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Midday Roundup: Like your current insurance plan? Too bad.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Here’s what I meant to say. President Barack Obama is adding some nuance to the oft-spoken (and now broken) promise that’s gotten him in so much trouble…

Space balloon gives whole new meaning to liftoff

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Would you want to float into space in a balloon? You might be able to in 2016, for the bargain price of $75,000. World View Enterprises, a company that hopes…

One more small step toward space

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Science | The space shuttle may not be flying anymore, but the last and greatest frontier is by no means closed. This week saw two different pushes into the wild, blue…

Midday Roundup: Who thinks Chris Christie is hot?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | For whatever it’s worth. A poll released today that rates politicians by their popularity “temperature” (not their looks, as I first thought when I read…

NASA telescope gets the low-down on the sun’s lowest regions

By Alissa Robertson
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Space | Scientists at NASA are now able get a close-up look at the sun and its atmosphere, thanks to the new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft.

Communion on the moon

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | Pardon me, please, if you’re familiar with this terrific story, but I never knew it: Former astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin celebrated the Lord’s Supper…

Midday Roundup: Government targets four-star general in leak probe

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | More leaks. The Justice Department is investigating a retired four-star Marine Corps general over allegations he leaked classified information about a…

Midday Roundup: Miraculous escape from garment factory rubble

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Garment factory miracle. Crowds gathered at the site of the collapsed Bangladesh garment factory cheered Friday as rescuers freed a woman trapped in the…

Midday Roundup: Obama slow walks Syrian ‘red line’ decision

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No rush. During a news conference this morning, the 100th day of his second term, President Barack Obama said he would take his time to consider whether Syria…

Midday Roundup: Two men confess to making McConnell recording

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Confessing misdeeds. The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., reports two men have confessed to recording a campaign meeting at Senate Minority Leader Mitch…

Into red space

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | China’s ambitious space program may serve both national pride and military

Jump from space's edge provides collective moment

By Wire Reports
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Space | ROSWELL, N.M. (AP)—Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he…

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