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Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy!

Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flare-ups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.

Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.

What Exactly Is That Birdlike Thing?

Is it a bird ... a moth. .. two creatures in one?

Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president and niece of Fidel Castro is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.

Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill and saving $10 million annually.

In Ferguson, Mo., A City Meets The Spotlight

To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?

Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

While early reports Tuesday quoted police saying that 31 people had been arrested last night, NBC News says it has more recent data showing 78 arrests.

To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive

Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.

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