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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016: Who’s Gonna Get In?

Earlier today, this year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 were announced. And surveying the list of the 15 names …

World Cup pressure is on Brazil

Brazilians must play amid a simmering stew of protests, expectations<p>Has there ever been more pressure on a soccer team than there is on Brazil in this World Cup?<p>Short answer: absolutely not.<p>Brazil opens its quest for an unprecedented sixth World Cup trophy Thursday, taking on Croatia in the …

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ISIS Militants Rampage Across Iraq: What You Need to Know

The Islamist militants advancing toward Baghdad have Iraqi and Western officials scrambling to avert a broader crisis.<p>While the seizure of Iraq’s key cities of Mosul and Tikrit has catapulted the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) – onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for …

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US drone strike kills 10 in Pakistan, Islamabad intelligence officials say

At least 10 people were killed in a U.S. missile strike targeting a militant compound Thursday in Pakistan near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said.<p>Top government officials told Reuters that Islamabad had given the U.S. "express approval" for the strikes -- the first time …

In Brazil, Police Use Tear Gas At Anti-World Cup Protest

By Brian Winter and Marcelo Teixeira<p>SAO PAULO, June 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and months of political unrest.<p>Police fired tear gas and noise bombs …