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NASA Dedicates Facility In Honor Of 'Hidden Figures' Heroine Katherine Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson, the human computer behind some of NASA’s biggest advancements, attended the ribbon cutting of the research facility named in her honor on Friday.
Sep 25, 2017 |
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U.S. Flies Bombers Off North Korea Coast in Show of Force

"We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities"
Sep 25, 2017 |
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Nearly a week on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating earthquake have dwindled to virtually nothing, nearly a week after the seismic jolt shook the mega-city, killing more than 300 people. Foreign teams from Israel, the US and elsewhere worked with dogs and hi-tech gear to try to detect signs of life under the rubble. A series of...
Sep 25, 2017 |
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Flint's Lead Water May Have Caused A Spike In Fetal Deaths

A study found a 58 percent increase in fetal death rates after the city switched its water source in 2014.
Sep 24, 2017 |
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Mexico rescuers mounts last-ditch search for quake survivors

Mexican rescuers were working through the early hours Saturday in a desperate search for survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, hoping to defy experts who say the chances of finding life in the rubble after 72 hours are bleak. With exhausted emergency workers still reporting signs of life at several spots in Mexico City, the...
Sep 24, 2017 |
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Sep 24, 2017 |
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Security News This Week: Hackers Broke Into the SEC... A Year Ago

An SEC hack, a Russian dark web takedown, and more security news this week.
Sep 24, 2017 |
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Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation Is Moving Really Fast. Here's Why

The former FBI director is moving on an aggressive timeline as he looks into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.
Sep 23, 2017 |
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Hope fading for survivors as Mexico search enters third day

Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day. Authorities put the death toll following Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake at more than 250 people, with the number expected to rise. Rescue workers scrabbled to remove tons of...
Sep 23, 2017 |
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Communication in Puerto Rico paralyzed after mobile networks knocked out by Hurricane Maria

The mobile phone network in Puerto Rico is either mostly unavailable or has entirely failed, according to numerous reports from people trying to get in touch with relatives and loved ones.  Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, the most intense in nearly a century. Power is out on the entire island, and cellphone...
Sep 23, 2017 |
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Ben Carson Breaks With President Trump and Endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

President Trump endorsed Roy Moore's opponent, Sen. Luther Strange
Sep 23, 2017 |
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Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."
Sep 23, 2017 |
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Nicaragua joins Paris Agreement, leaving just U.S. and Syria behind

Nicaragua was one of the final holdouts on signing the Paris Agreement on climate change, but after seeing other countries deal with devastating natural disasters, the country is joining the deal.  That leaves the United States and Syria as the only countries not participating. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. vowed to pull out earlier this...
Sep 22, 2017 |
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Republicans Have a Bill to Repeal Obamacare. They Don't Know Exactly What It Will Do

No one is certain exactly just how many Americans will lose their insurance under Graham-Cassidy.
Sep 22, 2017 |
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Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power

Multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon claimed the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island with maximum sustained winds of up to 140 mph. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico's history Local Spanish language publication El Nuevo Dia reported the...
Sep 21, 2017 |
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Rescuers in grim search for survivors of Mexico quake

Rescuers dug Thursday for survivors of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 233 people in Mexico, as the nation watched anxiously for signs of life at a collapsed school in the capital. Firefighters, police, soldiers and volunteers worked frantically to remove rubble in scenes repeated across a swath of central states in Mexico's second...
Sep 21, 2017 |
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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout ...
Sep 21, 2017 |
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The Sex Trafficking Fight Could Take Down a Bedrock Tech Law

A new bill would change part of the Communications Decency Act, which protects site operators for content posted by others.
Sep 21, 2017 |
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Sep 21, 2017 |
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This Martian Rover Is Made for Earth Travel

A team of engineers who worked on the Mars rover prototypes, recently designed the first NASA-inspired Earth rover, named Turtle.
Sep 20, 2017 |
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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Freeport-McMoRan, Newmont Mining, Golden Star Resources, Randgold Resources and Kinross Gold

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Freeport-McMoRan, Newmont Mining, Golden Star Resources, Randgold Resources and Kinross Gold Read More

Gold Mining Stock Outlook - Sept. 2017

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Why Freeport-McMoran (FCX) Stock Might be a Great Pick

Freeport-McMoran (FCX) is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is a great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. Read More

Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'

Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend... Read More

How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos

These tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy... Read More

Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First Child

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Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made in Today’s ‘Stupidly Politically Correct’ Culture

“Blazing Saddles” may be a groundbreaking comedy, but director Mel Brooks doesn’t think Hollywood would make the iconic Western parody in this current “stupidly politically correct” climate. The... Read More

Box Office: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Unseats 'It' as 'Lego Ninjago' Disappoints

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the new ruler of the box office. The sequel from Fox is expected to earn $39 million this weekend from 4,003 locations. That’s slightly below where tracking had... Read More

Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga’s ‘Star Is Born’ Moves to May 2018

Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” remake starring Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Bradley Cooper, who is also directing, is moving up its release to May 18, 2018. The pic was originally set to open... Read More

White House officials defend Trump, say athletes 'can do free speech on their own time'

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended Trump’s call for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be suspended or fired. “It’s not about free speech,” Mnucin said Sunday. “They can do... Read More

In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea,... Read More

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on... Read More

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported... Read More

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment.... Read More

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated... Read More