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  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

    By Ju-min Park and Shinichi Saoshiro SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear…

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  • Grown-Up Child Still Wonders What Halted Parents' Divorce

    DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought loudly and often. When I was 12, they spoke to my sister and me about getting a divorce. I was heartbroken and fought back. Like any kid in that situation, I was upset and scared. I told them they were being selfish and irresponsible for breaking up…

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  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

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  • Children Can Solve This Puzzle Instantly - But Adults Find It Hard

    A simple logic puzzle can bamboozle a lot of adults - but 80% of children can solve it near-instantly, National Geographic has said. National Geographic showed off the puzzle as part of its Brain Games TV series on YouTube - and claims that 80% of under-10s got it right instantly.

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  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. He triumphed in one match that pitted him against a bear, a lion and a leopard, all of which were released to attack him at once.

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  • Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real?

    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop - complete with USB ports - has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. ‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. In the gallery’s description, the object is…

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    Aos 49 anos, Claudia Raia exibe corpo invejável em desfile de Carnaval (6 photos)

    A atriz Claudia Raia foi a grande homenageada no desfile da escola de samba Nenê de Vila Matilde no Carnaval Paulistano. (Foto: Futura Press)

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  • North Korean rocket may have failed: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's long-range rocket launched on Sunday may have failed, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Earlier, South Korean media had reported that the rocket appeared to have successfully separated the first and second stage boosters with the first stage falling into the sea…

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  • Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.

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  • Jury awards $5.7M to victim of Irvine drug-planting couple

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County couple was ordered to pay $5.7 million for planting drugs in the car of a former PTA president in a failed bid to have her arrested.

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  • French to the fore as Federer misses Rotterdam tennis tournament

    A squad of Frenchman will attempt to rescue the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starting on Monday as the indoor event tries to recover from the injury absence of drawcard Roger Federer. Federer's freak knee accident -- reportedly as he played with his children last Saturday in a Melbourne park…

    AFP
  • How gun control looks from an Arizona gun show

    On a small outdoor stage, past a National Rifle Association welcome banner and a sign offering passers-by the chance to run a mock mission with former Navy SEALs, stands Bob Templeton, the gray-haired, besuited owner of the Crossroads of the West gun show. On this January day, Mr. Obama's new…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Clutter Of Holiday Decorations Crushes Man's Christmas Spirit

    DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations. It's not just the tree and stockings in the living room; she's not happy until there are Christmas towels and Christmas soap in the bathroom and another tree and knicky-knacky stuff downstairs. Not even a doorknob…

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  • 2016 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Review

    2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota Highlander are third-row, eight-passenger SUVs. Toyota Highlander broke its year-over-year record with 158,915 units sold, and the Honda Pilot moved 122,868 units in 2015. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Explorer are top sellers, the Honda and Toyota have carved…

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  • Did Explorers Really Eat A Mammoth In 1951? DNA Study Reveals Surprise

    It went down in the history books as one of the most outrageous feasts of the modern era - but did explorers REALLY eat mammoth in 1951?

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  • N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

    Associated Press
  • Clinton slams student loan servicer Navient as misleading

    By Amanda Becker HENNIKER, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said during a student town hall on Saturday that student loan servicer Navient Corp has been "misleading people" and "doing some really terrible things." "Their behavior is outrageous," Clinton said…

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