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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…

Midday Roundup: Will Bowe Bergdahl be tried for desertion?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the defense. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the media not to assume the military will overlook accusations that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted…

Identical twin astronauts volunteer for unique study

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will offer more than his usual moral support. Retired…

Midday Roundup: Could the long-lost Santa Maria finally be found?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ship ahoy. An ocean explorer claims to have found what might be the remains of Christopher Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria , off the coast of northern Haiti.

Midday Roundup: Oklahoma investigates execution that went horribly wrong

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Botched execution. An Oklahoma inmate scheduled for execution last night began writhing on the gurney shortly after getting the first of three injections in a…

Midday Roundup: In Ukraine, another province goes rogue

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unrelenting unrest. In an ominous echo of events in Crimea, pro-Russian separatists seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on…

NASA and Russia break up, share custody of space station

By Rob Holmes
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Space | In reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NASA announced Wednesday it is severing all ties with Russia except for joint work at the International Space…

Common ground in space despite escalating tensions on Earth

By Rob Holmes
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Space | A software snag turned a six-hour ride into a two-day journey for the Russian and American astronauts aboard a Soyuz capsule on its way to the International…

Midday Roundup: The Obama administration’s war on caloric subterfuge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Because nobody drinks just half a Coke. Nutrition labels on food packages could be changing to more realistically reflect people’s eating habits. The Obama…

 
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