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Bibi: I Meant No Disrespect

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “regret” Monday that his address to Congress has become politicized, but pledged to continue to criticize the emerging Iran nuclear agreement. “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect," he said


Iraq Launches Attack on ISIS

The Iraqi government launched a large-scale offensive Monday to push ISIS out of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown

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Maggie Smith Will Say Farewell to Downton Abbey

Smith said that she will not be returning to the popular British melodrama to continue her role as Violet Crawley, the feisty Dowager Countess of Grantham — as well as giving a broad hint that the show itself would not be coming back either

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Why the Nasdaq Is Back but the Middle Class Isn’t

The Nasdaq touched 5,000 on Monday and investors are having some heady Y2K flashbacks, but the average American is missing out on the stock market's gains. For better or for worse, the percentage of adults investing is at its lowest point in decades


IKEA Furniture Will Soon Charge Your Phone

No need to waste time looking for your phone charger: Some new IKEA furniture will be able to charge your phone wirelessly beginning in April, the company announced. The wireless charging stations will be integrated into pieces like desks, tables and lamps stock photos Health Prescription Pills

Antipsychotics Over-Prescribed to Americans with Dementia

A new report published on Monday shows that around one third of older adults with dementia living in nursing homes had been prescribed an antipsychotic in 2012, despite warnings that the drugs can increase the risk of death for certain people with dementia

US Pot Bust

Big Border Bust Nets 15 Tons of Pot

Federal authorities confiscated more than 15 tons of marijuana en route to the United States from Mexico last week in the second-largest drug seizure at a U.S. border ever, officials said. It was worth almost $19 million

Waiting for the School Bus

'Free Range Parents' Neglected Kids, County Says

A Maryland couple has been found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect for letting their children walk home from a park alone. The children, ages 10 and 6, were picked up by police while walking home alone, sparking a two-month long investigation