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A survey conducted by a trio of political scientists and published on the Washington Post's Web site has found the more wrong Americans are about the location of Ukraine on a map, the more likely they are to support US military intervention. Eoin O'Carroll
With a halt in Windows XP updates, 'systems running unsupported software are exposed to an elevated risk to cyber-security dangers,' the DHS alerted industrial users, many of which never patch their computers anyway.Mark Clayton
Indonesians go to the polls Wednesday to elect a new parliament amid disillusionment over endemic corruption. Since 2002, 73 lawmakers have been convicted of graft.Jeffrey Hutton
A lot of folks in New Jersey aren't buying the report clearing state Gov. Chris Christie.David Lightman
Secretary Kerry plans to meet Lavrov next week in Europe but sounded a warning Tuesday that 'Russian special forces and agents' are out to create a 'contrived crisis' in eastern Ukraine.Howard LaFranchi
The bright spot that appears in images released by NASA has nothing to do with alien life, says the US space agency.Sudeshna Chowdhury
Obama signed a measure Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who talk pay with colleagues. But its potential impact is unclear: Such talk is generally taboo. Linda Feldmann
Light on Mars: The bright spot that appears in images released by NASA has nothing to do with alien life, says the US space agency.Sudeshna Chowdhury
Amid GOP cries to 'do something' on Ukraine, the Pentagon weighs increasing military exercises, forward deploying equipment and personnel, and increasing naval, air, and ground presence. But there are also risks in doing too much, Pentagon officials say.Anna Mulrine
A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters _ a crucial strategy in a midterm election, when turnout tends to drop.Lindsay Wise,David Lightman
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