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"The Falcon has landed."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.…
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Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright said that he would provide verifiable documentation and take additional steps to prove his identity. Instead, he scrubbed his blog clean of past entries and posted a short statement titled "I'm Sorry."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who claimed to be the mysterious founder of bitcoin appears to be stepping back into the shadows, leaving numerous questions in his wake. Three days after Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright…
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Dubbed "Romeo and Juliet in Gaza," the performance has a strong Palestinian twist -substitute Montagues and Capulets for Hamas and Fatah.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy,…
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+Laura Telly No, all 3 religions are based on the Abraham timeline. Current political attitudes do not change historical religious ones.
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"It's going to be difficult for him to increase his margins among some of the groups" that already support him, such as white men, said Karlyn Bowman, a demographer at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute.
DENVER (AP) — Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the…
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DB if you say that you are reading the old Reps and the Demo weed who will not bind with him / hard in this country when you don't buy into THEIR CLUB
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"Not only is the rough superlative in size and quality, but no rough even remotely of this scale has ever been offered before at public auction," David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby's jewelry division said.
LONDON (AP) — It's a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby's said Wednesday.…
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Who came up with the age 3 billion? Carbon dating? Carbon dating is not reliable as it once carbon dated a snail's shell to about 2000 years making it the oldest snail alive.
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Overall, the report showed progress, said Peggy G. Carr, acting NCES commissioner. "Bullying is down, crime is down, but it's not enough," she said. Ken Trump of the National School Safety and Security Services cautioned about reading too much into federal statistics on school crime. "Federal and state stats underestimate the extent of school crime, public perception tends to overstate it and reality is somewhere in between," he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. Still, about 3 percent of students…
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They don't report it, so how can they monitor it or tie it to statistics?
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For Israeli cowboys in the Golan Heights, riding the range next to war-torn Syria gives frontier life a whole new meaning.
KIDMAT ZVI, Golan Heights (AP) — With his wide-brimmed hat, Wrangler jeans and ornate belt buckle, Yehiel Alon could easily pass for one of the Montana ranchers he once worked with. But the 53-year-old is an Israeli cowboy…
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Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraq’s Sunni heartland, was declared “fully liberated” by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition officials in February. But the cost of winning the fight against IS in Ramadi may have been the city itself, an Associated Press investigation has found.
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation. A…
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More than two months after the liberation of Ramadi from Islamic State militants, the city remains uninhabitable. But there are lessons to be learned for how to capture the big prize: Mosul.
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation. A…
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"To see us get to the bottom of the financial paper trail ... would give me tremendous satisfaction," Joann Masseroli says. "To me, those pages hold something that's going to be revealing."
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what's in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement…
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Greed should not be a reason to go to war
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Hours-long amateur footage circulating on social media shows YPG volunteers in opposition-held areas prodding the ground with sticks, digging up bomblets with spades, and defusing them by hand. "It's ridiculously dangerous," said James Le Mesurier, the founder of Mayday Rescue, an Istanbul-based NGO that trains rescue workers in conflict environments.
BEIRUT (AP) — Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they…
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Now that is serious courage! Completely foolish, yes; but courageous nevertheless.
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Donald Trump still needs about 200 delegates to formally secure the nomination, but Cruz's decision to end his campaign removed his last major obstacle. "Ted Cruz _ I don't know if he likes me or he doesn't like me _ but he is one hell of a competitor," Trump said of his last fierce competitor whom he had dubbed "lyin' Ted."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the…
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+Laura Telly / +Lauren Ferrera / jessy antonneli ~ let me put this simply: you are such a liar that you can't even tell the truth about what you name is. Understand?

... and what kind of person lies about their identity, pretends to be at least three people, and endlessly spouts Republican party talking points?
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