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Hurricane Chris's eye stares at NASA's Aqua satellite

Hurricane Chris's eye stares at NASA's Aqua satellite

It was located about 275 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and quickly moving northeast at 36 mph. The rain from Tropical Storm Chris has already started on the south coast of Newfoundla...

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Russian spacecraft completes fastest-ever orbital rendezvous with International Space Station

The unmanned spacecraft loaded with almost three tons of supplies docked at the station in automatic mode less than four hours after the launch . A new four-orbit (6 hour) trajectory was introduced...

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Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

McConnell went on to mock the media's coverage of Kavanaugh , including a Washington Post report that the judge had gotten into some debt over buying baseball tickets. However, Brewer said she does...

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Fossil of the 'first giant' dinosaur found in Argentina

Fossil of the 'first giant' dinosaur found in Argentina

Now palaeontologists have made a discovery in Argentina, and it is enormous, in terms of the size. Ingentia Prima was about 33 feet (10 metres) long, 14 feet (4 metres) tall and weighed up to ten ...

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King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

He will eventually need a majority vote in the Senate to approve his nomination. Both voted against Trump's effort to repeal the Obama-era Affordable Care Act , and they objected furiously to a mea...

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Schoen: Red-State Democrats Face 'Nightmare' Over Kavanaugh

Schoen: Red-State Democrats Face 'Nightmare' Over Kavanaugh

Special counsel Robert Mueller, of course, is now investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. They didn't care as much about picking...

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What You Need to Know About Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

What You Need to Know About Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would help cement a rightward tilt on America's top court, potentially shaping many aspects of U.S. society for decades to come, including women's access to ...

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Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

The team says it will be the smallest spacecraft to land on the moon. Its first task however will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon, organizers said . SpaceIL was the only Israeli contestant ...

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Confirmation fight begins for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Confirmation fight begins for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh before the court begins its session in October. Business groups and labor unions have lined up on opposing sides of the pitched battle shaping up over Presid...

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Shark bites University of Miami student in Bahamas

Shark bites University of Miami student in Bahamas

The BBC reports she'd finished lunch one day on Staniel Cay with her boyfriend and his family when they came upon people snorkeling with nurse sharks. She is upset at the way she has been stereoty...

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Tropical Storm Beryl's remnants head toward Bahamas; forecasters may send reconnaissance plane

Tropical Storm Beryl's remnants head toward Bahamas; forecasters may send reconnaissance plane

There is still "uncertainty" about the possible track it will take and it would be an ex-hurricane by the weekend when it may hit the UK. Tropical Storm Chris was expected to become a hurricane on...

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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns

According to his former biography on the state of Oklahoma's official website, Pruitt was a " leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda". The Clean Power Plan aimed to cut carbon dioxide...

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Starbucks to scrap plastic straws globally by 2020

Starbucks to scrap plastic straws globally by 2020

Americans supposedly use 500 million plastic straws every day-or not. Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks. . The company then plans to launch a phased rollout throughou...

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Rainy pattern continues for week ahead & latest on Beryl & Chris

Rainy pattern continues for week ahead & latest on Beryl & Chris

Tropical Storm Chris was squatting on Monday about 200 miles (320 kilometers) off the coast of the Carolinas, where forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength before moving up Gulfstream wate...

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Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen; Beryl weakens to remnants

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center. It was centered 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Martinique and was racing west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph). The storm wa...

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Lions fatally maul suspected rhino poachers on South African game reserve

According to stats from the South African government, more than 1,000 rhinos were killed in South Africa past year. "Investigation continues and at this stage we are unable to speculate as to how t...

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U.S. Border Patrol says it won't stop checking Canadian fishing vessels

U.S. Border Patrol says it won't stop checking Canadian fishing vessels

Laurence Cook of the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said in a personal posting on Facebook that, in a June 24 boat check off the Machias Seal Island "grey zone" in late June, Border Patrol agen...

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Tropical Depression Two forms in Atlantic, could dissipate before impacting Florida

Tropical Depression Two forms in Atlantic, could dissipate before impacting Florida

Tropical Depression Two (TD2) formed in the central Tropical Atlantic this morning. "Beryl is forecast to degenerate into an open trough just east of the Lesser Antilles over the weekend". The ar...

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Suspected poachers killed by pride of lions on South African game reserve

Suspected poachers killed by pride of lions on South African game reserve

The alleged poachers allegedly brought a high-powered rifle with a silencer, wire cutters, an axe for cutting out the rhino horns, and food to last for several days. Trading of rhino horn is widely ...

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Hawaii’s proposed sunscreen ban is expected to become law this week

Hawaii’s proposed sunscreen ban is expected to become law this week

Coral reefs are also a popular draw for tourists. According to some estimates, a third of the world's coral reef has died in the past three years, others say half has gone in the past 30 years. Con...

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