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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

Two large radio telescopes have detected very brief, powerful bursts of radio waves, and so far, scientists have no idea what's causing them.

U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.

12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza

The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it's needed, officials say.

Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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