Senate May Proceed to Iran Sanctions Bill Next Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_20eea3f2a8.jpgvisual7/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Senate will consider new legislation to place sanctions against Iran after the two-week Thanksgiving break -- giving the Obama administration space to hammer out a deal during negotiations in Geneva this week. “The Senate must be prepared to move forward with a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill when the Senate returns after the Thanksgiving recess” Reid said Thursday morning.

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Mars Rock Might Reveal Clues to Planet's Ancient History

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_8261cec2b9.jpgLuc Labenne (NEW YORK) -- A meteorite estimated to be 4.4 billion years old may hold some of the clues to Mars' early history. The ancient rock was found in northwestern Africa and has been dubbed NWA 7533. Munir Humayun, an associate professor of geological sciences at Florida State University, recently published some research showing that the meteorite can be dated back to 4.4 billion years ago. The research is published in the most recent issue of the journal Nature.

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Eric Cantor: Obama Admin. Policy on Iran 'Very Naive'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_75948539fc.jpgWilliam B. Plowman/NBC (WASHINGTON) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor leveled sharp criticism Thursday at the Obama administration for its handling of the Iranian nuclear talks, declaring in an interview: “Our strategy with Iran should be distrust and verify.” “I think the policy is very naïve,” Cantor told ABC News. “To try and go strike a deal for a deal’s sake could jeopardize U.S. security interests.”

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New Island Pops Up After Volcano Eruption

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_310eeaae50.jpgMoodboard / Getty (TOKYO) -- A new island has surfaced off the coast of Japan, the apparent result of volcanic activity. Experts aren’t sure when the island was created since it popped up in an uninhabited area, near the island Nishinoshima in the Sea of Japan, but smoke was seen in the area on Wednesday. The new island is 666 feet in diameter, but Japanese officials are waiting to see if the island becomes permanent before they name it.

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Three Women Rescued from Alleged Servitude in London

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_4b0f547d2c.jpgBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images (LONDON) -- The three "extremely traumatized" women rescued Thursday from alleged servitude in a London home had been held against their will for at least 30 years, police said. The youngest, a 30-year-old British woman, is believed to have spent her entire life in servitude, police said, although it's unclear exactly where she was born. None of the women are related and there is no evidence of sexual abuse, police said.

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