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Rob Ford has been a figure of controversy since a video surfaced  of the Toronto mayor smoking crack. (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

Seeking treatment for an abdominal tumor, Rob Ford says his brother will run in his place while he seeks a seat on the city council.

09/12/2014

Couple Captured By Taliban While Traveling In Afghanistan Say They Have Child

The married couple with a taste for exotic travel set out for Central Asia in the summer of 2012, moving as tourists through a region not normally visited by Westerners.

06/05/2014

Once again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Global Temperatures Continue To Hit Record Highs Each Month

Once again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago.

05/21/2014

Toronto mayor Rob Ford tweeted that everyone should set their clocks backward, not forward. (Getty Images)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Gets Daylight Saving Time Wrong

Ford mistakenly tweeted that people should set their clocks an hour back instead of forward.

03/09/2014

President Barack Obama touted this week’s announcement that 7.1 million American signed up for coverage through his signature health care law, and he blasted critics for continued efforts to assault the Affordable Care Act, declaring: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”   (credit: JIM LO SCALZO-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Decide On Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline In Next Couple Of Months

President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.

02/24/2014

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.  PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Record Number Of Foreign Students In US, Americans Studying Abroad

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

11/11/2013

Academy-Award winning director of 2002's "Bowling for Columbine" said he's very disappointed with the country's lack of legislation against weapons. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Michael Moore: ‘Americans Kill People, Guns Don’t’

While outside of Los Angeles International Airport, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was asked about the recent attack at the airport and the ongoing gun violence in the U.S.

11/06/2013

Canadian author Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. (PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Canadian writer Alice Munro won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel literature winners, called her a “master of the contemporary short story.” She’s the […]

10/10/2013

File photo of NORAD operators  (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian, NORAD Forces Unite For Exercise

The exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday were the first since U.S.-Russian relations became strained because of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, Syria, human rights and other issues.

08/30/2013

President Obama makes a speech about the economy and jobs at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. on July 30, 2013. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

AP: Obama Understates Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs By Thousands

President Barack Obama has revived debate about the number of jobs that would be created by the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

08/01/2013

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