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Pence calls for return to moon before flights to Mars


Vice President Mike Pence, chairing a revived National Space Council, said Thursday the United States will once again send astronauts to the moon, using Earth’s satellite as a critical stepping stone for eventual flights to Mars, and vowing to beef up national security space assets to counter rapidly escalating threats …

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Stab wounds found on torso of reporter last seen on sub


COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Fifteen stabs wounds were found on the headless and dismembered torso of a Swedish journalist last seen with a Danish inventor in his home-made submarine, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Police also found videos on the man’s computer showing women being tortured and murdered. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said …

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Nuke watchdog reveals another chemical attack in Syria


THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has found traces of sarin following an attack in northern Syria in late March, days before a deadly strike using the same nerve agent in another Syrian town. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday that …

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Doctors describe scene at hospital after Vegas shooting


LAS VEGAS — There was no shortage of heroes Sunday night at Sunrise Hospital, the closest trauma center to the Las Vegas Strip. As the injured streamed in, so did 100 doctors and 100 nurses.  Some of them shared their experiences of that awful night with CBS News’ Anthony Mason. …

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More illnesses linked to pet store puppies


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says dozens of people have been sickened with infections linked to puppies sold at Petland pet stores. The outbreak of Campylobacter has affected 55 people in 12 states. Thirteen people have been hospitalized. This is an increase from the 39 cases reported in …

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FBI questions Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend


LAS VEGAS — FBI agents began questioning the Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend on Wednesday for clues as to what drove Stephen Paddock to slaughter 58 people from his high-rise hotel suite, CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports. Marilou Danley was interviewed at the bureau’s field office …

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New storm could reach U.S. as hurricane


MEXICO CITY — A new tropical depression that could eventually reach the U.S. as a hurricane was developing off of Central America on Wednesday while another system formed off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. The tropical depression formed off the Atlantic coast of Central America and the U.S. National …

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Vegas shooting victim says he owes his life to girlfriend


LAS VEGAS — Michael Caster was one of the wounded during Sunday’s Las Vegas mass shooting. He says he owes his life to his girlfriend, who made sure he was carried to a stranger’s car and taken quickly to a hospital. “I was on the ground and I couldn’t move,” Caster …

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Prankster interrupts British leader's televised speech


MANCHESTER, England — Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to restore the “British Dream” Wednesday, in a nightmare speech that saw her plagued by a cough and interrupted by a prankster, while parts of the backdrop fell down as she was speaking. In a mishap-prone Conservative Party conference address, …

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