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Julius Rudel, Longtime Director Of New York City Opera, Dies At 93

The conductor served as musical and administrative head of New York's second-largest opera company at a time when American talent was flowering.

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

'We Welcome' Syrian Airstrikes On ISIS, Iraqi Leader Maliki Says

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says that he didn't ask for the airstrikes along the border but he doesn't have a problem with them, either.

U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Toolbox

Boys are suspended and drop out at higher rates than girls. An Oakland, Calif., educator is trying to change that.

In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.

FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.

Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

"I'm not going to lie to you I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.

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