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South Korea Fears Nuclear Test From The North Ahead Of Obama Visit

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“We confirm that we have spotted several activities related to the nuclear test in Punggye-ri in North Korea,” the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

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Perry Challenges Cuomo On Economic Policy

Photo: Lisa Kellman/TRNS

Perry challenged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to a debate on economic policy, charging that Cuomo’s policies are harmful to businesses.

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PHOTOS: Cowboys And Indians Rail Against Keystone Pipeline


All photos: Maria Rada/TRNS

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In Ukraine, Biden Pledges $50 Million In Military, Electoral Support

Joe Biden with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Burdened with more than $2 billion in Russian energy debts, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk also appealed for U.S. government and private sector energy investment.

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Hagel Reviews Advances In Prosthetics And Brain-Related Technologies

The additional demonstrations included a cyberwarfare program, a direct close air support system that can be utilized via mobile technology, and advancements to the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)

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White House: Russia Must Address Separatists

“What Russia needs to do … is use their influence to help deescalate the situation,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

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Number Of South Sudanese Civilians Sheltered With UN Skyrockets

22,000 civilians are seeking protection with the U.N. in the town of Bentiu, up from 4,500 earlier this month.

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Conservatives Are Scared Straight By A Frenchman

Given that capital always appreciates faster than labor, the capital gains tax in America should be higher than income tax, not lower.

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Poll: 25% Skeptical Of Global Warming

39 percent said that they would consider themselves “concerned believers” while 36 would qualify themselves as being in the “mixed middle.”

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U.S. To Send 600 Troops To Eastern Europe For Military Exercises

The troops will be stationed in four countries in efforts to show support to U.S. allies in the region following Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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● Indians, Eskimos are prone to early death

● Students cautioned on loan “auto-defaults”

● State prisons are filled with repeaters

● Where did the Class of 2013 go?

● Family leave expansion promoted

● College sued for religious discrimination

NASA Brings Science Down To Earth For Earth Day

NASA scientists and administrator Charles Bolden gave talks and explained how their agency helps us better understand our planet.

Sen. Boozman Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Photo/ Office of Sen. John Boozman

Boozman, 63, had been scheduled to attend an event on Tuesday morning.

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban


In a 6-2 ruling the Supreme Court left in place Michigan’s constitutional amendment banning affirmative action

PHOTOS: Tears And Triumph At The 2014 Boston Marathon


TRNS correspondent Luke Vargas documented the race leaders at the halfway mark and some of the 36,000 participants as they crossed the finish line in Boston

Dole Dubs Cruz “That Extreme Right-Wing Guy”

During an interview with the Wichita Eagle, Dole argued that the recent crop of Republican upstarts are not yet ready to run for President.