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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome
Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
BuzzFeed Receives $50 Million Investment
BuzzFeed is expected to use the funds from a venture capital firm to add a number of new content sections and expand news coverage. Earlier, Disney was interested in purchasing BuzzFeed.
Amazon Blocks Pre-Orders Of Some Disney Movies
Amazon is taking on another big media company, Disney. The action comes at a time when the retailer's contract dispute with the Hachette Book group is heating up.
Tourists Pay To Be Locked Up In Budapest's Cellars
Many escape-room games have sprung up in the Hungarian capital recently. The tourists playing the game have to find their way out by solving a series of mysterious clues.
Kurdish Forces Reclaim 2 Iraqi Cities Taken By Sunni Extremists
For the latest news out of Iraq, Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris and Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a correspondent for the news website Al-Monitor.
Obama Goes To Martha's Vineyard But Issues Don't Take A Vacation
President Obama and his family are enjoying what the White House is describing as a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard as American airstrikes continue to hit selected Iraqi targets.
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