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Ukraine Grants Rebels Autonomy

As Ukrainians celebrated an agreement to deepen ties with the E.U. on Tuesday, the nation's parliament passed legislation providing greater political autonomy to rebellious regions in the country’s far east and offering an amnesty to pro-Moscow fighters

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Netflix's Plan to Conquer the World

The streaming service is rolling out in six new European countries this week, which will expose the company to hundreds of millions of new customers

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Urine Tests Can Diagnose HPV

They're not here yet, but urine tests could be game changing, a new analysis says, as a possible alternative to pap smears

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N.Y. Man Indicted on ISIS Charges

A 30-year-old man from Rochester has been charged with three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, one count of attempted murder of current and former members of the U.S. military, and three counts of weapons-related offenses

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U.N. Chief: Ebola Is 'Beyond Health Issues'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has “gone beyond health issues” and could even affect the political stability of the region. The virus has killed more than 2,400 people, and there have been nearly 5,000 reported cases

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SpaceX, Boeing Secure Major NASA Contracts

The firms each won multibillion-dollar deals to launch astronauts into low earth orbit. “These contracts highlight what commercial companies can accomplish, and we are counting on them to deliver our most precious cargo," said a NASA representative

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Bad Blood Over Scotland Vote

Tensions are rising and some on either side of the independence debate are resorting to dark tactics, as Scots prepare to head to the polls on Sept. 18 in order to answer the question, "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

U.N. Announces Deal to Rebuild Gaza

The U.N. has brokered a provisional deal with Israel and the Palestinian Authority to enable reconstruction work to begin in Gaza, U.N. envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday. The U.N. says it will help to rebuild the private sector and give the Palestinian Authority a leading role

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American Arrested Trying to Swim Into North Korea

South Korean soldiers have arrested a U.S. citizen attempting to swim across the Han River into North Korea. A Defense Ministry spokesperson told media the man detained on Tuesday night claimed to be wanting to "meet with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un"

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Wynn Resorts Gets Boston-Area Casino License

Wynn Resorts has won a license to bring a $1.6 billion casino to Everett, Mass. It claims the development will create more than 4,000 jobs, plus about 3,000 construction jobs, and has pledged Everett about $30 million in local enhancement projects

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93-Year-Old Former Nazi Faces Thousands of Murder Charges

The onetime member of Hitler’s SS has spoken publicly about working at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp in Poland, and was charged by prosecutors in Germany with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his role in perpetrating the Holocaust

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Ben-Hur Remake Will Star Jack Huston

The English actor, best known for his role in Boardwalk Empire, will star alongside Morgan Freeman in a remake of the Oscar-winning 1959 movie to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The film is scheduled to be released in 2016