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Obama Deploys Up to 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama on Friday authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq in an expansion of the American fight against ISIS militants, the Pentagon said.<p>If all 1,500 are deployed, it would almost double the American presence in Iraq. The troops will serve in a non-combat role, …

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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Who's afraid of the American gray wolf?

There is no wild animal in America today more revered and reviled than the gray wolf. In Yellowstone National Park, wolf watchers line up along the Lamar Valley like paparazzi stalking pop stars. Meanwhile, in Catron County, New Mexico, schools build cages around bus stops, and a doctor sends a …

Bird Flu Strain Jumps From Animals To People For The First Time

H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.<p>A common strain of bird flu that had previously only infected poultry has reached what's reported to be its first human patient, according to a study released in the <i>Lancet Respiratory Medicine</i> today.<p>Earlier this spring, the Taiwanese woman came …

Against Medical Recommendations, FDA Approves Potent New Painkiller

The FDA's medical advisory board voted against approving Zohydro, an opioid painkiller drug with up to 10 times more hydrocodone than Vicodin.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers prescription painkiller overdoses a public health epidemic, calling prescription drug abuse the …

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The World's Oldest Animal Is Even Older Than We Thought

A new dating method puts a mollusk specimen at 507 years young<p>Here you see Ming, a mollusk of the species <i>Arctica islandica</i>. In 2006, researchers discovered the bivalve in Iceland, and examined its interior growth rings--patterns on the inside of its shell--to determine its age. That put Ming at an …

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Top 10 National Dishes

Most countries have a favorite or national dish. Popular with residents and forming part of a country’s identity, they are an essential experience for visitors.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Hamburgers, U.S.</b><br>Although the origins of the hamburger are disputed, there is no …

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Harry Prepares For Polar Trek With Media Launch of Expedition In London

Trafalgar Square was chilly today, good preparation for Prince Harry's polar trek.<p>The young prince was at the central London square for the media …

GOVERNMENT REPORT: The TSA's Behavior Detection Program Is An Unscientific Waste Of Money

The TSA put the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program into place in fiscal year 2007, and has since spent about $900 million on it.<p>The idea is to train TSA officers to detect suspicious behavior, adding an extra layer of security on top of screening.<p>Behavior detection …

US Airways Passengers Mutiny After Pilot Kicks Blind Man Off Plane

A legally blind man was kicked off a US Airways flight Wednesday night after crew members grew upset over his seeing eye dog, Doxy. Also given the boot? About 30 other passengers, who effectively mutinied over the man's treatment, causing the flight to be canceled.<p>In an interview with ABC …

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McDonald's Tries Build-your-own Quarter Pounders

"Have it your way" is Burger King's longtime slogan but McDonald's is testing build-your-own-burger customization and new premium-price burgers in Southern California, according to an article by Nancy Luna in the <i>Orange County Register</i> (OCR).<p>At a recently remodeled restaurant in upscale Laguna …

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