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JosephDunford-050515.jpg President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his nomination of Marine Corps General Joe Dunford as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obama described Dunford as one of the most admired officers in the military and praised his ability to provide unvarnished advice.

mikehuckabee-050515.jpg Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee officially joined the growing list of Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday, kicking off his second bid for the White House. In a speech to supporters at an event in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee sought to highlight his small town roots.

hillary-050515.jpg Hillary Clinton has once again indicated her willingness to testify before a House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, but the former Secretary of State has rejected the committee's request to appear more than once.

fiatchrysler-050515.jpg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) said an employee was killed in an accident at its Jefferson North Assembly factory in Detroit Tuesday morning. According to reports, the 53-year-old worker, whose identity has not been disclosed, was crushed in a press shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday while working...

court-rainbowflag-050515.jpg Following last week's oral arguments in a potentially historic case regarding same-sex marriage, the results of a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed that a majority of Americans want the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage throughout the nation.

iphoneCase-050515.jpg An Ohio-based startup claims to have developed a specially-designed iPhone 6 case that can slowly recharge the phone by harvesting electricity from thin air, or rather, from stray radio waves. At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, startup Nikola Labs launched an iPhone 6 case that converts radio frequency or RF signals into DC power.

WangJianlin-050515.jpg Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group is now Asia's richest man, with a fortune of $38.1 billion. Jianlin, who holds U.S. theater chain AMC Entertainment, has also been ranked 11th richest in the world.

ISM-Non-050515.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. service sector unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in the month of April, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Tuesday. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index rose to 57.8 in April from 56.5 in March.

The United States has called for the immediate release of all journalists imprisoned for doing their jobs. "We will continue to speak out when journalists are unfairly arrested and detained; we will continue to raise these issues with foreign officials at every level; and we will continue to promote...

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu to reinforce the United States commitment to support the African country's ongoing transition to a peaceful democracy. In his meetings with federal and regional government officials, Kerry will discuss security cooperation...

Skype-050515.jpg The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the logo of online telecommunication service Skype could be confused with a trademark registered by British telecommunications company Sky plc. The General Court was delivering its decision Tuesday on a complaint brought by Skype, which was refused a trademark by OHIM, the EU Trade Mark and designs registry. In 2004 and 2005 Skype applied t

TradeBalance-050515.jpg After releasing a report last month showing the smallest U.S. trade deficit in well over five years, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that the trade deficit widened substantially in the month of March.

Panera-050515.jpg Panera has banned more than 150 artificial ingredients from its food, and will remove all traces of the ingredients from its menu by 2016, the company confirmed Tuesday. Customers want a healthier menu, according to CEO Ron Shaich, who spoke with numerous media outlets about the changes. "We are...

Samesex-marriage-050515.jpg British Government will allow its same sex couples to marry at British Consulates in 24 countries.

The terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of the US city of Dallas. Two gunmen who opened fire Sunday outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, where a $10,000 contest for cartoon depictions...

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