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Monday, June 30, 2014

NASA test-launches a flying saucer

NASA test-launches a flying saucer


NASA test-launches a flying saucer

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 07:43 AM PDT

NASA's new flying saucer-shaped spacecraft lifted off from its launch pad at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Saturday morning, after several previous weather-related delays this month.

NASA test-launches a flying saucer

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 07:43 AM PDT

NASA's new flying saucer-shaped spacecraft lifted off from its launch pad at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Saturday morning, after several previous weather-related delays this month.

Facebook's 'creepy' mood experiment

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 09:12 AM PDT

Internet users have reacted angrily to news that Facebook researchers manipulated the content some users were shown.

How you'll travel in 2024

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 08:57 AM PDT

A driverless taxi is waiting for you outside your house. Cruising through the city, you arrive safely at the airport where you drop off your luggage while ordering a coffee. Check-in is then a matter of just a few seconds, thanks to facial recognition software, while distant biometric scanning allows you to avoid long security queues.

Obama taps Bob McDonald to head VA

Obama taps Bob McDonald to head VA


Obama taps Bob McDonald to head VA

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 05:45 PM PDT

As expected, President Barack Obama announced Bob McDonald as his choice to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday.

Who is McDonald?

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 05:18 PM PDT

Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's pick to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, has been in the hot seat before.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 05:21 PM PDT

Here is a look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

5 questions after ruling

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:47 PM PDT

Monday's Supreme Court ruling giving certain companies a right to raise religious objections to providing some types of birth control insurance to their employees leaves a number of important questions in its wake.

Obama plans immigration action

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:49 PM PDT

President Barack Obama said Monday he was starting "a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress," adding that he directed his team to recommend steps he can take this summer and that he would then act on those steps "without delay."

U.S. sending more troops to Iraq

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 03:29 PM PDT

The United States is increasing its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Meet Obama's VA pick

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:49 PM PDT

CNN's Joe Johns profiles Bob McDonald, the man President Obama has tasked to lead the VA amid the recent scandal.

Obama to Congress: "Don't just say no"

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:15 PM PDT

President Barack Obama said Monday he was starting "a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress," adding that he directed his team to recommend steps he can take this summer and that he would then act on those steps "without delay."

Obama: 'Pass a darn bill'

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:15 PM PDT

President Obama announces he will take executive action on immigration reform, accusing Congress of doing nothing.

U.S. sending more troops to Iraq

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 04:01 PM PDT

The United States is increasing its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.

ISIS declares 'Islamic Caliphate'

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:11 PM PDT

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports that the terror group ISIS will change its name to the "Islamic State."

New airport security considered amid bomb concerns

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 03:19 PM PDT

The U.S. is considering new security measures at airports due to increased concern that terrorists from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are developing explosives designed to avoid detection by current security screening, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Terrorists developing new type of bombs

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:14 PM PDT

CNN's Barbara Starr reports that the U.S. may up airport security measures due to advances in al Qaeda technology.

Carly Fiorina slams "war on women"

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 02:29 PM PDT

S. E. Cupp interviews Carly Fiorina about her effort to rally conservative female voters for the Senate races.

Supreme Court narrowly limits reach of labor unions

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 07:12 PM PDT

In a decision that sidesteps a major shift in labor policy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Illinois can't force home health care workers to pay dues to unions.

5 questions from big Supreme Court ruling

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:55 PM PDT

Monday's Supreme Court ruling giving certain companies a right to raise religious objections to providing some types of birth control insurance to their employees leaves a number of important questions in its wake.

Court rules against Obama

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:55 PM PDT

Supreme Court rules that closely held companies cannot be required to pay to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees, ending its term with a narrow setback for a controversial part of President Obama's health care reform law.

A win for Hobby Lobby

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:09 PM PDT

The Supreme Court rules that some for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for contraceptives for their employees.

How decision may affect you

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:08 PM PDT

What does the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision mean for you? Our politics panel weighs in.

What decision means

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:53 PM PDT

The Supreme Court's decision Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby and furniture maker Conestoga Wood was "sweeping," a "huge blow to the Obama administration," and a "shot in the arm for the evangelical movement," analysts said.

Court rulings: It's GOP vs. Democrats

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Elections have consequences.

4 ways Christie kept moving forward

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:35 PM PDT

After months of being beat up by the media about his "Bridgegate" scandal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is still standing. And there is even some evidence that he might finally be regaining ground.

The right fate for immigrant kids

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:25 PM PDT

Ruben Navarrette says throwing more money at the border and hustling along deportations of children fleeing violent countries are not the solutions Obama should be reaching for. Here are 5 suggestions.

Did Obama botch the endgame in Iraq?

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:42 PM PDT

David Gergen and Daniel Katz say blame Bush for launching the Iraq war, but look to the Obama administration for failing to leave behind a sustainable postwar structure.