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Taliban Acknowledge Death Of Leader, Select Successor

July 30, 2015 - 6:30am

Sources within the extremist organization confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who reportedly died in 2013. A gathering of the group's leaders has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as his successor.

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University Of Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

July 30, 2015 - 6:17am

The judge said that because Ray Tensing faces a potential life-in-prison sentence, she was setting his bail at $1 million.

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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

July 30, 2015 - 6:02am

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

July 30, 2015 - 3:43am

The AP commissioned tests over a five-month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating.

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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

July 30, 2015 - 3:03am

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

July 30, 2015 - 3:00am

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

July 30, 2015 - 1:07am

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

July 30, 2015 - 12:58am

Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

July 29, 2015 - 5:28pm

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

July 29, 2015 - 4:14pm

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

July 29, 2015 - 3:40pm

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

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SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

July 29, 2015 - 1:24pm

SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.

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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

July 29, 2015 - 1:12pm

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."

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From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

July 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

July 29, 2015 - 12:55pm

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

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One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa

July 29, 2015 - 12:53pm

Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.

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Birkin Bag Is Fine, But Namesake Actress Wants 'Birkin Croco' Rebranded

July 29, 2015 - 12:51pm

After seeing a video that PETA published on the treatment of crocodiles, Jane Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from the line's crocodile-skin version.

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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

July 29, 2015 - 12:38pm

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.

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Politics Overshadows U.S. Tech Firms' Hopes For Entering Iran

July 29, 2015 - 12:38pm

With a young, well-educated population, Iran has the potential to be a boom market for tech. But sanctions and negative political implications for doing business there seem to limit prospects.

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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

July 29, 2015 - 12:33pm

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.

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