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Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape

Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn't seen any change in himself. A court agreed and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.

With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York

Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.

How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East?

Most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.

Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff and whether guests should be expected to tip.

Health Law Tempers States' Insurance Mandates

Parts of the Affordable Care Act seek to curb states from setting their own mandates requiring insurers to cover specific care. But many state legislators are trying to work around the restrictions.

Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting

Peaceful protests have taken place since police shot and killed a black 21-year-old who was holding a toy gun while shopping in Ohio. But new questions are being raised about the handling of the case.

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