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NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...


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New Jersey police officer performs C-section to deliver fawn

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in New Jersey performed an emergency cesarean section to deliver a fawn after its mother was struck and killed on a road. Animal control officer Robert Lagonera says the Washington Township police officer arrived on the scene in rural Warren County...


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A crisis intensifies: Addiction lands more women behind bars

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JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren’t allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video. “Hi, Mommy,” 10-year-old Robby says to...


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Michael Flynn pleaded guilty. Now his supporters are trying to exonerate him.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Hashtags. Tweets. Speeches. A book foreword. Friends and family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn are waging a campaign to try to exonerate the retired lieutenant general - and, possibly, land him a presidential pardon. The push comes as...


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10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP ‘DEMANDS’ DOJ INVESTIGATE FBI In response, the Justice Department asks its inspector general to expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any...


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Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to...


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Ed Sheeran's song "Small Bump" was used by Irish antiabortion campaigners. He doesn't

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has a message for antiabortion campaigners in Ireland: He doesn’t approve of them using his song “Small Bump” to advocate for their cause. The Grammy Award winner posted a statement to his Instagram story Friday saying he had been...


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Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region’s conflicts, has died. He was 101. Lewis died Saturday at an assisted living facility in Vorhees Township, New Jersey. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him “one of the great...


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Democrats' newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration - and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses - as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The first...


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Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay...


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