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Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, prior to a bilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Sunday.

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Iran nuclear talks extended several months

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension.

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Marine Corps finds it tough to shut down sexist Facebook groups

This Nov. 19 screenshot shows the cover photo of an unofficial Marine group on Facebook called "Just the Tip, of the Spear." The group and those like it have been accused of promoting sexism and of acting as a forum for hate speech.

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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What microbes lurked in the last public restroom you used?

Even cleaning a bathroom daily didn't much affect the make-up of the community of microbes living there, scientists say.

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

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'Founding' letter that inspired Kerouac found 60 years later

It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.