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Jonathan Pollard
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Peace Offering

Many Israelis see the upcoming release of spy Jonathan Pollard as a way to "sweeten" the bitter pill of the Iran nuclear deal. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison following his 1985 arrest, has served 30 years for spying for Israel

Joyce Mitchell

N.Y. Prison Worker Reveals Her Involvement in Escape Plan

Prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping two inmates escape, told investigators that she performed sexual acts on one of the men and sent X-rated selfies to the other and knew the duo planned to kill her husband

Tom Brady

NFL Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

The NFL and Tom Brady will head to court over a 4-game suspension for the quarterback's alleged use of underinflated footballs during last year's AFC championship game. The suspension was upheld by the NFL on Tuesday

Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun.

Migrants Storm Channel Tunnel

More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in the French port of Calais on Monday, in an attempt to reach the U.K., operator Eurotunnel announced. Authorities are describing the incident as "the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half"

Cecil the lion

Minnesota Dentist Named as Killer of Beloved Lion

U.S. citizen Walter James Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil on a game-hunting trip, according to Zimbabwean authorities. The dentist said in a statement that he had "no idea" the lion was a local favorite


Suniti Solomon, Pioneering HIV/AIDS Researcher, Dies at 76

India's foremost HIV/Aids researcher Dr. Suniti Solomon, who documented India’s first HIV case before setting up the country’s first voluntary testing and counseling center for the disease, died on Tuesday at her home in the southern city of Chennai


Jane Birkin Asks Hermès to Take Her Name Off Bags

The inspiration behind Hermès' high-fashion bag, British singer and style icon Jane Birkin, is speaking out about the practices used to created one of the label’s most notable and expensive iterations, the crocodile Birkin

Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 2

Toronto International Film Festival Announces Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival, considered the opening of Oscar-contender season, will kick off on Sept. 10. Demolition, a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays a forlorn banker with family troubles, will open the 10-day event

Donald Trump

Trump Lawyer Sorry for Spouse-Rape Comment

Donald Trump's lawyer and top aide apologized after he ensnared the candidate in controversy by responding to years-old rape allegations against Trump — since retracted — by saying that sexual intercourse with a spouse can never legally be considered rape


Marvel Will Release New Netflix Show Every 6 Months

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will be rolling out a new Marvel superhero series every six months. Jessica Jones will be the next superhero to appear on Netflix before the end of 2015, followed by Iron Fist and Luke Cage

Meteor Stars Green Detail

Watch the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Live

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower will be visible across the globe with shooting stars in the wee hours of on Wednesday morning. The time between moonset and sunrise is slated to be the best time to see the shower