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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.

Fugitive treasure hunter finally caught, search for gold continues

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Newsworthy | Mystery abounds in the case of the gold-hunter finally arrested last week after two years in hiding: Why did Tommy Thompson disappear? What happened to the…

Border agents ordered to help immigrants avoid deportation

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Immigration | Under a new Obama administration directive, immigration agents have been ordered to screen illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation. The order…

Why doesn’t cheaper jet fuel mean lower airfares?

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Transportation | Airlines estimate they will save up to $20 billion this year in jet fuel costs, but passengers are unlikely to see cheaper airfares. Travelers might expect…

CNN gets coveted drone clearance in deal with FAA

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Technology | News giant CNN made its own headlines this week by teaming up with the FAA for research on commercial use of drones. CNN is now cleared to use camera-equipped…

Nursing new beginnings in CAR

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Africa | Graduates from a new nursing program championed by an American couple are bringing physical and spiritual healing to Central African Republic

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