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President Obama Begins Weeklong Africa Trip

Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night and also plans to visit South Africa and Tanzania. He is expected to emphasize democracy and security during his trip.

Same-Sex Marriage, Around The World

The United States joins 13 other countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

Racing Pigeon Has Poor Sense Of Direction

A pigeon that set out on what was to be a 600 mile race in Japan, lost his way and ended up landing 5,000 miles across the Pacific in Canada. When it was found on Vancouver Island, the bird was exhausted and very skinny.

Israeli Political Leaders Disagree On 2-State Peace Solution

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this week to continue to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sit down at the negotiating table. But in the run-up to this visit, two Israeli ministers have come out against the two-state solution that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he supports.

After Drifting For Hours On Arctic Ice Floe, 20 Tourists Are Safe

Tuesday morning, the tourists' guides woke up to realize their group was camping on top of an ice floe that had become disconnected from the shore and was drifting away.

Federer Loses In Wimbledon's Second Round As Upsets Continue

Roger Federer, who last year won his seventh Wimbledon title, is out of the 2013 tournament after falling to Ukrainian Sergei Stakhovsky. Maria Sharapova also lost. The upsets come two days after Rafael Nadal, who was in the same side of the bracket as Federer, was upset in the first round.
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Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

President Barack Obama tied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to greenhouse gas emissions. For this month's Environmental Outlook: the latest hurdle for the proposed tar sands project.


Thanks, But No: Social Media Refuses To Share With Turkey

In its latest effort to rein in the country's vibrant social media, Turkey says it has requested cooperation from Twitter and Facebook; they're not playing ball. Protesters are embracing social media — and the government has complained that such outlets won't share user data with law enforcement.

Famous Hawk Is Back In The Spotlight

The hawk's name is Rufus and his job is to scare pesky pigeons away from the All England Club before the crowds of tennis fans arrive. Rufus also worked the 2012 Olympics. The hawk — of course — has his own Twitter account to squawk at his admirers.

The U.S. Wants Snowden. Why Won't The World Cooperate?

The world has been thumbing its nose at the U.S. government as it seeks the extradition of Edward Snowden, who's accused of espionage for revealing U.S. surveillance programs.