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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first to "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine.

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Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime

The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.

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3 U.Va. Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Over Rape Article

News of the lawsuit by former Phi Kappa Psi members comes along with word that Rolling Stone's managing editor, Will Dana, has resigned.

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Taliban Acknowledge Death Of Leader, Select Successor

Sources within the extremist organization confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who reportedly died in 2013. A gathering of the group's leaders has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as his successor.

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University Of Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

A judge said because Ray Tensing faces a potential life-in-prison sentence, she was setting his bail at $1 million.

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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.

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Top Stories: Brazil's Polluted Olympic Water; Egypt Delays Journalists' Trial

Also: Hillary Clinton will testify in October to the House panel on Benghazi; India executes a plotter of a deadly 1993 bombing; and scientists discover a huge aurora on a distant brown dwarf star.

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

The AP commissioned tests over a five month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating.

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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

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SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.

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Birkin Bag Is Fine, But Namesake Actress Wants 'Birkin Croco' Rebranded

After seeing a video that PETA published on the treatment of crocodiles, Jane Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from the line's crocodile-skin version.

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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam Dubose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.

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Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.

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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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Migrant Dies In Calais As Thousands Try To Use Channel Tunnel

Since Jan. 1, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

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Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

The Patriots quarterback said he got rid of his phone only after his lawyers told the NFL his device would "not be subjected to investigation." Brady said he was "disappointed" in the NFL's decision.

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