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  • Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter

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    At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:24:15 -0400
  • At Least 19 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, England

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    A reported explosion at the Manchester Arena soon after the concert was over sent people in the crowd running for the doors.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
  • Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder

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    Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:34:50 -0400
  • Bahrain police fire on Shiite protest, one reported dead

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    Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. The Britain-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) announced the "tragic death of a peaceful protester in the crackdown" in Diraz, the scene of a long-running sit-in outside the home of cleric Isa Qassim. Eyewitnesses told AFP multiple civilians were wounded when police opened fire at demonstrators throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at security forces.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:45:48 -0400
  • American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount Everest

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    Two years ago, Dr. Roland Yearwood from Alabama, survived an avalanche while climbing Everest.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 08:59:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Democrats criticize Trump budget plan

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:07:33 -0400
  • Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

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    ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 18:16:50 -0400
  • President Trump’s first trip abroad

    In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:00:52 -0400
  • Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shot

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    Theunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:26:59 -0400
  • Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an isolated tooth, may be the oldest-known member of the human lineage that began after an evolutionary split from the line that led to chimpanzees, our closest cousins. The premolar was found in south-central Bulgaria in 2009.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 18:08:13 -0400
  • Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

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    The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 03:38:48 -0400
  • Neo-Nazi Connected To Double Murder Arrested After FBI Finds Explosive Materials

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    FBI agents found chemicals used to make explosives, Nazi propaganda and a framed picture of the Oklahoma City bomber.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:51:08 -0400
  • Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 07:45:05 -0400
  • China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus

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    China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:03 -0400
  • Turkey Angry at U.S. For Stopping Erdogan’s Goons From Beating Up D.C. Protesters

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    In the latest chapter of a new diplomatic rift between Washington and Ankara.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:13:18 -0400
  • Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

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    BEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:42:30 -0400
  • Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea

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    The U.S. military is describing the interaction as "unprofessional."

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:30:45 -0400
  • Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing

    HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:30:09 -0400
  • Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts

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    Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election defeat and disgraced exile in Equatorial Guinea in January. Jammeh has been out of contact since leaving for exile and his associates no longer respond to journalists' queries about the accusations against him.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:01:35 -0400
  • Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

    Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:46 -0400
  • Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

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    Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:07:00 -0400
  • See Last Instagram Picture Of Nicky Hayden And Fiancée

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    After news of his death broke, fans sent their condolences to Marin on Instagram.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:13:37 -0400
  • China's Hainan Airlines to buy 19 Boeing jets for $4.2bln

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    China's Hainan Airlines, which has poured billions of dollars into overseas acquisitions, announced plans Monday to buy 19 Boeing aircraft for $4.2 billion to help meet skyrocketing travel demand by Chinese consumers. The company said in a statement to Shanghai's stock exchange that it would buy 13 Boeing 787-9 passenger jets and six 737-8s, citing the continued "rapid growth" in China's travel market as incomes rise. Chinese airlines have seen booming business in recent years, rushing to expand their fleets and route networks amid growth that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts will take China past the United States to become the world's largest air-travel market by 2024.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 02:04:24 -0400
  • Jeff Sessions in KKK robe image projected onto Justice Department headquarters

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    Stunning visuals depicting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Ku Klux Klan robe have been projected onto iconic Washington buildings including the Department of Justice building. The projections, created by activist and artist Robin Bell, showed Mr Sessions with the infamous white hood alongside some of his past statements that have been pointed to as insensitive to racist struggles. “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot,” one of the projections reads, a close approximation to a comment Mr Sessions made while investigating a case against Klansmen as a US attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:32:14 -0400
  • 'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

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    A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:50 -0400
  • Elon Musk told Donald Trump what to do about the Paris Climate Agreement

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    The Trump administration may finally be nearing a decision on whether to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement.  Now we know that visionary businessman Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, Tesla, and a new, mysterious tunnel-building firm called the Boring Company, is talking to President Donald Trump about what to do regarding this agreement.   Given his role in alternative energy, it's no surprise that Musk is in favor of the 2016 treaty. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't waiting any longer The Paris agreement was negotiated under former president Barack Obama. And for the first time in decades of climate diplomacy, all nations agreed to take steps to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases based on their own timetables.  If the U.S. were to withdraw from the treaty, it's likely to have global repercussions, potentially encouraging other nations to relax their emissions reduction commitments or leave the pact entirely.  In a tweet on Monday night, Musk said he has spoken with Trump and is urging him to stay in the agreement.  @BigDAK54 I spoke directly with The President three weeks ago about Paris. Many others have too. Cautiously optimistic of a positive decision. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 22, 2017 Musk is part of Trump's business advisory council, for which he has received considerable criticism. He says he is remaining on it as a way to ensure that a diversity of views on particular matters, including climate change, make it to Trump's desk. Various advisors have been vying for the president's ear on this landmark climate deal, from the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to chief strategist Steve Bannon. Some observers think the president will announce his decision about the Paris agreement later this week at the Group of 7 major industrialized nations' summit in Sicily. While there, the U.S. will come under pressure from world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron to act on global warming, as it is a clear priority for other major industrialized nations.  Trump, for his part, has called climate change a hoax, vowed during the campaign to "cancel" the Paris agreement, and on Tuesday proposed a federal budget that zeroes out funding for international climate change assistance programs. The budget also slashes spending for U.S. climate research at the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, and other agencies. WATCH:

    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:27:58 -0400
  • First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini Centenario

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    On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year. The Lamborghini Centenario is a special model produced by the legendary Italian supercar builder to celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 06:11:55 -0400
  • Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

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    A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:19:40 -0400
  • Body identified as missing Duke student

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    Authorities said they have found the body of a Duke University student who had been missing for nearly a week.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:19:27 -0400
  • Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice

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    Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:06:00 -0400
  • New Details About Aaron Hernandez's Prison Time Emerge

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    Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, April 19.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 02:31:45 -0400
  • Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia on Monday to meet his hero, seek arms and steer his nation's foreign policy further away from longtime ally the United States. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in relations with Russia since Duterte came to power last year and began unravelling his country's decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. "Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 05:16:01 -0400
  • Real-world 5G test is 120 times faster than home broadband – in a moving car

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    We've heard so many times that companies are going to start testing 5G networks "soon" that it's actually surprising when a test really takes place. But don't let all noise around 5G diminish from a new test by Verizon and Ericsson, which achieved a 6.4Gbps connection in a car being driven around a racetrack. The test happened in a car so that it could be gratuitously pegged to the Indy 500 race next weekend. But conducting a speed test in a moving vehicle really is a significant real-world milestone. It's easy enough to get insane transmission speeds in a controlled lab environment, using a bunch of big antennas aimed at each other. But taking that connection out into the real world, and putting it on top of a moving target, is a very different proposition. The raw speed is the headline figure that demands attention here. 6.4Gbps is fast -- about 120 times faster than the average home broadband connection, which is about 50Mbps. It's whole orders of magnitude faster than you need to stream multiple 4K videos, so it's simply unnecessary for most people right now. More impressive is actually the latency, the time it takes for packets of data to travel to and from your device. A normal latency on a good 4G connection right now is about 50 milliseconds, which is fast enough for web browsing and video streaming, but makes high-speed tasks like online gaming more difficult. The trial 5G connection had an undisclosed "extremely low latency," likely in the single digits. It's fast enough that the human eyes can barely perceive a difference, which was demonstrated by blacking the car out, and driving around the course using a pair of virtual-reality goggles, fed a video stream over 5G. The 5G network is just a test for now, but the applications Verizon tried out here are likely to be important down the line. Autonomous cars and virtual reality are two of the best use cases for 5G right now, as both demand huge amounts of data with extremely low latency to work.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 15:44:28 -0400
  • Jana Duggar Gets The Spotlight

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    Jana Duggar gets praised for her child rearing skills.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:53 -0400
  • Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place."

    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:29:04 -0400
  • Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag

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    After all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 08:35:31 -0400
  • U.S. Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

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    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their overall political clout. The justices upheld a lower court's February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black U.S. House of Representatives districts because Republican lawmakers improperly used race as a factor when redrawing the legislative map after the 2010 census. "The North Carolina Republican legislature tried to rig congressional elections by drawing unconstitutional districts that discriminated against African-Americans and that's wrong," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat took office in January, said in a statement.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:10:30 -0400
  • China and Japan Have Started Harvesting Methane Ice From the Seafloor

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    That's not great news for the planet.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:30:44 -0400
  • Engineering Student With No Female Friends Has All Male Bridesmaids

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    Rebeca Abrantes had a dilemma: what does a bride do when all her friends are men?

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:41:00 -0400
  • Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview mirror.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 05:26:06 -0400
  • India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says

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    India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:38 -0400
  • Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

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    Apple will unveil the next big thing for its various software operating systems at WWDC 2017, including iOS 11 and the next macOS major update. But the iPhone maker is also tipped to launch a variety of new products at the show, including the Siri speaker, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and new MacBooks. A new report says that Apple is indeed expected to launch new laptops this quarter, and there’s reason to be excited. In a new research note to customers, TrendForce said that notebooks are having a little moment, again. Shipments for the first quarter of the year grew by 6.1% compared to last year, totaling around 37.81 million. That’s a 15.6% decline from the Christmas quarter, but still an impressive result for the period. Apple placed fifth in TrendForce's top, with 3.4 million MacBook laptops shipped during the period — that marks a 15.8% decline compared to the December quarter, but a 15.4% increase compared to last year. TrendForce quotes the MacBook Pro with TouchBar as the device that contributed significantly to the overall shipments. Similarly, the researchers believe the 12-inch MacBook will help Apple ship 10% more laptops in the second quarter of this year than last year. That’s because Apple reportedly plans to launch a new version of the 12-inch MacBook that will feature a new processor. The report notes that promotional pricing for some older models might also be in order. A previous report said that Apple will update the MacBook Pro as well, even if it only launched a new model in late 2016. TrendForce makes no mention of other MacBook updates for the quarter.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:09:10 -0400
  • How To Spot A Psychopath

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    Psychopathy is a psychological disorder in which seemingly charming, normal people actually have no conscience or empathy.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 19:30:01 -0400
  • Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise." This was a typo. The correct quote was "this is him keeping his promise."

    Tue, 23 May 2017 10:48:54 -0400
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance

    With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:03:43 -0400
  • VIDEO: Sea lion yanks girl off dock, pulls her into water in British Columbia

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    A sea lion yanked a little girl seated on the edge of a British Columbia dock and pulled her into the water. The terrifying incident was all captured on video, which has since gone viral.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 17:52:04 -0400
  • Leader of Nigeria's ruling APC party warns of coup threat

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    Nigeria has paid a high price to achieve democracy and will foil any attempts by those hoping to stage a coup, the national leader of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party said on Monday. Bola Tinubu's warning came after the chief of army staff last week ordered officers to steer clear from politics and said he had received information that some soldiers had been approached by individuals for "undisclosed political reasons". "Just a few days ago we heard a warning that some people were trying to entice the military out of the barracks.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:47:20 -0400
  • Towering Rock Once Hidden Beneath Earth Seen from Space

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    It's no wonder this abrupt landform is the center of a Navajo legend involving a giant bird that turned to stone — it's impossible to look at the sheer cliffs without wondering what created them. A new view of Shiprock from space offers a few hints. Leading toward the rugged rock formation in San Juan County is a dark dike, a part of the volcano that created the 1,969-foot-tall (600 meters) cliff formation.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400
  • Indian: Chieftain Limited Fastest-Selling Bagger in History

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    Indian: Chieftain Limited Fastest-Selling Bagger in History Indian Motorcycle says its newly released Chieftain Limited model has become the fastest-selling bagger in company history. That nugget of information was buried in a media release issued Monday

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:19 -0400
  • WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure

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    Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China. Self-governing Taiwan, which China sees as a renegade province awaiting reunification, has been invited to attend the WHO's main annual meeting as an observer every year since 2009, but this year it did not receive an invitation. Relations with China have become increasingly frosty since Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took power almost a year ago and China has sought to block the island from a string of international events.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 07:58:19 -0400
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