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  • Signing Up for a Mission to Mars, and Planning to Never Return

    Kellie Gerardi is training for the mission of her life, one from which she might never return. Gerardi is one of thousands of applicants vying for a trip to Mars, courtesy of an audacious new company called Mars One. Despite the no-return clause, Mars One said 200,000 people from around the…

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  • Recovering Heroin Addict Explains Why You Should Care That Overdose Deaths Have Tripled

    Dr. Joseph Shrand, who runs the CASTLE substance abuse treatment program in Massachusetts, said seven of his former patients have died in the past month, when he normally sees four or five deaths a year among his 1,900 former patients over the past seven years. "It looks like there are more heroin…

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  • What Ringling Bros. Circus Will Be Like Without Elephants

    The 145-year-old "Greatest Show on Earth," owned by the Feld Family of Feld Entertainment Inc., said it will still feature other "extraordinary animal performers." Those include lions, tigers, horses, llamas, goats, dogs and camels. The company's programs have evolved from just animals to…

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  • Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Leaves Treatment Ward

    Beatrice Yardolo, 58, spent 16 days in a Chinese Ebola treatment unit, but she returned home today, singing and dancing while her husband looked on and cried. "Words are inadequate to even express how I feel," Steve Yardolo, 61, told ABC News, stopping at times to stare at his wife in awe. In the…

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  • Boston Bombing Survivor: 'Coward' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Wouldn't Look at Me'

    When Boston Marathon bombing victim Rebekah Gregory took the stand to testify against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, she said the alleged killer couldn’t meet her stare.

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  • New Kind of Annoying: Robocall Trojan Horse Hides Cruise Offer in Political Survey

    A widespread telemarketing scheme in which companies bombarded American consumers with billions of calls for a purported political survey was actually a tricky and illegal plot to sell cruise travel packages, the Federal Trade Commission announced this week. The FTC and 10 state attorneys general…

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  • Ceres: NASA Readies For Historic Visit to Dwarf Planet

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft will reach the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday after what has been a nearly eight-year long journey through space. When the probe reaches its destination and inserts itself into its orbit, it will be the first time a space mission has successfully visited a dwarf planet. …

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  • Mark Lippert: Ambassador Only Had One Unarmed Guard

    The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert had only one unarmed bodyguard assigned to protect him when he was slashed by a knife-wielded attacker at a breakfast event in Seoul, U.S. officials tell ABC News. Officials say the guard assigned to Lippert was an out-of-uniform Korean National…

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  • Ferguson Report: Rampant Racism and Other Scathing Findings From Probe

    The Department of Justice today released its investigation of the Ferguson police, which found a pattern and practice of discriminatory policing. The report includes seven racist emails sent by Ferguson officers. In its review, the Justice Department also found 161 use of force complaints against…

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  • Ferguson Report: DOJ Will Not Charge Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting

    The department of Justice announced today that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. "There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson's stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety," the DOJ criminal report said. Accounts…

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  • Alabama Gay Marriage Ruling Prompts People to Give the Other Finger on Twitter

    The hashtag #LuvUAlabama blew up this afternoon after “Star Trek” actor George Takei urged people on social media to respond to the court's decision by raising their ring fingers in support of gay marriage. Justin Murdock tweeted a photo with his husband showing off their ring fingers after they…

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  • Obamacare and How to Read the Supreme Court Tea Leaves

    The Supreme Court this morning weighed which states’ residents the Obama administration is legally entitled to provide insurance subsidies to under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The case came about when some Virginians who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the One Question He Asks Before Hiring a New Facebook Employee

    "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person," Zuckerberg told a group in Barcelona who participated in the Facebook co-founder's monthly town hall meeting. One of those people who passed the test was clearly Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. …

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  • Scopes That Spread UCLA 'Superbug' Were Awaiting FDA Clearance

    The manufacturer of the scopes that spread a drug-resistant "superbug" to seven California patients had tweaked the scopes' design and was selling them without federal permission to do so, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Seven people have become infected with the drug-resistant…

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  • The World of Intersex Children and One Person's Journey Between Two Sexes

    I have come across numerous parents in the United States with intersex children and most of them felt the same way. In today’s terminology the guevedoces are intersex, and it’s a condition that affects American children as well. In our upcoming "Nightline" report, we follow the journey of Saifa…

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  • Paul Allen Battleship: Microsoft Co-Founder Finds Sunken World War II Warship

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and a team of researchers used his submarine to uncover a Japanese battleship that sunk during World War II. The battleship, called Musashi, was found in the Sibuyan Sea in the Philippines on Monday after the team used historical records and a hypsometric…

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  • Who Should Get Obamacare Subsidies: Supreme Court Hears Major Challenge

    Obamacare, dodged a bullet in 2012 when the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate. The nine justices will hear arguments over whether it’s legal to give out the subsidies in 34 states where the federal government established and runs the insurance exchanges, HealthCare.gov. The stakes are…

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  • Netanyahu: Iran Engaged in Deadly 'Game of Thrones'

    “In this deadly 'Game of Thrones,' there is no place for America or for Israel. ...So when it comes to Iran or ISIS the enemy of your enemy is your enemy," he said. He then turned to Iran, warning that "Iran's regime poses a great threat not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire…

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