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Midday Roundup: GOP picks up another Senate seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Winner declared. A week after most other Senate contests were settled, Republican Dan Sullivan has declared victory in Alaska. Sullivan’s battle with…

Midday Roundup: Pundits predict a GOP Senate win

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down to the wire. With Election Day now just hours away, the odds favor a GOP Senate takeover. But it won’t be a slam dunk, says political analyst Nate…

Virgin Galactic spaceship explodes during test flight

By Leigh Jones
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Space | A rocket ship designed to take tourists into space exploded this afternoon during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert. One person died in the…

Cargo spaceship explodes on takeoff

By Leigh Jones
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Space | An unmanned cargo ship bound for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff tonight in the first major disaster to strike the…

Globe Trot: Kobani faces impending disaster

By Jamie Dean
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants stand poised to take Kobani, a Kurdish town in Syria near the Turkish border. The militants planted their black flag on a hill…

India celebrates successful Mars mission

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | India is basking in the world’s praise and congratulations after successfully placing an unmanned space probe in orbit around Mars earlier this week. 

Race for the red planet

By Julie Borg
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Science | Private groups dominate effort to reach Mars

Globe Trot: Do we need ground troops in Iraq or not?

By Jamie Dean
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International | WAR ROOM: The top military adviser to the president says he won’t rule out ground troops in the U.S. effort to combat ISIS. Gen. Martin Dempsey told the…

Globe Trot: Calls for military intervention in Iraq are becoming a chorus

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ:Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress,

One small step, 45 years on

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin missed out on a massive celebration here on earth as he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to land on the moon. So for…

Midday Roundup: Gay marriage finds another GOP ally

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Going public. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, publicly announced her support for same-sex marriage Wednesday, shortly after receiving an endorsement from a major…

Research group: U.S. needs Martian aspirations

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | After men went to the moon in the 1960s and 70s, many people hoped a manned mission to Mars would follow in short order. Instead, humans have mostly just…

 
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