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Memory Wipes Closer to Reality

Researchers working with mice have made stunning breakthroughs in stripping the painful and negative feelings associated with a traumatic memory

Demonstrators protest sexual assault on college campuses at the #YesAllWomen rally in solidarity with those affected by violence in Seattle on May 30, 2014.

Calif. Passes Sex-Consent Bill

The California Senate passed a first-in-the-nation bill on Thursday to define what amounts to consensual sexual activity on the state's college campuses

2014 NFL Draft

NFL Throws Flag on Domestic Abuse After Criticism

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to team owners that stated stricter penalties would be imposed on players and league personnel who commit domestic abuse, following criticism of a two-game suspension for a player who allegedly beat his fiancée

Servicemen sit atop an armoured vehicle as they travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region

Ukraine Brings Back Draft as Russia Appears to Mobilize

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s national security council ordered the reinstatement of mandatory conscription, affecting able-bodied men aged 18 to 25, as NATO satellite imagery appeared to show Russian forces and vehicles in its restive eastern region

A mugshot of Clayton Lockett on June 29, 2011.

Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Didn't Die From Heart Attack

Independent autopsy results reveal that Clayton Lockett, whose botched execution in April caused Oklahoma to temporarily halt lethal injections, did not die from a heart attack; officials attempted to tap a vein in his groin, chest, neck, both arms and one foot

Syrian refugees flee from Lebanon

U.N. Grimly Marks 3 Million Syrian Refugees as War Rages

The U.N.'s refugee agency announced that one of every eight Syrians has fled the country since March 2011 and 6.5 million others are internally displaced; U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres called it the "biggest humanitarian emergency of our era"

Images Of Malaysian Airlines As Carrier To Be Delisted After $429 Million Offer

Malaysia Airlines to Cut 6,000 Staff in Overhaul

The flight operator announced the cuts — a 30% reduction of its current workforce — on Friday in an effort to revive its damaged brand, after double passenger-jet disasters. Malaysia Airlines is also conducting a search for a new CEO

U.S. Agents Take Undocumented Immigrants Into Custody Near Tex-Mex Border

Obama Sets No Timeline for Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he still intends to act to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to do so by the end of summer; 145 demonstrators were arrested during a rally on immigration reform outside the White House

FILE  Comedian Joan Rivers Hospitalised After She Stops Breathing Following An Operation On Her Vocal Chords

Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Hospitalization

The 81-year-old comedian and TV personality was rushed from a doctor's office to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday morning after she went into cardiac arrest; her daughter, Melissa, later said Rivers was "resting comfortably" after the episode

Google Project Wing Drone

Google Toys Around With Drone Delivery Service

A number of small aircraft have flown between 130 and 195 ft. during trials in the Australian outback, delivering items such as a water bottle and a first-aid kit; Google has been working on Project Wing for two years but only began testing the drones this month