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Veteran awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

Veteran awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --An Army veteran who survived an attack in Afghanistan that killed nine of his comrades received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony Monday.
Frances Burns
Monty Python cast takes its final bow

Monty Python cast takes its final bow

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) --Comedy troupe Monty Python took its final bow Sunday after performing its last show in London's O2 arena after roughly 30 years of performing.
Aileen Graef
Biden optimistic on VA bill, Reid doubtful

Biden optimistic on VA bill, Reid doubtful

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --Over a month after the Senate and the House each passed legislation to fix problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs, a compromise has yet to emerge.
Gabrielle Levy
Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

BRYCE CANYON, Utah, July 21 (UPI) --Scientists say the internal stresses of sandstone, not erosion, are responsible for the arch and pillar formations that populate places like Bryce Canyon.
Brooks Hays
Missing teen reunited with family 9 months after she disappeared

Missing teen reunited with family 9 months after she disappeared

CONWAY, N.H., July 21 (UPI) --A 15-year-old last seen in October returned to her family's home Sunday, although the circumstances surrounding her disappearance remain under investigation.
Matt Bradwell
$190M settlement proposed for gynecologist's sex photography

$190M settlement proposed for gynecologist's sex photography

BALTIMORE, July 21 (UPI) --Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has agreed to pay $190 million to thousands of women secretly videotaped by a gynecologist, lawyers said Monday.
Frances Burns
U.N. calls for 'unhindered access' to Malaysia Airlines crash site

U.N. calls for 'unhindered access' to Malaysia Airlines crash site

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) --The U.N. Security Council convened Monday and called for "unhindered access" to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in restive eastern Ukraine.
JC Finley
IAEA: Iran has diluted its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpile

IAEA: Iran has diluted its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpile

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --Iran has complied with its nuclear commitments and reduced its enriched uranium stockpile, according to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
JC Finley
Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas border

Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas border

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Perry will activate the Texas National Guard and deploy roughly 1,000 servicemen to Texas' portion of the U.S./Mexican border, according to a memo.
Matt Bradwell
Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty

BOSTON, July 21 (UPI) --A former college student was convicted Monday of helping his friend, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, hide evidence.
Frances Burns
NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla., July 21 (UPI) --A building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo astronauts once trained, was named in honor of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Brooks Hays
Gaza officials: Families killed in conflict

Gaza officials: Families killed in conflict

GAZA CITY, Gaza, July 21 (UPI) --The Palestinian death toll reached 500 after Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Sunday night, with Gaza officials claiming entire families have been killed.
Ed Adamczyk
Chinese officials to get re-education in Marxism

Chinese officials to get re-education in Marxism

BEIJING , July 21 (UPI) --China's Communist Party recommended remedial ideological education for its officials in the country's anti-corruption campaign.
Ed Adamczyk
Long Island court rules it's okay to spank your kids

Long Island court rules it's okay to spank your kids

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) --An appeals court in New York ruled that it was not child abuse when a Long Island father spanked his 8-year-old son for swearing in public.
Matt Bradwell




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