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IMF Orders U.S. Tour Operators to Withhold Payments to Greek Hotels

The consequences of Greece’s default on its $1.7 billion IMF loan payment may already be damaging the country’s fragile economy with reports that the International Monetary Fund has ordered US tour operators to withhold payments to Greek hotels. According to Greek blogger Alex Andreou, US tour operators have been told...

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Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings...

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Californians struggle for ‘normal life’ without water

A washing machine stands in the middle of Maria Jimenez’s California yard, like a redundant relic of modern life. Nearby are several rented mobile toilets, no longer in use. For four months, she and her family have had no running water. “We are trying to live a normal life,” the...

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Russia To Launch Bulava Ballistic Missiles In Military Exercises By End Of 2015

Russia plans to perform several test launches of its Bulava ballistic missiles by the end of 2015, according to a report. The launches will occur just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the expansion of Russia’s nuclear arsenal in a move that sparked international criticism and NATO countermeasures. “Several...

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Girl Scouts Raise Over $250K for Transgender Members

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington raised over $250,000 after stating that any transgender living “culturally as a girl” is welcome to join. The Seattle-based organization initially launched the campaign to replace a $100,000 donation its leaders rejected because the donor requested it not be used to support transgender scouts....

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China’s role highlighted at global Internet governance meeting

The first general meeting of the Global Internet Governance Alliance (GIGA) council was held here Tuesday to discuss key issues related to international cooperation on Internet governance while highlighting China’s role. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had called for a just and equal global Internet environment and regarded China as the...

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Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on the rise, while Hillary Clinton maintains her position atop the Democratic field, though holding a slightly slimmer lead. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush...

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Iran Threatens to Go Nuclear If Talks Fail

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hinted this week that Iran would decide to fully pursue its nuclear program in a way “harsher than what they [the United States can] imagine” if Western powers fail to uphold any nuclear agreement expected to be finalized in the coming days. Rouhani’s comments come as...

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Email bombshells from Hillary’s secret account show she didn’t know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea

Hillary Clinton’s emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state. And on Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series...

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The Worst Drought In Brazil In More Than 50 Years

São Paulo, Brazil, is in the grips of the city’s worst drought in the last half-century. The city’s main water supply—called the Cantareira system—is running on emergency reserves. Normally this time of year, the city’s main supply would hold more than 155 billion gallons of water. But that water is...

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Mountain-sized Asteroid Heading OUR Way

NASA is monitoring the “close Earth” pass of the mountain-sized space rock – which measures 1.5-miles across – that will hurtle past the planet at 45,450mph, or 70 times the speed of a jumbo jet, on July 25. The “cosmic close shave” comes as scientists and astronomers tomorrow join forces...

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show. Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less...