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  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming …
    High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming …

    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at North Texas high school tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court.

  • Mercury Gives Southern Skywatchers Its Best Show of 2014
    Mercury Gives Southern Skywatchers Its Best Show of 2014

    Even though Mercury is one of the brightest objects in the sky, very few observers have ever seen the planet in the night sky. Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis, this will place it high above the horizon in the Southern Hemisphere, but too low to be observed in the Northern Hemisphere. Earlier that day, Mercury will also pass about half a degree south of the bright star Spica in the constellation Virgo. Mercury is slightly brighter than Spica.

  • AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
    AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

  • Wife of British IS hostage pleads for his release
    Wife of British IS hostage pleads for his release

    London (AFP) - The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, saying Saturday she could not see how his death could assist any cause.

  • Pope orders review of annulment process to simplify procedure

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church's procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages. A statement said Francis had appointed an 11-member commission of canon lawyers and theologians to propose reform of the process, "seeking to simplify and streamline it while safeguarding the principle of the indissolubility of marriage". ...

  • The Obamacare marketplace one year later: How you’re faring
    The Obamacare marketplace one year later: How you’re faring

    With the one-year anniversary of Obamacare's Healthcare.gov nearing, Americans tell us how they've been faring.

  • These Outrageously Long iPhone Lines Just Won't Go Away
    These Outrageously Long iPhone Lines Just Won't Go Away

    The first time we witnessed the obnoxiously long lines outside Apple Stores, we gawked at their obnoxiousness. The next time we saw them, we got over the obnoxiousness declared them bored-looking instead. Eventually, we just deemed them dead.

  • U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
    U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

    Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska.

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