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Report: Assaults increase on rangers, park police

Posted: 06/16/2013 - A new report shows that park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police officers suffered more assaults and threats by visitors last year than in 2011.

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Bites derided as unreliable in court

Posted: 06/16/2013 - A judge's ruling expected this month in New York could help end the practice of using bite mark analysis in courtrooms.

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Officials: NSA programs broke plots in 20 nations

Posted: 06/16/2013 - Top U.S. intelligence officials say information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries.

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NKorea proposes talks with Washington

Updated: 06/16/2013 - North Korea's top government body is proposing high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States days after a planned meeting with rival South Korea collapsed.

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Mandela seeing sustained improvement in health

Updated: 06/16/2013 - South Africa's president says that Nelson Mandela is seeing sustained improvement from the recurring lung infection that is forcing him to spend a ninth day in the hospital.

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Solar-powered plane lands near Washington

Updated: 06/16/2013 - A solar-powered plane bidding to fly across the U.S. has landed at Dulles International Airport near the nation's capital, with one leg to New York left.

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'M' or 'F'? Outdated IDs worry transgender people

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Most people don't think twice about the gender printed on their driver's license. But those "M'' or "F'' markers - and the legal and administrative prerequisites for switching them on passports, birth certificates and other forms of identification - are a source of anxiety and, even, discrimination for transgender individuals.

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Facebook: We can now say more on user surveillance

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Facebook's top attorney says after a week of negotiations with national security officials, the company is allowed to make new revelations about government orders for user data.

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Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online.

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UN climate talks marred by decision-making spat

Posted: 06/14/2013 - U.N. climate talks have hit a stumbling block that some delegates say poses a serious challenge to their already slow-moving attempt to craft a global response to climate change.

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Pioneering Russian woman's spaceflight marked

Posted: 06/14/2013 - On the 50th anniversary of becoming the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova has received a prestigious award from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Stumbo will work to replace coal severance funds

Posted: 06/14/2013 - House speaker Greg Stumbo says he intends to see that $2.5 million in coal severance tax funds being used to help pay for renovations at Rupp Arena is replaced.

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