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Yesterday evening's meteorological drama.

Attacks by militants prompt Egyptian military air strikes on the Sinai peninsula.

Mass displacement in Manila as torrential rains flood the city.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you.

Academi LLC (a.k.a. Xe, a.k.a. Blackwater) says it will "continue to lead by example." The company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement of charges related to 17 criminal violations, including arms smuggling.

Colorado ranchers are freaked out after animal mutilations.

New image of home, sweet home.

Compelling case study on the impact of Medicaid expansion. The guv remains tight-lipped on the issue. Rio Grande Foundation head does not.

"Failing" schools will still get some cash.

Burning refinery chokes out California. Chevron says they'll make it all better.

Painted Russian rag doll synchronized swimmers win gold (and give me creepy dreams).

Winston Churchill, proto-tween.

Pilgrims in Mexico City.