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Iraqi Officials Say 18 People Killed, 45 Wounded In Central Baghdad Bombing

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 6:46pm

The Baghdad attack comes just over a week after Iraqi forces declared the city of Fallujah "fully liberated" from IS.

Device Lets Police Seize Digital Cash, Raises Civil Liberties Concerns

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:24pm

Officers can instantly freeze or seize the funds loaded on prepaid cards using the handheld device, and some civil liberties advocates say the machines may be abused.

Thick, Putrid Algae Bloom Overwhelms Miles Of Florida Coastline

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:16pm

A massive bloom of blue-green algae caused by discharge from a polluted lake is covering beaches in foul-smelling muck and raising health and environmental concerns.

Alt.Latino's Puerto Rican Deep Cuts

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras shares some classic gems and some new tunes that both pay tribute to Puerto Rico's traditional sound and expand the island's musical tradition.

Proposed Utah Monument The Latest Flashpoint In Fight Over Western Land

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Tribes in Utah have proposed a new Bears Ears National Monument spanning nearly 2 million acres. But some locals and Utah political leaders are fighting the idea.

Mixed Reaction In Puerto Rico To New Financial Oversight Board

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

President Obama signed into law the implementation of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico, which has been trapped in a fiscal crisis. But it's not a permanent solution.

Abortion-Rights Supporters, Opponents Plan Next Steps

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Despite the Supreme Court's striking down of a controversial Texas law, the battle over abortion rights is far from over. Advocates are planning new laws and challenges around the country.

'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Many film and television productions in the U.K. rely on tax breaks and funding from the EU. They say they're nervous for what the "Brexit" results could mean for their business.

Don't Panic Over 'Brexit,' Former Bank Of England Governor Says

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Markets reacted quickly and negatively to the U.K. referendum results. But Lord Mervyn King, who spent 10 years as the governor of the Bank of England, says some of the dire warnings are overblown.

No Longer Living 'In A Gray Area' Under Military Transgender Ban

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

The Pentagon has lifted its ban on transgender people serving in the military. The news has been a long time coming for transgender Army Drill Sergeant Kennedy Ochoa.

Attack Highlights Growing Extremist Threat In Bangladesh

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Islamic militants are claiming responsibility for an attack that left 20 people dead in Dhaka. The International Crisis Group's Shehryar Fazli talks about the rise of extremist groups in the country.




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