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Tensions between U.S., China escalate over island dispute

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Foreign Policy | China’s massive land reclamation in the South China Sea will be on the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Beijing this weekend. His…

Chinese and Russian navies join forces in the Mediterranean

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Military | China’s Defense Ministry announced last week that the Russian and Chinese navies will carry out joint military drills for the first time in the…

Gyrocopter jaunt shows capital’s restricted airspace is a flying free-for-all

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Homeland Security | The small, open-air gyrocopter that landed at the U.S. Capitol this month continues to churn big debate. The aircraft flew through miles of restricted…

American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

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Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

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Transportation | Air passengers can now use their electronic devices gate-to-gate, but in-flight Wi-Fi access may make planes vulnerable to hackers armed only with a lowly…

Secret Norwegian naval base now has Russian renters

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Russia | Concerns are mounting over a Russian research facility located in a former top-secret naval base hidden in Norway’s coastal mountains. Two years after…

Can better regulations prevent pilot suicide?

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Transportation | As search and recovery teams continue to comb the mountainside in the French Alps where a suicidal pilot crashed a Germanwings jet last month, aviation…

Migrant drownings complicate immigration debate for presidential hopefuls

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Immigration | Millions of migrants have successfully crossed the Rio Grande to enter Texas from Mexico, but this year drownings are on the rise. After 16 deaths in six…

Today’s forecast: Magnetic, with a chance of electrical disruption

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Space | A billion-dollar research mission began last week as NASA launched four data-gathering spacecraft to help scientists understand how “space weather” causes…

Propelled by the sun around the world

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Technology | A mission to highlight human innovation and new technologies has launched two Swiss pilots on a flight around the world in a totally solar-powered…

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

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Nigeria | Kellou Abakar’s contractions began Jan. 3—the same day Boko Haram attacked her hometown in Nigeria. With labor coming on, the 30-year-old took her two…

Labor disputes put West Coast seaports at a standstill

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Transportation | Ports up and down the U.S. West Coast are nearly at a standstill after months of bickering between unions and the companies that operate marine terminals.

 
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