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Buckets of Ice Water Brought in More ALS Funding in 30 Days Than the Government Did in a Year

10:00 AM ET A month ago, the National Institutes of Health was the single largest source of research funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in the world. Now, it's a bunch of people dumping buckets full of ice water over their heads. The ALS Association said Friday it has received more than ...

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U.S. Tells Russia to 'Stop Lying' About Its Involvement in Ukraine

August 29, 2014 The United Nations Security Council met Thursday to discuss the Ukraine crisis for the 24th time this year, after reports indicated that Russian soldiers and weapons had crossed the border into eastern Ukraine to support insurgents there. Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said that Russia is not ...

Three Companies Want to Send NASA's Astronauts Into Space

August 26, 2014 Three years from now, if all goes according to plan, the United States will send a crew of astronauts into orbit without Russia's help. NASA will soon pick an American company—or companies—to support in the development of commercial spacecraft to send astronauts into orbit, a capability the U.S. lost when ...

Which US Company Will Help the Government Send Americans to Space?

August 26, 2014 Three years from now, if all goes according to plan, the United States will send a crew of astronauts into orbit without Russia's help. NASA will soon pick an American company—or companies—to support in the development of commercial spacecraft to send astronauts into orbit, a capability the U.S. lost when ...

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Obama Called Nine Foreign Leaders While on Vacation

August 25, 2014 The bear is loose again in the streets of Washington. President Obama returned to the White House on Sunday night after two weeks in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts with his family. During that time, the president broke the cardinal rule of vacation: He worked—calling nine foreign leaders. Here's who Obama ...

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All Clear at Fort Lee Army Base After Report of Shooter

August 25, 2014 Fort Lee officials have given the all clear after a shooter was reported at the Virginia army base on Monday, the local NBC affiliate reports. A post on the base's Facebook page Monday morning read: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); ...

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Obama: ISIL 'Has No Place in the 21st Century'

August 20, 2014 "Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley," President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Obama proceeded to condemn the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militants responsible for American journalist James Foley's death, in the harshest possible ...

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John Kerry: ISIL 'Must Be Destroyed'

August 20, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry vehemently condemned the Islamist militant group responsible for American journalist James Foley's death. "The world must know that the United States of America will never back down in the face of such evil," he said in a lengthy statement, released Wednesday afternoon after President Obama ...

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The White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Death

August 20, 2014 An online petition created five days ago in response to Michael Brown's death has surpassed the number of signatures required for an official response from the White House. A petition posted to We the People, a section of whitehouse.gov, calling for a "Mike Brown law" accrued 125,870 signatures by Tuesday ...

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Obama on Ferguson: There's a 'Gulf of Mistrust' Between People and Police

August 19, 2014 President Obama addressed on Monday the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., where protests over the police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown have unfurled into their second week. "It's clear that the vast majority of people are peacefully protesting. What's also clear is that a small minority of individuals are not," ...