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Company Successfully Tests Space Tourism Balloon

Posted: 06/24/2014 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to take tourists to the edge of space.

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US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 2,193

Posted: 06/24/2014 - As of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at least 2,193 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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NTSB Faults Pilot 'Mismanagement' in Asiana Flight

Posted: 06/24/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

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Kerry Says It's Up to Iraqis

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry says neither President Barack Obama nor the American people want to see a wholesale U.S. intervention in Iraq.

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KFC Probes Claim Scarred Child Was Asked to Leave

Updated: 06/24/2014 - Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

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IRS Head Says No Laws Broken in Loss of Email

Updated: 06/24/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner says the Obama administration is not helping Congress get to the truth over the IRS' close scrutiny of conservative groups and the agency's recent revelation that it lost emails related to that probe.

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Kerry Confronts Threat of New War In Iraq

Updated: 06/23/2014 - Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

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VA Falls Short Of Female Medical Issues

Posted: 06/22/2014 - Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Militant's Blitz Through Iraq's Westen Desert

Posted: 06/22/2014 - Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.

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AG Plans Release Of Sandusky Case Review

Updated: 06/21/2014 - A highly anticipated report into how police and prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case will be released early next week.

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Sunni Fighters Expand Western Offensive In Iraq

Updated: 06/21/2014 - Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing two strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side.

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U.S Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested

Updated: 06/21/2014 - Hope Solo, the goalie for the U.S national team, is accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.

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US Seeks Legal Protection for Troops Going to Iraq

Updated: 06/20/2014 - The Pentagon says the U.S. is seeking a written agreement with the Iraqi government to insure that the teams of special forces going in will have appropriate legal protections. Iraq's refusal to sign that type of agreement led to the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country in 2011 after eight years of war.

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Perry Invites Obama to Texas Border Amid 'Crisis'

Updated: 06/20/2014 - Gov. Rick Perry is inviting one of his greatest political foes, President Barack Obama, to Texas for a firsthand look at the "humanitarian crisis" unfolding along the border with Mexico.

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VA: 80 Percent of Senior Executives Got Bonuses

Updated: 06/20/2014 - Nearly 80 percent of senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, a top official said Friday.

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IRS Conducting Internal Investigation

Updated: 06/20/2014 - The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service is telling the congressional committee that oversees its activities that he won't share any more details about lost emails with Congress until the IRS completes its own review.

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Feds Get Time to Decide on Retrial for BP Engineer

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Federal prosecutors have been granted additional time to decide whether they should appeal an order throwing out the conviction of a former BP engineer in the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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