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Satellite Set To Stream Daily Images Of Earth From Space

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

In 1998, Al Gore proposed using a satellite and the Internet to let us all see the awe-inspiring view of Earth that wows space travelers. That satellite may finally launch later this year.

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Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:03

Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.

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Polarization Vortex: Obama, Bush Approval Shows Widest Partisan Gap

Fri, 2015-02-06 11:57

The ratings for the two most recent presidents had the biggest split between Republicans and Democrats.

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Army Will Award Fort Hood Victims Purple Hearts

Fri, 2015-02-06 11:07

The Army had declined to award the honor to soldiers killed during the attack, because it was a "workplace violence" incident. Congress has since tweaked the requirements to grant the Purple Heart.

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London Taxi Chief Compares Cyclists To Islamic State Militants

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:55

Steve McNamara later walked his comments back, but says he and his group have been threatened because of their opposition to London's just-approved segregated bike lanes and dedicated traffic signals.

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Nicaraguan Transoceanic Canal Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:20

Officials are comparing it to the arrival of colonizers in Latin America. Excavation hasn't even begun yet and thousands of pre-Columbian relics have been dug up-- along with some tensions.

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A Rap Star And A Therapist Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:03

They each were cut when they were young. As outspoken opponents of the practice, they're accused of going against their religion. (They're not.) And of being brainwashed by white women. (Also untrue.)

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As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

Fri, 2015-02-06 09:52

A homeless crisis in D.C. mirrors the increased need for sheltering the homeless in several American cities. Administrations examine possible solutions before space and resources run out.

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Libya Today: Two Governments, Many Militias, Infinite Chaos

Fri, 2015-02-06 09:49

Libya's internationally recognized government is struggling to operate from the small eastern city of Bayda, far from Tripoli. The government's fate reflects the chaos that reigns in Libya today.

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ISIS Claims U.S. Hostage Was Killed Friday In Jordanian Attack

Fri, 2015-02-06 08:25

The claim was made on Twitter and reported by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activity.

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What Microbes Lurk In The Subways Of New York? Mysteries Abound

Fri, 2015-02-06 08:22

Think expedition to the rain forest, but one where you'll need a MetroCard to get around. The microbial life of the New York subways turns out to be as rich, odd and confounding as the city itself.

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Outrage Over Government's Animal Experiments Leads To USDA Review

Fri, 2015-02-06 08:07

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to strengthen laws protecting farm animals used in research. Both moves come out of a New York Times investigation of animal suffering at a federal research center.

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Donations Roll In For Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

Fri, 2015-02-06 08:06

More than $300,000 has been raised in less than a week for James Robertson, who had to commute to his factory job by foot.

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More Questions Emerge About Brian Williams' Comments

Fri, 2015-02-06 07:57

A pilot who partly backed the NBC anchor's account of being on a chopper that took fire is revising his story. Also, a newspaper is questioning what Williams said he saw during Hurricane Katrina.

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Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

Fri, 2015-02-06 07:45

An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year's coup in Thailand soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.

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Oil Industry Sees Layoffs, Even As Jobs Numbers Rise Elsewhere

Fri, 2015-02-06 07:07

The energy sector is laying off workers, as falling oil prices have slowed drilling. Analysts are sifting through the January employment report, which showed American employers added 257,000 jobs.

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Canadians Have A Right To Assisted Suicide, High Court Says

Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

The court said the existing ban denies people the right "to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care" and leaves them "to endure intolerable suffering."

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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."

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