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Behold! The Cosmos Created From The Contents Of A Kitchen

Fri, 2015-03-13 03:03

From spices, flour, milk, water and food coloring, a photographer creates startlingly realistic-looking images of space. These photos are convincing enough to impress an astrophysicist.

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In Ferguson, The Shooting Of 2 Officers Stirs A Long-Simmering Anxiety

Fri, 2015-03-13 01:12

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

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Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

Fri, 2015-03-13 00:25

Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.

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2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

Fri, 2015-03-13 00:23

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

Fri, 2015-03-13 00:22

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.

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Architect Michael Graves Dies At 80

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:58

He was celebrated for designing everything from grand hotels to teapots. Graves died at his home in Princeton, N.J., of natural causes, his firm said.

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Texas Ends Contract With Group That Has Run Alamo For More Than A Century

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:48

The news, reported by the The San Antonio Express-News, is a step toward a "brighter future" for the Alamo, said Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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How The Iran Letter Is Playing In The 2016 Campaign

Thu, 2015-03-12 14:27

Republican presidential contenders are backing the letter 47 GOP senators wrote to Iran.

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The View From A Muddy Field In China: Women's Rights, In 1995 And Now

Thu, 2015-03-12 13:47

Anne Marie Goetz was one of 47,000 who attended the landmark Beijing conference. Twenty years later, she thinks it might be risky to hold an event like that today.

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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Thu, 2015-03-12 13:09

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

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U.S. Attorney General Deplores Police Shootings in Missouri

Thu, 2015-03-12 13:07

Eric Holder calls the attacks on Ferguson officers disgusting and cowardly. He is putting in motion a pilot program in six cities to try to improve police-citizen interactions.

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:58

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:51

Craft beer is a rapidly-growing industry and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:49

Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.

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Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory Approval

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:41

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol this week. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he is introducing legislation to make its production, sale and possession illegal.

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Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:36

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.

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Tijuana Cops Turn On Body Cameras, And Hope To Turn Off Bribery

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:34

Police in Mexico are known more for taking bribes than fighting crime. Tijuana's force is now using body cameras and hopes it will show that the public also plays a big role in corruption.

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Moon River? No, It's An Ocean On One Of Jupiter's Moons!

Thu, 2015-03-12 11:45

Scientists announced in a NASA teleconference that the biggest moon in our solar system has a salty ocean hidden below its icy surface.

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Southerners Are Getting Creative With Their Favorite Nut: Pecan

Thu, 2015-03-12 11:26

The pecan has become the latest obsession of Southern farmers, chefs and craft breweries. They're giving the buttery nut new opportunities to shine in the form of oil, flour and even beer.

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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

Thu, 2015-03-12 11:15

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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