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Midday Roundup: Second fugitive captured alive in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finally found. The 22-day manhunt for escaped murderer David Sweat ended Sunday when a New York State Police sergeant shot and apprehended him just 2 miles…

North Korean satellite raises nuclear missile fears

By Michael Cochrane
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North Korea | North Korea revealed last week that it is developing a new satellite, confirming recent indications the country’s space agency is expanding its rocket…

Russian rocket failures raise fears for future manned launches

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | The successive launch failures of Russia’s two primary workhorse rocket boosters may be indicators of systemic quality and management problems in the…

Searching, not finding

By Julie Borg
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Science | No evidence of life is turning up in outer space

Midday Roundup: Witness claims Freddie Gray may have hurt himself

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overheard. A prisoner in the same van said he thought Freddie Gray, who died after injuries he received in Baltimore police custody, tried to hurt himself by…

Globe Trot: ISIS ready to recruit Palestinians in Syrian refugee camp

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants say they have entered Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Yarmouk is old enough its homeless inhabitants have…

Today’s forecast: Magnetic, with a chance of electrical disruption

By Rob Holmes
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Space | A billion-dollar research mission began last week as NASA launched four data-gathering spacecraft to help scientists understand how “space weather” causes…

Midday Roundup: More tales of ISIS atrocities against culture, people

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Irreplaceable. The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, has razed another ancient archaeological site that held secrets of pre-Christian history in Mesopotamia.

Sailing on sunlight

By Julie Borg
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Science | Engineers develop spacecraft powered by solar energy

Year-long space flight is a precursor to Mars missions

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | In just over two months, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will rocket to the International Space Station on a year-long mission to help…

Midday Roundup: Haiti marks quake anniversary amid political turmoil

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still shaky. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the southern part of Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. About…

Midday Roundup: East, Midwest brace for bone-chilling cold

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extra cold. Dangerously cold temperatures are arriving in the East and Midwest as arctic air moves in. Frigid temperatures and snow already battered some…

 
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