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Curiosity continues to make tracks on Mars

By Julie Borg
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Science | More than 16 months after landing on the Red Planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is trekking to its ultimate destination—climbing 3-mile-high Mount Sharp, a…

Orion mission takes NASA one flight closer to Mars

By Julie Borg
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Space | The Orion spacecraft plummeted through the earth’s atmosphere at 2,000 mph, slowed to deploy red and white parachutes resembling giant peppermint swirl…

Midday Roundup: NASA’s Orion safely lands after soaring out of this world

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Blastoff. The spacecraft Orion successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after an early morning test flight today. The next-generation rocket ship…

Midday Roundup: Windy weather blows Orion launch back a day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Postponed. High winds and glitches forced NASA to cancel today’s test flight of the Orion spacecraft, the next-generation rocket ship designed to replace…

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…

 
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