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Escaped Prisoners

Prison Chief, 11 Staffers Put on Leave After Escape

The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave, officials said Tuesday

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Misty Copeland Breaks Ballet Color Barrier

The American Ballet Theater has promoted Misty Copeland to principal ballerina, making her the first black female principal ballerina in the company's 75-year history. She has been with the company for 14 years and danced as a soloist for 8

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie acknowledges supporters during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New Jersey

Chris Christie Launches Presidential Bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie started his campaign for the White House telling supporters that Democrats and fellow Republicans alike are to blame for the dysfunction in Washington and only a strong leader who tells the truth can fix it

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Court Ruling Finds Apple Guilty of Fixing Book Prices

An appeals court in New York on Tuesday upheld a 2013 verdict that Apple organized an illegal conspiracy with five book publishers to raise the price of ebooks, noting that so-called horizontal price-fixing is “the supreme evil of antitrust"

President Obama Joins Mourners At Funeral Of Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Obama's Approval Rating Cracks 50%

A new poll found that 50% of Americans approve of President Obama's handling of the country's highest office, after a week that included Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act

CIA Headquarters Torture Report

CIA Lags in Recruiting Diverse Workforce

The Central Intelligence Agency’s efforts to bring more minorities into its workforce haven’t been as effective as hoped, according to a new internal report. Racial and ethnic minorities make up about 24% of the entire CIA workforce.

Iran Nuclear Talks in Vienna

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended

Iran has complied with a key condition of ongoing nuclear talks by significantly reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons, diplomats said Tuesday

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Inside Pope Francis’ U.S. Trip Schedule

On Tuesday morning, the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released the official schedule for the trip. Predictably, it is packed. Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. from Sept. 19-28, four days in Cuba, five in the U.S. stock photos Health Pills

Common Drug Can Have Lasting Effects on Kids

Antibiotics are prescribed for a range of childhood ailments, from ear to throat infections. But the drugs may be changing kids’ health in potentially unwelcome ways, according to a study published in Nature Communications

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EU Proposes Sweeping Ban of Cellphone Roaming Charges

European Union proposed new rules on Tuesday banning cellphone roaming charges in all 28 member countries, as part of a raft of legal reforms to improve communication and e-commerce opportunities across the continent

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Greece Will Not Pay IMF Debt Due Tuesday

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment due Tuesday to the International Monetary Fund. Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out further negotiations with Greece before the country holds a referendum on Sunday