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Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

By Scott Neuman on January 31st, 2015 | Last updated: January 31, 2015 at 2:03 pm

For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

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Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

By Scott Neuman on January 31st, 2015 | Last updated: January 31, 2015 at 11:03 am

Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the “Two Eagles,” traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

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All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

By Tom Goldman on January 31st, 2015 | Last updated: January 31, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Deflategate tops a “tough year” for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

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Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

By Scott Neuman on January 31st, 2015 | Last updated: January 31, 2015 at 12:04 pm

The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

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Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

By Scott Neuman on January 31st, 2015 | Last updated: January 31, 2015 at 8:03 am

The tennis superstar beat Russia’s Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

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In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns

By Bill Chappell on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 10:03 pm

There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.

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An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet

By Bill Chappell on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Citing archery’s historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.

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Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge

By Scott Neuman on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm

The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

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NBA Player Flouts A Critic’s Guarantee That He Would Be Arrested

By Bill Chappell on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm

In 2010, sportswriter Clay Travis said in a tweet, “There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years.”

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WATCH: Forget Crop Circles, This Farmer Is Making Art With His Cows

By Eyder Peralta on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Derek Klingenberg in Kansas flew a drone equipped with a camera over his farm. Then he dropped feed in strategic places for a happy result.

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