Today's Takeaways: SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings, An Afghani Hero Fears for His Life, ISIS Declares Statehood

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Monday, June 30, 2014

A young child walks home in an area known for heavy drug dealing on July 18, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

1. SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings on Religion, Unions | 2. Afghan Man Threatened After Saving Navy SEAL | 3. ISIS Declares Statehood in Iraq & Syria

Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

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Afghan Man Threatened After Saving Navy SEAL

An Afghan villager who risked his life to rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, a man immortalized in the film "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, is now being hunted by the Taliban and is desperate for help.

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SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings on Religion, Unions

Today was the last day of the Supreme Court's term, and the justices handed down two major decisions. The Court issued a partial blow to unions, and recognized for the first time the religious rights of business entities. 

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ISIS Makes Its Move

In an announcement on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, the extremist Sunni militant group has declared itself a sovereign state in Iraq and Syria. Is this a turning point in the crisis, or just a stunt?

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Honduran Children Flee Violence, Poverty for U.S.

More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.

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How Modernity Began 100 Years Ago

The year 1914 is most often associated with the start of World War I, but it was also a year of incredible social and artistic change. Animation was invented, blues music went mainstream, Charlie Chaplin defined the golden age of silent films - and culture was changed forever. 

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