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Reid blocks GOP on Iran sanctions

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking a vote on Iran sanctions demanded by Senate Republicans.<p>The GOP rolled fresh economic penalties on Iran into their alternative to Democrats’ veterans’ benefits bill, pressing for Congress to weigh in on diplomatic talks between global powers and Iran on …

Astronaut Nearly Drowned in Space Due to NASA's Poor Communication, Report Says

NASA admitted today that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned during his July 16 spacewalk last year because information about a previous …

In Central African Republic, a deadly spiral of revenge picks up speed

At the mosque where the dead bodies arrive, it was another day of horror and grief. Five bloodied bodies of young Muslim men lay on the mosque floor, while their parents wept in the courtyard outside. Gunshots echoed in the nearly abandoned streets, where a sixth body lay uncollected.<p>In another …

Russian Troops Arrive at Ukrainian Border

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Arizona governor vetoes anti-LGBT discrimination bill

Bill would have allowed Arizona businesses to refuse service to gay customers by citing “religious freedom”<p>PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism …