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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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After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Will Be Released In S.C. Thursday

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:32

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

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So How Did They Get That Crashed Plane Off The Runway In Kathmandu?

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:03

It took four days, during which time the airport was closed to international traffic It involved a truck. It did not involve sacrificing a goat. Maybe it should have.

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The West Bank Battle For Land ... And Water

Thu, 2015-03-12 09:14

In the 1990s, Israelis and Palestinians made temporary arrangements in the West Bank as they worked toward a peace deal. The talks are now in the deep freeze, but the arrangements are entrenched.

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No Hope Of Survivors In Black Hawk Crash, Military Says

Thu, 2015-03-12 09:11

Officials say they've found only debris and human remains in the search of the area where a helicopter crashed in Florida Tuesday night with 11 people aboard.

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Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Thu, 2015-03-12 08:17

The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.

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Before The Gas Is Passed, Researchers Aim To Measure It In The Gut

Thu, 2015-03-12 08:04

As people's health waxes or wanes because of stress or disease, their intestinal ecosystems change, too. It may be possible someday to diagnose disease by analyzing the gas the microbes make.

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FCC Publishes Full Text Of Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 2015-03-12 07:30

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission releases what Chairman Tom Wheeler calls "a shining example of American democracy at work."

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Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.

Thu, 2015-03-12 07:01

Back in 2012, Emelin asked the mayor to help the girls of her town. He laughed in her face. But she didn't give up. This week, she told the U.N. General Assembly about her efforts.

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Space Station Astronauts Make Safe Landing In Kazakhstan

Thu, 2015-03-12 04:24

An astronaut and two cosmonauts have landed safely back on Earth. While in orbit, they traveled almost 71 million miles, NASA says.

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Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

Thu, 2015-03-12 04:03

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

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Iraqi Force Makes More Gains Toward Taking Tikrit From ISIS

Thu, 2015-03-12 03:21

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi visited Tikrit's province Thursday, saying on state TV that the next phase of the operation is "critical" to the effort to control the strategic city.

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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:56

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:28

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:26

Health care should go beyond a doctor's office, the creators of this program say. Students work as health advocates, helping patients find affordable housing, fresh food and social services as needed.

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Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:25

Once, Syria was a modern nation. Today, after five years of brutal conflict, 83 percent of the country's lights are out and life expectancies are 20 years shorter.

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Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:24

A new analysis of particles believed to be from the bottom of oceans inside Enceladus suggest the moon is toasty warm.

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2 Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Wed, 2015-03-11 23:14

The incident occurred during a protest outside Ferguson police headquarters and comes less than 24 hours after the resignation of the city's chief of police.

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Report: 2 Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Wed, 2015-03-11 22:06

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two police officers have been shot outside the Ferguson Police Department. The extent of any injuries isn't known.

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Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

Wed, 2015-03-11 18:46

FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.

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