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What It Means If Gravitational Waves Were Detected

February 11, 2016 |

A press conference scheduled for 10:30am ET Thursday has the scientific world on the edge of its seats. The rumor/expectation/prevailing hope: that 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence, the hunt for gravitational waves has led to their direct detection. In a media advisory released Monday, the National…
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Cliven Bundy Flies to Oregon, Gets Arrested

February 11, 2016 |

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy flew into Portland, Ore., on Wednesday night to support four occupiers at a wildlife refuge —and was promptly arrested by the FBI. The Oregonian reports that the 74-year-old was booked into the Multnomah County Jail after being arrested at Portland International Airport on charges relating to…
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Boy Dies After Armed Cousin Falls Off Hoverboard, Fires

February 11, 2016 |

A 13-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the back of the head while playing Xbox at his relative’s home in central Florida on Monday night when his 18-year-old cousin, who’d found a gun, fell off a hoverboard and fired. Lavardo Fisher’s cousin found the gun under the bed of an…
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Backpackers Escape Living Nightmare on Remote Beach

February 11, 2016 |

Two female backpackers have escaped a living nightmare near Adelaide, Australia. Police say a German and Brazilian, both in their 20s, met a man in a rural area of South Australia who drove them to a remote beach campsite in Coorong National Park on Tuesday, per 7 News and the…
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Name That President? Americans Have Weird Answers

February 11, 2016 |

Alexander Hamilton was many things—a bastard from the Caribbean, the founder of the Bank of New York, the father of the US Coast Guard, and the first Secretary of the Treasury, to name a few. But the man who died in a duel against Aaron Burr at the age…
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WWII Sweethearts Share a Squeeze—70 Years Later

February 11, 2016 |

It was the hug he’d been waiting 70 years for. World War II vet Norwood Thomas, 93, greeted his wartime sweetheart Joyce Morris, 88, in person on Wednesday for the first time since their brief love affair in London in 1944, per NBC News . “This is about the most wonderful…
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Nev. Lawmaker Smack in the Middle of Oregon Standoff

February 11, 2016 |

A tense standoff between the FBI and the last four occupiers at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge lasted into the wee hours of Thursday, with a Nevada lawmaker right in the middle of it. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore was in Portland Wednesday for a next-day press conference to show support for…
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Why Dementia Rates Are Going Down

February 11, 2016 |

If you look after your heart and educate your brain, you have a better chance of avoiding or at least delaying dementia, new research suggests. Boston University School of Medicine researchers say data from the Framingham Heart Study, which has tracked the health of thousands of people in the Massachusetts…
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1 in 10 Syrians Killed, Wounded During War

February 11, 2016 |

A recent United Nations report that warned the Assad regime is “exterminating” civilians in Syria at alarming rates is an understatement compared to a new report from the Syrian Center for Policy Research. While other UN numbers, which the group stopped collecting in mid-2015, indicated at least 250,000 had…
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