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Astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs to the International Space Station

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install…

CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math…

This is why your brain wants to swear

A recent study shows that children are adept at absorbing swearwords. That’s the power of…

Study suggests breastfeeding can protect against heart disease

People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more…

Tech News

Facebook gets antitrust approval to buy maker of Oculus Rift virtual reality headset

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy…

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper clamps down on media access

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social…

Media

Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting controversial war shrine in Tokyo

Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into…

Led Zeppelin unveil two previously unheard recordings

Rock giants Led Zeppelin on Wednesday unveiled two previously unheard recordings ahead of the re-issue…

U.S. News

Judge approves Chelsea Manning name change request

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years…

WATCH: Rand Paul slagging Ronald Reagan, praising Jimmy Carter on the budget

David Corn at Mother Jones has located numerous videos in which potential Republican presidential candidate…

Austin police shoot and kill pit bull described by owner as ‘docile’

Police are investigating the fatal shooting by officers of a dog in Texas. Two Austin…

Sean Hannity guest: Liberals inspired Kansas shooter, Obama causing ‘modern Holocaust’

David Horowitz, conservative activist and founder of TruthRevolt.com, agreed with radio host Sean Hannity on…

Pentagon shows off man-size, ‘Terminator’-like search and rescue robot

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles…

World

Russia threatens response if pro-Kremlin rebels attacked in Ukraine

Russia issued a blunt warning Wednesday it would respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in…

Venetians fight to save historical, ‘haunted’ Poveglia island from luxury developers

Andrea Barina, the owner of a no-frills restaurant on the Giudecca canal, serves up mouth-watering plates of seafood antipasti and…

Canadian woman’s letter arrives — after 45-year delay

A 45-year-old letter arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman, who received the correspondence from her younger sister decades…

Mexico arrests 110 people for posing as anti-cartel vigilantes

Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of…

Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district after dancer is beaten to death

Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, on Tuesday following the death of a resident, an AFP…

Venezuelan government to resume negotiations with opposition on Thursday

A Venezuelan opposition coalition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government will meet for new talks aimed at ending more than two…

E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election amid ongoing conflict

The European Union joined international condemnation of Syria’s plan to hold a presidential election on June 3, saying Tuesday the…

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