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A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt. It's the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. The case could ultimately crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art collection up for grabs.
Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister's office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched. The move allows protesters to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes.
The U.S. aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Wind and solar power can help. But folks doing the math say other pricey, controversial technologies — such as burying carbon gas underground, and expanding nuclear power — are also likely to be part of a low-carbon future.
The polio outbreak in Syria has spread to four cities, and new cases are suspected each day. But U.N. agencies responsible for combating the outbreak can work only with the Syrian government. This limitation has hobbled vaccination efforts in rebel-held regions, where the virus was first detected.
At a restaurant in Indiana, three men added $10,000 to their bar bills. In other places, hundreds and thousands have been added to checks. In recent months, the anonymous benefactors have given away about $54,000. They say they're doing the Lord's work, "one tip at a time."