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Judge to announce Manning's sentence
A U.S. military judge said she'll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. Army Col. Denise Lind said she was still deliberating but she was confident she would have a sentence by this morning.
Syria rebels claim nerve gas attack
Two Syrian pro-opposition groups are claiming that government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad carried out a "poisonous gas" attack near the capital Damascus, leaving dozens of people dead. Syria State TV, Reuters reported, said there was no truth to the claims that chemical weapons were used
Thousands of doctors practicing despite mistakes
Despite years of criticism, the nation's state medical boards continue to allow thousands of physicians to keep practicing medicine after findings of serious misconduct that puts patients at risk, a USA TODAY investigation shows. Many of the doctors have been barred by hospitals or other medical facilities; hundreds have paid millions of dollars to resolve malpractice claims. Yet their medical licenses - and their ability to inflict harm - remain intact.
Dr. Phil's controversial tweet
TV self-help guru Dr. Phil was catching a lot of grief on social media Tuesday after he tweeted -- and quickly deleted -- this question to his 1.2 million followers: "If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused "
Today is the release of the Fed's latest meeting minutes. The text of its July policy meeting will be combed for clues to the $64,000 question: Will the Fed really start "tapering" its market-friendly bond-buying program at its next meeting in September? Markets are anxiously awaiting the report.