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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Released Into Atlantic

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

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No Hope Of Survivors In Black Hawk Crash, Military Says

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Officials say they've found only debris and human remains in the search of the area where a helicopter crashed in Florida Tuesday night with 11 people aboard.

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FCC Publishes Full Text Of Net Neutrality Rules

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission releases what Chairman Tom Wheeler calls "a shining example of American democracy at work."

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Space Station Astronauts Make Safe Landing In Kazakhstan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An astronaut and two cosmonauts have landed safely back on Earth. While in orbit, they traveled almost 71 million miles, NASA says.

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Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new analysis of particles believed to be from the bottom of oceans inside Enceladus suggests the moon is toasty warm.

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2 Police Officers Shot Amid Protest At Ferguson Police Department

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One officer was shot in the face and another in the shoulder, but neither is expected to have any "remarkable long-term injuries," says St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

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Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.

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Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote And Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.

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Report: Secret Service Agents Drove Car Into White House Barricades After Drinking

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The story, first reported by The Washington Post, is the latest scandal at the presidential protective service. A spokesman said the agency is aware of the allegations, which are being investigated.

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Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chief Thomas Jackson's departure is effective March 19. He is the latest employee to resign or be fired in the wake of a Justice Department report that accused local police and courts of racial bias.

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Why The GOP Iran Letter Is Spurring Debate Over An 18th Century Law

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Logan Act prevents "unauthorized citizens" from meddling in foreign affairs. There's a petition to charge the 47 senators who signed the letter, but no one has ever been prosecuted under the law.

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U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection โ€” In Its Own Library

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dozens of gold and silver coins, some from the eras of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, spent decades on a shelf in the University at Buffalo's library.

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2 Oklahoma Students Seen In Racist Fraternity Video Apologize

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The men were in a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing a racist chant. They have apologized, with one of the now-former fraternity brothers saying he had learned "a devastating lesson."

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Search Continues For Military Black Hawk That Crashed With 11 On Board

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Seven Marines and a crew of four were aboard the helicopter, which had been on a training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Coming Out In A Galaxy Far Far Away: Star Wars Gets Its First LGBT Character

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Star Wars has had a complicated relationship with LGBT issues in the past. A new character, Moff Mors, might change that.

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Collision, Chemical Leak Close Part Of Houston Ship Channel

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

An "unknown quantity" of a gasoline additive leaked from a 600-foot tanker. It's the Houston Ship Channel's second crash in less than a week.

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6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Linked To Those 112 Or Older (And Likely Dead)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

That's not a typo. A watchdog review of the Social Security Administration also found thousands of people who tried to verify employment eligibility using numbers belonging to those over that age.

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