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From Untended Farmland, Reserve Tries to Recreate Wilderness From Long Ago

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:06
A reserve in western Spain is at the forefront of Europe’s “rewilding” effort, which seeks to restore species and ecosystems that vanished centuries ago.
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Seeing Their Gains at Risk, Shiites Flock to Join Militias

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:34
Skills honed on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad will be used for militia groups battling the Sunnis who are driving toward Baghdad.
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Veterans Watch as Gains Their Friends Died for Are Erased by Insurgents

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:30
Hundreds of Americans lost their lives battling for control of parts of Iraq that are falling to militants with breathtaking speed.
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Getting a Good Table by Flicking an App, Not Greasing a Palm

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:29
Restaurateurs are uncomfortable with a wave of mobile apps that secure and resell coveted tables at popular establishments, sometimes covertly.
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DealBook: Citigroup and U.S. Deadlocked in Settlement Talks

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:12
Talks between the Justice Department and Citigroup have deteriorated in recent days, as the sides are deadlocked on how much money the bank should pay to settle a civil investigation into its sale of shoddy mortgage investments.

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Beleaguered Iraqis Court Iranian Mastermind of the Shiites Who Fought the U.S.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:09
Iraq may see the possibility of significant aid from Iran as a means of pressuring the United States to come to Iraq’s defense with aid of its own.
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S.E.C. Conducting Investigation of Port Authority Projects

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:05
The investigation will focus in part on the agency’s handling of roadway construction projects, according to several people briefed on the matter.
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Iraqi Shiite Cleric Issues Call to Arms

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:02
The specter of sectarian war and partition of Iraq grew as Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani told his followers to take up arms against an insurgent army of marauding Sunni militants.

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Netherlands 5, Spain 1: World Cup 2014: Netherlands Trounces Spain

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:00
Spain, winners of the last World Cup, limped off in defeat as the Dutch triumphed in the remake of the 2010 final as a horror film.

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In Shadow of Brazil World Cup’s Premier Stadium, a Hulking Ruin

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:49
In the shadow of the newly renovated Maracanã Stadium, where the World Cup final will be played, stands a crumbling building that was once devoted to the indigenous people of Brazil.
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G.M. Recalls Camaros to Replace Faulty Keys

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:45
The action covers half a million 2010 to 2014 Camaros, which can stall if their key fobs are jostled.

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No Ceremony for Bowe Bergdahl Upon Return to U.S. Soil

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:16
Exactly 1,809 days after he was captured, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to a homecoming void of any relatives and dampened by a controversy over his capture and release.

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F.C.C. Begins Investigation Into Quality of Internet Download Speeds

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:03
The commission has begun an investigation of Internet service providers at the same time that it is trying to define whether it has jurisdiction over their businesses.

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Massachusetts Democrat Wins Over Voters; Her Party Is a Different Story

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:51
Polls show that Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, is leading in the race for governor. But party delegates, remembering her failed Senate campaign in 2010, may not endorse her.
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Jimmy Scott, Singer Whose Star Rose Late, Dies at 88

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:48
Mr. Scott, whose plaintive delivery earned him a following that included other vocalists like Madonna, Marvin Gaye and Frankie Valli, spent most of his career in relative obscurity before gaining wider appreciation in recent years.
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Russia Sent Tanks to Separatists in Ukraine, U.S. Says

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:46
After the State Department said that Russia had sent weapons to rebels in Ukraine, separatists using antiaircraft and heavy machine guns fired on a military transport plane in Luhansk, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.

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Oil Industry in Iraq Faces Setback to Revival

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:18
“The collapse of Iraq would bring an international oil crisis,” an expert says, but so far the oil markets are taking the growing unrest in stride.
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At War Blog: Reactions to the Turmoil in Iraq From Those Who Served

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:49
The New York Times asked veterans of the war in Iraq to share their reactions to the news this week that Sunni extremist militants had seized broad stretches of the country.

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Defense Reports Puncture Led to Botched Execution

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:47
An independent autopsy of Clayton D. Lockett’s body contradicts Oklahoma prison officials’ account of events.
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News Analysis: Obama Finds He Can’t Put Iraq War Behind Him

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:59
Iraq continues to shape President Obama’s tenure, as he concludes that American interests there prevent him from fully leaving the country to the Iraqis themselves.

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