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A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

By Eyder Peralta on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 7, 2015 at 1:03 am

Hacking Team’s spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

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U.S. Women Shatter TV Ratings Record For Soccer With World Cup Win

By Bill Chappell on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The U.S. women’s national team won an unprecedented third FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy Sunday night — and a record number of Americans tuned in to watch.

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Pope Kicks Off Three-Nation Tour In Ecuador

By Eyder Peralta on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, was greeted by hundreds of thousands in Quito. He is scheduled to visit Bolivia and Paraguay next.

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Latest On Greek Crisis: Finance Minister Resigns, As EU Leaders Meet

By Eyder Peralta on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his resignation could help the prime minister negotiate a better deal with the EU. However, he said, he will wear the “loathing” of Greek creditors “with pride.”

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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

By Geoff Brumfiel on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA’s New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.

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U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

By Camila Domonoske on July 5th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 12:03 pm

In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.

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Kerry: Iran Faces ‘Hard Choices’ To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

By Scott Neuman on July 5th, 2015 | Last updated: July 5, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done “quickly” if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

By Scott Neuman on July 5th, 2015 | Last updated: July 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The main Shanghai stock index has dropped 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.

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Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

By Scott Neuman on July 5th, 2015 | Last updated: July 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

The Progress M-28M spacecraft delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts had ended in failure.

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After Bailout Referendum Is Rejected, Greece’s Finance Minister Resigns

By Scott Neuman on July 5th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 4:05 am

By a decisive margin, the people rejected a package of austerity measures from international creditors and handed their leaders a mandate to try to renegotiate the deal.

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