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  • Possible Signs of Alien Life on Comet: Philae Lander Detects Promising Features on Comet 67P

    Several features on a comet being explored by the European Space Agency's Philae lander indicate it could be home to alien life, according to two astronomers. While the comet has a black crust darkening much of its surface, astronomers have spotted evidence that 67P has an underlying icy…

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  • South Carolina Takes Step Towards Removing Confederate Flag With Senate Vote

    A step has been taken toward removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol grounds with the Senate voting in favor of its removal. The flag isn't coming down quite yet, however, as the bill now has to go to the state's House of Representatives for more debate and approval,…

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  • The Unlikely Story of How Burt's Bees Founder Started Company with a Hitchhiker

    Burt's Bees began when co-founder Burt Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984 in his yellow Datsun. Shavitz, who died yesterday at his home in rural Maine, and that hitchhiker would eventually become business partners. Roxanne Quimby, the hitchiker and an artist in Maine, quickly "hit it off,"…

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  • New Horizons Pluto Probe Suffers a Glitch

    NASA's New Horizon space probe is on track to make a scheduled approach to Pluto following a heart-stopping glitch on Saturday when the spacecraft briefly cut communications with Earth. The space probe, which has been on a nearly decade-long journey to the dwarf planet, briefly entered safe mode…

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  • No Evidence of Shooting After Lockdown at Walter Reed Medical Center

    No injuries were reported at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus near Bethesda, Maryland, today following a report of a suspected active shooter. Someone made a phone call this morning reporting noises that could have been shots, the Montgomery County Police said. Officers…

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  • Greece: Here's What Happens Next

    Following the Greek people's majority rejection of creditors' terms for austerity and the resignation of the country's finance minister, Greece's future in the European Union is more tenuous than ever. "At this point, the pressure is on [Prime minister Alex Tsipras] to come up with a plan to stay…

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  • Boy Who Survived Indonesia's Tsunami Signs Pro Soccer Contract

    An Indonesian teenager, who bravely survived a deadly tsunami as a young boy, is now fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. When Martunis was just seven years old, a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia on Boxing Day 2004, killing his mother and two siblings, according to…

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  • Richard Nixon Biographer: Hillary Clinton Has 'Nixonian Attributes'

    Yet to Evan Thomas, the author of a new Nixon biography who also covered the Clinton White House, comparing Hillary Clinton to Nixon works -- to an extent. “Mrs. Clinton does have some Nixonian attributes. Thomas’ book, “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” captures the contradictions of the 37th…

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  • City in Drought-Stricken California Forced to Dump 550,000 Gallons of Water

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state. The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby…

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  • Top ISIS Leader Killed by US Drone Strike in Syria

    A U.S. drone strike has killed a top ISIS leader in charge of the terror group’s foreign fighter operations and moving people and supplies into Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Tariq bin Tahar-Al-Awni-al-Harzi was killed in an airstrike in Syria on June 16, the day after his…

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  • Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk Revealed in New Study

    There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color. People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study, published this…

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  • New Horizons Sends Back Images of Mystery Dark Spots on Pluto

    Several mysterious dark spots on the surface of Pluto have caught the attention of NASA researchers as the New Horizons probe makes its final approach to the dwarf planet. Several spots are evenly spaced along Pluto's equator, with each having a diameter of about 300 miles, according to NASA. …

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  • The Quest for the World's Best BBQ: Intestines, Blood Sausage and Slow-Cooked Steak

    Anya Fernald had been traveling for days, making the trip from her home in northern California to a place three hours outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, all for a taste of what she believes is the best barbeque in the world. Fernald, a butcher, rancher and restaurateur, travels to Gaucho country, the…

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  • Investigation Launched After Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

    An investigation has been launched into the death of a 22-year-old contractor this week at a Volkswagen plant in Germany after an industrial robot grabbed him and crushed him against a metal plate, officials said. "Earlier this week a contractor was injured while installing some machinery in the…

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  • New Embassies Open Door to Cuba's Health Care Triumphs

    As President Obama proclaimed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 50 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) was simultaneously celebrating Cuba Wednesday as the first country ever to eliminate mother-to-child transmissions of HIV/AIDS and congenital…

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  • Fourth of July: Let These 5 Apps Help With Fun, Food, Travel Plans

    Happy Fourth of July!Whether you're hitting the road, planning an all-American cookout or looking for some fun in the sun, these five apps can help you enjoy the holiday weekend to its fullest.Kid-Friendly Crafts for the Fourth of JulyDeals and Steals: Fourth of July Style The Revolution:…

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  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

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