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SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch
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Published in 20-12-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX has unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket a month before its first launch. Photos released Wednesday by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar. Missing is the cargo for the January test flight. Musk has said the Falcon Heavy will launch his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space. First, though, SpaceX will test-fire all 27 ...>>
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Sen. Rand Paul threatens to block House surveillance bill
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Published in 20-12-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A libertarian-leaning Republican senator threatened on Wednesday to oppose and, if necessary, block passage of House legislation to reauthorize a soon-to-expire foreign intelligence collection program. The warning from Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky comes as Congress is trying to find the best way for ensuring that the program doesn't lapse by year's end. Senate Republican l ...>>
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Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths
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Published in 20-12-2017
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CHICAGO (AP) Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them: FLOWER POWER Poinsettias, those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, are not nearly as harmful as a persistent myth says. Mild r ...>>
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Veggie might: Titans' D gets boost after going vegan
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Published in 20-12-2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there. Giving up meat hasn't been easy, but in a league where everyone is looking for an edge, Woodyard and the Titans think they've found one in the produce aisle. Woodyard and at least 10 teammates mostly on defense ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 20-12-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule
Technology
Published in 13-12-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. The aerospace company led by Amazon's Jeff Bezos launched its New Shepard rocket Tuesday from West Texas for the seventh time. It marked the first flight, though, of the latest version of Blue Origin's crew capsule, featuring bi ...>>
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UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' livers
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Published in 13-12-2017
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LONDON (AP) A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations. Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of assault, in a case a prosecutor called "without legal precedent in criminal law." Bramhall used an argon beam coagulator, which seals bleeding blood vessels with an electric beam, to mark his initials on ...>>
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AP PHOTOS: Chronically homeless seek refuge on LA's Skid Row
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Published in 13-12-2017
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles is home to thousands of chronically homeless people. Each one has a different story about how they ended up in this center of abject poverty, where drugs rule the streets night and day. "It's miserable quitting, or trying trying anything," 33-year-old Andrew Hudson said recently while using heroin on Skid Row. America's homeles ...>>
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Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year
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Published in 13-12-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The service will target people who aren't interested in traditional cable and satellite TV packages. T-Mobile promises to address consumer complaints such as "sky-high bills" and "exploding bundles." The company wouldn't provide details on its upcoming offering, including ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 13-12-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old
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Published in 6-12-2017
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found." The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday. The skeleton dates back 3.6 million years. Its discovery is expected to help researchers better understand the human anc ...>>
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Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone
Technology
Published in 6-12-2017
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BERLIN (AP) A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday. Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern France has been dogged by delays and a surge in costs to about 20 billion euros ($23.7 billion). ITER ...>>
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Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found
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Published in 6-12-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It's the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from this quasar h ...>>
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New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan
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Published in 6-12-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up. It also had flippers like a penguin, and while it walked like an ostrich it could also swim. That's the first time swimming ability has been shown for a two-legged, meat-eating dinosaur. Th ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 6-12-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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