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Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced — twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.

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Book News: Isabel Allende To Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Chilean-American novelist is among 19 people slated to receive the highest civilian honor in the U.S. Also: The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm get a gruesome new translation.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Comet Landing A Success: European Craft Makes 'Fairly Gentle Touchdown'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Millions of miles from Earth, the Philae robotic lander has settled on the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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Book News: Battle Over Maurice Sendak's Book Collection Sparks A Lawsuit

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The dispute centers on many of the late author's rare books, which a Philadelphia museum says are being withheld by Sendak's trustees. Also: Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy may be coming to HBO.

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Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Arctic Front: Blast Of Cold Air Hits Middle Of U.S., Heads East

Monday, November 10, 2014

The cold front hit Wyoming just after midnight. It struck Denver this morning, bringing wind and snow — and reportedly dropping the temperature by 15 degrees in just 15 minutes.

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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Monday, November 10, 2014

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.

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Book News: PBS Promises 'Olympic-Style' Coverage Of Miami Book Fair

Monday, November 10, 2014

The network will feature the massive festival, which boasts hundreds of authors and countless more attendees, in a live webcast. Across the Atlantic, The Hunger Games is getting a theater adaptation.

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Two Striking Photos From Today's APEC Meetings

Monday, November 10, 2014

The forum's first day has already brought us interesting images. In one, the leaders of China and Japan reflect their countries' unease; in another, world leaders dress alike.

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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Monday, November 10, 2014

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to five and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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This Is An Orchestra Under The Influence Of Chili Peppers

Friday, November 07, 2014

Each musician ate one of "the world's hottest chili peppers" whole, before continuing to play a famous tango.

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Loretta Lynch To Be Nominated As Next U.S. Attorney General

Friday, November 07, 2014

A lead federal prosecutor in New York City, Lynch will be introduced by President Obama at the White House on Saturday. Her office has handled old-school Mafia busts, cutting edge cybercrime and more.

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Dallas Ebola Monitoring Period Ends With An All-Clear

Friday, November 07, 2014

In Texas, more than 100 people had been monitored for the 21-day period that marks Ebola's incubation period.

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Even After SpaceShipTwo Crash, Many Space Tourists Hold On To Tickets

Friday, November 07, 2014

Virgin Galactic says there have been some cancellations in the week since its experimental craft went down, killing the co-pilot. But many ticket holders say they don't plan to ask for refunds.

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Donor Gives Los Angeles Museum Art Worth $500 Million

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Billionaire Jerry Perenchio will donate works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso.

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