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Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

The astronauts in space will soon be sipping some good coffee. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in... Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Tour de France marks World War I centennial

Before sunrise on June 28, 1914, a pack of cyclists set off from Paris on the 12th Tour de France. Hours later, an Austrian archduke stepped out in Sarajevo and was assassinated in the street,... Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Pregnant runner Alysia Montano finishes 800

Thirty-four weeks pregnant, Alysia Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships. Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of... Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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Paralympic star Josh Sweeney earns 1st Tillman Award

When retired Marine Sgt. Josh Sweeney recounts his inspirational journey following an explosion that took both his legs in Afghanistan, he leaves out an important detail: His gold-medal winning goal. Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials... Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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Older moms much more likely to become old ladies, study says

Attention, women who were declared to be of “advanced maternal age” even as their bellies swelled with life, who chased after a toddler with more patience than vigor, and who have... Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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Christians embrace ‘the Daniel Plan’ to change eating habits, lose weight

Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., he’s got powerful company: God. Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest. Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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Panel: Flu spray better than shots for young kids

When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children. Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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Designer T cells fight viruses after transplants

Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in. Now scientists are developing... Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

A revised settlement agreement filed in federal court in Philadelphia also eliminates a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur... Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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US Soccer will soon talk to Hope Solo about arrest

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said the federation plans to speak with Hope Solo and her representatives by Thursday afternoon regarding the goalkeeper's weekend domestic violence... Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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Fancy freebies: Tycoon treats homeless to lunch

A Chinese tycoon served up a fancy lunch Wednesday to hundreds of homeless New Yorkers at a Central Park restaurant, but caught grief from attendees who were expecting cash at the end of the meal. Read more »

Published June 25, 2014

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Sexist views dent Japan push for women's rights

Japanese newspapers splashed front-page photos this week of a Tokyo assemblyman bowing deeply to a female colleague after admitting that he had heckled her with a sexist remark. Read more »

Published June 24, 2014

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Arizona company successfully tests space tourism balloon

An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth. Read more »

Published June 24, 2014

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Doctors to parents: Read to children every day starting in infancy

The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy. Read more »

Published June 24, 2014

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World Cup: 24.7 million Americans watch U.S.-Portugal game

The Nielsen company said that Sunday's gripping game was seen by an average of 24.7 million viewers on ESPN and Univision. That matches it with the 24.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the 2010... Read more »

Published June 24, 2014

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Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United... Read more »

Published June 24, 2014

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US regulators tell railroads to report on backlog

A backlog of grain shipments across the Great Plains has been reduced but not eliminated, so U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their... Read more »

Published June 23, 2014

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Cast changes give 'Transformers' a fresh start

The robots aren't the only part of the latest "Transformers" film that changed. Led by star Mark Wahlberg, a whole new cast was brought in to give a fresh start to the blockbuster franchise. Read more »

Published June 23, 2014

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Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey are Daytime Emmy Awards winners

Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" were among the 41st annual Daytime Emmy winners. Read more »

Published June 23, 2014

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'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys' with $30M

The Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped the weekend box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey... Read more »

Published June 22, 2014

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