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Commercial cargo ship launched to space station


A workhorse Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Tuesday and boosted an Orbital ATK cargo ship into space carrying more than 7,600 pounds of supplies, equipment and research hardware bound for the International Space Station. Running a month late because of hydraulic problems and scheduling conflicts, the booster’s …

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Interstate buckles, "catapults" motorcyclist into air


An unsuspecting motorcyclist was launched into the air and suffered serious injuries on Monday when a section of Interstate-20 in Atlanta buckled due to an underground gas leak, DeKalb County police say. Capt. Eric Jackson, spokesperson for the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department, said officials were responding to reports of …

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New details about jogger's killing in Mass.


LEOMINSTER, Mass. — A man arrested in connection with the death of a Google employee near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer has been held on $10 million cash bail. Angelo Colon-Ortiz was charged with assault and attempted rape, and prosecutors said they sought the high bail because they expect …

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Why cats can't resist thinking inside the box


Nicholas Dodman is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Pharmacology and Animal Behavior, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Twitter’s been on fire with people amazed by cats that seem compelled to park themselves in squares of tape marked out on the floor. These felines appear powerless to resist the call of …

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Trump congratulates Turkish leader on vote as observers cry foul


WASHINGTON — Ignoring concerns raised by international monitoring groups and his own State Department, President Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to congratulate him on the country’s contested referendum greatly expanding presidential powers. The move comes despite protests from opposition parties and international monitoring groups about voting …

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North Korea forces Trump off campaign promises


North Korea was unable to successfully test a missile over the weekend, but the country has been able to force President Trump off his campaign promises. There were times when candidate Trump seemed to be running more against China than against Hillary Clinton. In May last year, he said, “we …

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Saturn's moon Titan may have "electric sand"


Electrified sands on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, may stick together due to static cling, potentially meaning that sand castles there would last for weeks, a new study finds. Titan is bigger than the planet Mercury, making it the largest of the more than 60 known moons orbiting Saturn. In certain ways, …

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Cops: Colo. home where 3 were found slain was targeted


BOULDER, Colo. — A home in the foothills northwest of Denver where three people were found slain was specifically targeted, investigators said Sunday. Deputies conducting a welfare check at the request of a worried acquaintance found two men and a woman dead in the house Saturday, and investigators quickly ruled …

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