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In announcing the delay Friday, the State Department cited a Nebraska court case that could affect the route of the pipeline, as well as the need for more time to review 2.5 million public comments. Republicans cried politics. 

On fourth try, SpaceX capsule en route to space station

8:11 pm ET - The Dragon capsule is expected to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday. Friday's launch was the first experiment with a new landing system designed to return the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to its launch pad.


In N.C., how do spouses of gay soldiers fit in? Legal brief presses the issue.

5:41 pm ET - The friend-of-the-court brief, filed Friday, sets up a new battle space for gay rights activists in one of America’s most conservative, Christian corners.


Suspected Kansas City highway sniper charged; no motive given

6:06 pm ET - Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, a medical supply company employee, was charged in 9 highway shootings so far out of 12 in the Kansas City area in which three people were wounded.


Why a pro-government militia attacked UN compound in South Sudan

11:52 am ET - The government has repeatedly accused the UN of harboring rebels in its camps. Many are worried the attack marks a new and dangerous phase in the civil war.


When is a tool a weapon? Chicago court throws out teacher discipline case.

3:58 pm ET - A veteran Chicago elementary school teacher was suspended for four days after bringing in tools, among them a pocket knife and box cutter, to show his second-graders how they're used.


With violence at new heights, Nigerians weary of military's claims of success

2:27 pm ET - The military retracted its claim earlier this week that it had freed most of the girls kidnapped by militants, feeding deepening public dismay in a week that saw numerous attacks.


Enrollment surge should end debate over Obamacare, Obama says (+video)

8:18 pm ET - Obamacare has enrolled 8 million Americans, and early data suggest it has a good mix of young people. But President Obama knows Republicans aren't remotely ready to give up the fight yet.



Decoder Buzz Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016? (+video)

6:56 pm ET - Chelsea Clinton has announced that she is pregnant, setting off all sorts of speculation. With her mother seen as the clear front-runner for the presidency in 2016, it makes for interesting timing.

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With Brazil's Petrobras under fire for corruption, have Brazilians had enough?

9:49 am ET - Senate hearings on mounting allegations of corruption at the state-run oil company have put Brazil's ruling party in an uncomfortable spotlight. While attitudes have been slow to change, Brazilians are starting to challenge a culture of impunity.


Iran ahead of schedule in complying with nuclear deal, UN watchdog says (+video)

1:12 pm ET - The IAEA reported that Iran has significantly reduced its stockpile of near bomb-grade enriched uranium and is moving more quickly than required to dispose of remaining stocks by mid-July.

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Focus Can Israel's natural gas reserves pump up regional peace?

1:50 pm ET - Israel is preparing to export a portion of its offshore natural gas reserves. The resulting business partnerships could hurdle political obstacles to better relations with neighbors.

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