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Cassini ends "marathon of scientific discovery" on Saturn


Dutifully beaming back data to the very end, NASA’s long-lived Cassini probe slammed into Saturn’s atmosphere at some 77,000 mph Friday, blazing like a shooting star as it was ripped apart and incinerated in the final chapter of an enormously successful mission. Thirteen years after braking into orbit around Saturn, …

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Mars mission isolation simulation on Hawaii volcano ending


HONOLULU — After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. Their first order of business after subsiding on mostly freeze-dried and canned food: Feast on fresh-picked pineapple, papaya, mango, locally-grown …

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Autopsy reveals how pregnant teacher was killed


BALTIMORE – Police say the boyfriend of a pregnant Maryland teacher who was missing for more than a week before being found dead in a shallow grave shot her in the back of the head, according to an autopsy revealed, CBS Baltimore reports. Tyler Tessier, charged with first degree murder …

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Reported blast on London subway train sparks panic


Last Updated Sep 15, 2017 4:36 AM EDT LONDON — There was panic Friday morning at a London Underground train station after a small explosion or fire on a train reportedly left at least two people injured. London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan police officials confirmed they were responding to the …

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Homemade bomb unleashes fireball on packed London train


LONDON — A Friday morning explosion at the Parson’s Green London Underground train station caused panic and left at least 22 people injured in a bombing attack, but luckily caused no fatalities.  It quickly became clear that the attack could have been much worse, as the “improvised explosive device” used appeared …

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Hundreds protest at UC Berkeley as ex-Breitbart editor speaks


BERKELEY, Calif. — A phalanx of police and a campus on virtual lockdown Thursday accomplished the University of California, Berkeley administration’s goal of allowing a conservative to speak at the famously liberal university which has become known more recently for its violent demonstrations between those with opposing viewpoints.  A handful of …

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Is there a deal to help "Dreamers"?


President Trump scrapped the Obama-era DACA program that protected undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation — and he gave Congress six months to come up with a replacement. Amid so much conflicting information about DACA on Thursday, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reported from Capitol Hill and …

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