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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds the "bird mecca" of America is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

A U.S. company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable and crucial for millennia.

Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.

To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

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