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Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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Espresso In Orbit: SpaceX Craft Brings Coffee Machine To Space Station

Friday, April 17, 2015

The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station Friday morning, bringing a long-awaited ISSpresso machine.

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Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested Over Tax Fraud Allegations In Spain

Friday, April 17, 2015

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.

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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.

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In Posthumous Riposte, Editor Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Targets 'Islamophobia'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.

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Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Russian president's comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.

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Pro-Russia Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oles Buzyna was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev, one day after a former pro-Russia lawmaker was found dead there. The Ukrainian government is calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

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With Quad Cork 1800, Snowboarding Twists To New Heights

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you're new to this area of winter sports, we'll reassure you: the Quad Cork 1800 is not a drink. Billy Morgan is being hailed as a hero for pulling off a trick that some had thought impossible.

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Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's an abrupt conclusion to a five-year doctrinal overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the main umbrella group for nuns in the U.S., that began in 2012.

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South Korean President Promises To Raise Sewol Ferry, One Year After Tragedy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

President Park Geun-hye has pledged to salvage the ferry, which capsized and sank, killing 304 people — most of them students. The rescue effort was widely viewed as bungled.

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Ocean Search Area For Lost Malaysian Airliner Is Set To Double

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's been more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board. Officials now say they'll double the already huge search area to 46,000 square miles next month.

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New Discovery Of World's Oldest Stone Tools

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Researchers in Kenya uncover tools dated to 3.3 million years ago, long before the first humans, as we know them, walked the Earth.

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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and profound sympathy over the president's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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Iraqi Leader Visits Washington Looking For Help In Fight Against Islamic State

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iraq's prime minister is trying to drum up military support against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which controls parts of his country. He is also looking for billions of dollars in loans.

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Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Al-Qaida Leader In Yemen

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ibrahim al-Rubaish was a prominent al-Qaida cleric who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2006. He had a $5 million bounty on his head.

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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Scientists Release Largest Map Yet Of Dark Matter In The Cosmos

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Researchers from the Dark Energy Survey used data captured by one of the world's most powerful digital cameras to put together the largest contiguous map of dark matter created.

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Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Monday, April 13, 2015

Three of the Blackwater security guards were found guilty of manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter, while a fourth was convicted of first-degree murder.

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