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NASA, European Space Agency split over Mars mission prep

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | Alexander Gerst may be the face of future international space exploration. The 40-year-old German astronaut, tapped to become the next commander of the…

Midday Roundup: Migration debate forces Austrian chancellor from office

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Political exile. Austria’s chancellor resigned today after losing support from people who want the country to take a harder stance against the influx of…

Midday Roundup: GOP chairman pleads for peace between Trump, Ryan

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Chairman’s challenge. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus vows to bring his party’s leaders together, but spanning the rift might take a…

Midday Roundup: Romney calls out Trump as a phony, fraud

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Romney’s rage. Conservatives have called on former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney to denounce Donald Trump, whom Romney called a phony and a…

NASA researchers developing a three-day trip to Mars

By Julie Borg
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Space | A spacecraft that can fly from Earth to Mars in three days sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but NASA researchers are working on a new laser…

Midday Roundup: More U.S. troops could be headed for Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Back in Iraq. U.S. forces are likely to play a bigger role in the fight to recapture Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS), than they played in retaking Ramadi in…

Midday Roundup: Arrested militia leader tells last protesters to go home

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Winding down Three more members of a militia in Oregon turned themselves in Wednesday after their already-jailed leader urged them to stand down. The group,

Midday Roundup: Trump and Clinton exchange insults

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Negative press. In his latest round of mudslinging, Donald Trump invoked a vulgar Yiddish sexual term to describe Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary…

Midday Roundup: Palestinian rage rocks Israel with violent attacks

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insecure. At least seven Israelis and two dozen Palestinians have died in two weeks of uninterrupted violence in Israel. On Tuesday, a series of attacks by…

Globe Trot: El Niño drought hits Papua New Guinea

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: The El Niño weather pattern has hit Papua New Guinea with its worst drought in two decades, resulting already in 24 deaths and creating conditions…

Midday Roundup: Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Perennial favorite. GOP White House hopefuls gathered over the weekend to talk about the issues most important to Christian and social conservative voters.

Congressional space funding fight a good deal for Russia

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | Differences between congressional budget writers and the Obama administration over human spaceflight program priorities could leave U.S. astronauts dependent…

 
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