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Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions

The justices ruled 5-4 to allow workers who don't join the union and don't pay any fees to get the same benefits as those who do pay union dues.

Obama Orders 200 More Troops To Iraq

The president had previously deployed about 300 military advisers to assist Iraqi security forces and he sent 275 troops to guard the embassy.

Allman Brothers Were A Force For Racial Integration In The South

The Allman Brothers Band was one of the most influential southern rock bands of the 1970s, and their legacy has left a lasting impression on the South, where they were a force for racial integration. So writes Galadrielle Allman in her new book "Please Be With Me: A Song For my Father, Duane Allman."

Israel Says Bodies Of 3 Students Have Been Recovered

After the teens were captured earlier this month, Israel launched a sweeping search. The kidnappings have inflamed relations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.

Between Israel And Hamas, 3 Killed Teens Escalate Tensions

Three Israeli teens who have been missing since June 12 were found killed in the West Bank. Israel blames Hamas and is expected to take action against the militant group.

Ukraine's President Ends Ceasefire, Vows To 'Free Our Lands'

The truce lasted for 10 days, even though Ukrainian authorities said the ceasefire had been violated many times by pro-Russian separatists and 27 Ukrainian troops had been killed.

BNP Paribas Agrees To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

The U.S. alleges that the French bank violated U.S. sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba and Iran.

Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.

High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies can defy the Affordable Care Act mandate to cover some forms of contraception if they object on religious grounds.

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