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Pentagon to Request $7.5 Billion, a 50% Hike, in Fight Against ISIS
February 2, 2016

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon will request $7.5 billion in next year’s budget to cover the costs of its accelerating…

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Former Israeli Prime Minister to Begin Jail Sentence This Month
February 2, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — In less than two weeks, Ehud Olmert will make Israeli history as the first former prime minister to go…

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US Commander in Afghanistan Addresses Troop Reduction and Deteriorating Security
February 2, 2016

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Gen. John Campbell, a top U.S. commander, gave the House Armed Services Committee an update Tuesday on…

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Zika Virus Outbreak Causing Concern Among Olympic Athletes Bound for Brazil
February 2, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With the Olympic games scheduled for later this year in Brazil, athletes and national Olympic committees across the…

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Scottish Woman 'Absolutely Gobsmacked' Finding Out She’ll Be an Aunt
February 2, 2016

Courtesy Stuart Macdonald(EDINBURGH, Scotland) — When Lindsay Macdonald got home from a long workday, the last thing she expected was to…

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NASA Experiment Puts Four Volunteers in Cramped Quarters for a Month
February 2, 2016

NASA(HOUSTON) — A manned mission to Mars or another long-haul destination will require crew members to keep their cool and perform…

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Police Training Eagles to Snatch Snooping Drones
February 2, 2016

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dutch Police are working with the birds from a raptor training company to teach eagles to hunt…

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At Least 13 Students Drown Off India's West Coast
February 1, 2016

STR/AFP/Getty Images(MUMBAI) — Over a dozen students have drowned after swimming off a beach in India. According to BBC, more than…

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Argentina Infested With Swarms of Locusts
February 1, 2016

Courtesy Juan Pablo Karnatz(SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, Argentina) — The recent images and videos of locusts swarming farms and villages in Argentina…

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Stricken Cargo Ship Rescued Near French Coast
February 1, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(BORDEAUX, France) — Experts have succesffuly rescued a stricken cargo ship before it hit the French coast. According to BBC, a…

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