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Amazing Photos Show Clouds Filling The Grand Canyon

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Grand Canyon National Park sent out amazing photos of the event yesterday; on Friday, they posted a time-lapse video.

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Dingell Admitted To Hospital, One Day After Casting Last Vote In House

Friday, December 12, 2014

The long-serving Democrat's office didn't give details on Rep. John Dingell's condition, other than to say he was under observation and "resting comfortably."

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Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

Friday, December 12, 2014

The southern sea pup now known as Luna was found on a beach in California in October. She was transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.

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Book News: J.K. Rowling's Crime Novels To Step Onto The Small Screen

Friday, December 12, 2014

The BBC has TV adaptations in the works for The Silkworm and The Cuckoo's Calling, both written under Rowling's pen name, Robert Galbraith. Also: BookCon steps up its focus on writers of color.

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Staffers Walk Out Of Congress In Protest Over Brown And Garner Cases

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dozens of congressional staff walked out of the Capitol Thursday, gathering on the steps to make the hands-up gesture that has come to symbolize frustration with the deaths of two unarmed black men.

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'Cromnibus' Spending Bill Passes, Just Hours Before Deadline

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faced with uncertainty over Congress meeting its deadline to approve a bill, the House's leadership decided to vote on both a long-term spending bill and a stop-gap continuing resolution.

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Book News: Australian Prime Minister's 'Nasty' Move Sparks Lit-Prize Furor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tony Abbott reportedly overruled a panel judging Australia's top fiction award, picking Richard Flanagan to share the prize. And one judge — famed poet Les Murray — isn't happy.

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A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

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Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the first time in at least 20 years, significantly more Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than to control gun ownership, according to a Pew survey.

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Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Persian Gulf

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The U.S. Navy says it made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. A video shows the system, based on the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf, taking target practice.

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The NFL's Owners Approve New Off-Field Conduct Policy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The changes include a "baseline" suspension of six games without pay for a first violation in domestic abuse and sexual assault cases.

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Book News: The Elusive Elena Ferrante Finally Speaks — Sort Of

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not much is known about the acclaimed Italian novelist besides her pen name and her books. But she sat for a recent interview — conducted in writing, with her publisher as intermediary.

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D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Restrictions on D.C.'s use of funds to regulate and tax marijuana would likely endanger the district's goal of creating a market that a city finance official said would be worth $130 million a year.

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Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders in Congress have worked out a bill that would fund the government until October 2015.

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After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

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Nut Rumpus Prompts Korean Airline Exec To Apologize And Resign

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cho Hyun-ah, whose family runs Korean Air, forced a Korea-bound jet to return to a New York terminal so she could eject its cabin crew chief over the presentation of macadamia nuts.

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NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Injures Back In Car Crash

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The player suffered two fractures in his lower back when a truck he was driving flipped several times on a bridge close to his team's stadium in downtown Charlotte.

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Book News: Random House Promises Changes To Lena Dunham Book

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet "Barry" is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.

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NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

Monday, December 08, 2014

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

Monday, December 08, 2014

The city council gets the controversial bill at Mayor Bill de Blasio's request, one day after the editorial board of The New York Times urged, "Dump the bill. Keep the horses."

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