- passed a bill shifting funding back to the FAA to eliminate furloughs the White House has blamed on sequestration. It now heads to the House. The Senate
- The economists who wrote a paper explaining how debt stunts growth write that vicious criticisms lobbed at them after a computational error was found was a “sad commentary on the politicization of social science research.”
- Federal researchers shut down an HIV vaccine clinical trial when a panel found those receiving it were slightly more likely to contract the virus than those taking a placebo.
- The 26-year-old who says Tamerlan Tsarnaev carjacked him last Thursday night tells his story. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who’s been charged in connected to last week’s bombing in Boston, meanwhile, was moved from hospital to federal prison.
- South Korea is pulling its citizens from a factory complex it runs jointly with North Korea. It’s been closed for the last month and the North Korean regime did not respond to the South’s demands to talk.
- Lebanon allowed the first opposite-sex civil union in a country that’s only seen religious marriages before.
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