sarin gas had been used by the Assad regime in Syria's civil war after the United Nations said the conflict had reached "new levels of brutality".<p>Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, said tests carried out by a French laboratory proved sarin had …

Intel Capital creates $100M fund to invest in perceptual computing

Intel Capital has created a $100 million fund to finance perceptual computing projects, or those that use more senses to interact with computing devices. Perceptual computing includes gesture recognition using 3D depth cameras, which send signals into a room and measure the time it takes to bounce …

Report: Hospital Sees ROI on iPad Purchases in Just 9 Days

- Jun 4, 2013<p>Apple’s iPad has proven to be popular among medical professionals, and now a new report tells of how one hospital was able to recoup its …

BlackBerry Q10 available for pre-order on AT&T tomorrow, $200 on contract

Got a taste for a physical keyboard, but you're currently on AT&T without any QWERTY-laden LTE options? That's about to change. The BlackBerry Q10 has already been announced for the GSM network, but now we've been informed that pre-orders will officially begin tomorrow and you can get one of your …

12 great years for fashion

1174<p>It's just so weird that no one mentions the 1170s, isn't it? So thank goodness Dolce and Gabbana pointed out the brilliant Byzantine chicness of …

Emma Watson's Edgy Bustier Steals Premiere Spotlight (PHOTOS)

Emma Watson seems to be on every red carpet these days, yet she's still coming up with new trends to try out.<p>For Monday's "This Is The End" premiere in Los Angeles, the English actress wore an ambitious Roland Mouret bustier -- animal print, strapless and peplummed. Narrowly avoiding a wardrobe …

Your Ultimate Swimwear Guide

From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. MC has put together 40 of our favorite picks in four of the summer's hottest trends.<p>From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. <i>MC</i> has put …

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Nine Inch Nails to debut new single “Came Back Haunted” on Thursday

Trent Reznor describes the new Nine Inch Nails album as “fucking great”, but when might we have a chance to sample it for ourselves? According to Las …

Download Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s Kismet mixtape

Crown Heights rapper Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire returns today with his latest mixtape, <i>Kismet</i>. Spanning 16 tracks, it features collaborations with Danny …

New Video: Prodigy feat. Domo Genesis “YNT (Young and Thuggin)”

The Infamous Mobb Deep connects with Odd Future on “YNT (Young and Thuggin). In the visuals, P heads out to Cali for a little sunshine, followed by a …

Listen: Beck: "Defriended"

As recently revealed, this fall will bring a new acoustic album from Beck (his first album since 2008's <i>Modern Guilt</i>). In the meanwhile, he's shared a non-acoustic cut called "Defriended" that, according to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, will be released as a stand-alone single this summer.<p><i>Rolling Stone</i> also reports …

Jay-Z Lullaby Album Provides the Blueprint for Nap Time

Jay-Z is skewing toward a younger audience for his next album — a much younger audience. Like, Blue Ivy’s age. <i>Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of</i> …

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10 Stunning Underwater Photos

Featuring a ghostly seal, a stylish crab, and more. You're welcome!<p>Every year since 2005, the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has judged a crop of photos for consideration in its Underwater Photography Contest. The winners and runners-up--in categories …

NASA charts how stars evolve with a 160-megapixel image of neighboring galaxy

NASA has been spying on our neighbors. With the help of Pennsylvania State University, it's assembled a huge photo collage of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two of the closest galaxies to our native Milky Way. The images, gathered with NASA's Swift telescope, create a picture that could let …

Ask 'gribbles' how to turn wood into liquid fuel - Futurity

U. YORK (UK) — Tiny wood-boring marine isopods are giving scientists clues on how to …

'World of Warcraft' Movie To Shoot In 2014

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NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)

NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies …

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