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​"Sunday Morning" Almanac: Nikola Tesla


And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: July 10th, 1856, 160 years ago today … the day Nikola Tesla was born to a Serbian family in southeastern Europe. A trained scientist and budding electrical engineer, Tesla moved to the United States in 1884. He went to work for …

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Upgraded spacecraft brings astronauts to space station


A Russian Soyuz spacecraft featuring a variety of avionics upgrades and other changes to improve reliability and performance docked with the International Space Station early Saturday after a two-day orbital chase, bringing three fresh crew members to the lab complex. With commander Anatoly Ivanishin monitoring a flawless automated approach, flanked …

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How the deadly Dallas police ambush unfolded


DALLAS — One picture tells the story here: a patrol car, turned into a memorial to the police officers murdered Thursday night — a city’s outpouring of love for the latest victims of hate. Police said a lone gunman — angry about the recent fatal police shootings of black men …

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Police union head to AG: Officers need armor


NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the attack on Dallas police that left five officers dead and nine people wounded, including two civilians, the head of the nation’s largest police association met Friday with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. James Pasco, the Executive Director of the National Fraternal Order …

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Steve Hartman on the words that matter


On a day like this it is always hard to find words. That’s why we cry. That’s why we salute. That’s why we stare blankly at our TV screens whenever they fill with the kind of horror we’ve seen across America this week. I may be a writer, but I’ve …

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Dallas suspect said he wanted to kill whites


Last Updated Jul 8, 2016 3:30 PM EDT DALLAS — Five Dallas police officers were fatally shot and seven others wounded during a protest over the deaths of black men killed by police this week in Louisiana and Minnesota – the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. …

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Gov: Race a factor in Minn. police shooting


Last Updated Jul 8, 2016 10:29 AM EDT St. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t think a police officer would have shot and killed Minnesota man Philando Castile following a traffic stop if Castile had been white instead of black. Dayton said Thursday at a news conference …

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