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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…

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…

 
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