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Rebecca Hersher

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WATCH: Squishy 'Octobot' Moves Autonomously

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The robot designed by a team from Harvard University moves without the help of any rigid parts. Researchers say it is the first proof-of-concept design for an entirely soft, autonomous machine.

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Earthquake Rattles Myanmar And Neighboring Countries

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

People as far away as Thailand, India and Bangladesh felt the magnitude 6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.

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Extinct 'Micro Lion' Is Named For Sir David Attenborough

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Microleo attenboroughi was a tiny, marsupial lion that lived some 18 million years ago. Paleontologists in Australia said they named it after the famed naturalist "for his dedication and enthusiasm."

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President Obama Tours Flood Destruction In Louisiana

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Obama visited a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, killing at least 13 people and damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes.

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Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings

Monday, August 22, 2016

More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.

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Militant Who Destroyed Mali Cultural Sites Pleads Guilty To War Crimes

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi deliberately damaged buildings and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu in 2012. It is believed to be the first time an act of cultural destruction has been treated as a war crime.

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George Curry, Legendary Political And Civil Rights Journalist, Dies At 69

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Curry was the longtime editor of the magazine Emerge, a syndicated columnist and winner of numerous awards for his reporting and commentary. He died Saturday of sudden heart failure.

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TSA Reminds Passengers: No 'Batarang' Superhero Weapons On Flights

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The TSA has repeatedly reminded air travelers to put sharp Batman and other superhero paraphernalia in checked baggage.

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Pope Appoints Commission To Study Possibility Of Women As Deacons

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Vatican says Pope Francis has asked a group of seven men and six women to study whether women should be allowed to serve as deacons within the Roman Catholic Church.

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Apple Ditches Pistol Emoji In Favor Of Water Gun

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The pistol emoji will be replaced with a green water gun icon, and Apple is also adding new emojis of a pride flag, families with single parents, and women playing sports.

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Researchers Describe A New Hypothesis About Why The Female Orgasm Exists

Monday, August 01, 2016

A pair of evolutionary biologists think the female orgasm, or at least its predecessor in other animals, may have more to do with stimulating ovulation than previously thought.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets In Libya

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Pentagon announced it had attacked targets around the ISIS-occupied city of Sirte at the request of the U.N.-backed Libyan Government of National Accord.

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Maryland Town Begins Cleanup After Deadly Weekend Flooding

Monday, August 01, 2016

More than 6 inches of rain in less than three hours created a torrent that swept through downtown Ellicott City over the weekend. At least two people were killed.

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Thousands Of Firefighters Battle Massive Big Sur Blaze

Sunday, July 31, 2016

After more than a week, a 38,000-acre wildfire on the California coast is still growing, and authorities warn it could burn through August even after it is contained.

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They 'Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

Friday, July 29, 2016

In announcing the charges, Michigan's attorney general said those accused attempted to "bury or cover up, downplay or hide information" about elevated lead levels in Flint's water supply.

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Uber Hasn't Had An Effect On Drunken-Driving Deaths, Study Finds

Friday, July 29, 2016

A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

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Ancient Bone Shows Evidence Of Cancer In Human Ancestor

Thursday, July 28, 2016

At about 1.6 million years old, the bone is the oldest known example of a malignant tumor in a human ancestor, and it reinforces what scientists already knew: that cancer isn't a modern scourge.

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After Coup Attempt, Turkish Government Cracks Down On Media

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Turkish government has shut down at least 45 newspapers and 16 television stations, and issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists.

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Failed Assassins: Would-Be Presidential Shooters In History

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

John Hinckley Jr. is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.

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6-Year-Old Boy's Wish To Be A 'Garbage Man' Granted

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ethan Dean spent a day riding in a garbage truck and wearing a hard-hat at an event in Sacramento, Calif., organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local groups. Ethan has cystic fibrosis.

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