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Dark side of the moon: Spacecraft makes historic lunar landing

The pioneering achievement is another demonstration of China’s ambitions to be a space power. The country aims to land a crewed flight on the moon in the coming decade. China’s CCTV confirmed the news in a brief bulletin during its noon newscast, after a morning of rumors, saying that Chang’e-4, named after a Chinese moon […]

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Woman to receive kidney from grocery store cashier: My miracle blessing lady

Donnie Drummond’s husband, Eddie Drummond, regularly eats breakfast at a grocery store ahead of his early shift at a Mississippi shipyard. His friendship to one of the cashiers, Leilani Aguirre Crocker, has proven to be something of a miracle, she says. When Crocker noticed that Eddie Drummond was feeling down one day, she asked him […]

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US ambassador to Russia visits American detained on spying charges

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman visited a U.S. citizen detained in Russia, expressed his support for him, and offered the embassy’s assistance, a State Department official told ABC News. It was a strong show of support for Paul Whelan, who was arrested on Friday by Russian authorities and accused of spying by Russia’s Federal […]

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Teens identified in New Years Eve accidental shooting, suicide in Georgia

Devin Hodges, 15, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday after a gun he was handling in front of a group of boys accidentally went off inside what police described as a “makeshift shed” behind a home in the upscale Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Hodges’ friend, […]

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Trump says shutdown will continue for as long as it takes to secure border

Twelve days into a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump expressed resolve to continue the shutdown for “as long as it takes” in order to secure funding he’s demanded to build a southern border.

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Single winner takes $425M Mega Millions jackpot

One person in New York will be ringing in 2019 with a whole lot of cash. There was one big winner in Tuesday’s $425 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing, the eighth-largest in jackpot in the game’s history. The winning numbers were: 34-44-57-62-70 with a Mega Ball of 14. The winning ticket for the jackpot was […]

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Family of American detained in Russia for alleged spying concerned for his safety

The family of an American man arrested in Russia on spying charges has said they are certain he is innocent — and are worried about his well-being. Paul Whelan was arrested Friday by Russia’s domestic security service, the FSB, which said he was detained because he was conducting “spying activity.”

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US fires tear gas into Mexico as migrants attempt to cross border into San Diego

U.S. border authorities fired tear gas into Mexico on Monday night when a group of roughly 150 migrants attempted to illegally cross the border into San Diego.

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Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts

Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda. Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked in recent days or weeks — some longer — after years of inactivity. A sudden shift in tone or the language used in tweets often gives away the […]

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In shutdown, janitors, security guards, and other federal contractors get no back pay

While hundreds of thousands of federal workers will have to wait for back pay after the government shutdown ends, thousands more whose pay comes from federal contracts have little hope of recuperating the pay they lose when the government isn’t operating…..

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1 killed after lion escapes enclosure at animal center: Officials

A 22-year-old woman looking to start a career working with animals was attacked and killed by a lion after it escaped a locked space at a North Carolina animal center on Sunday, officials said.

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Government shutdown by the numbers: Who isnt getting paid

It’s day eight of the government shutdown, and an estimated 800,000 people who work for the U.S. government are feeling the impact. In many offices, contracts are on hold, travel plans have been canceled and paychecks have been stopped as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats continue their standoff over Trump’s $5 billion border wall […]

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Two systems will make for wet New Years Eve on East Coast

Two systems are set to bring unsettled weather across the country as revelers get ready to ring in the new year. The first system in the Northwest is the colder one and it’s bringing snow and some of the coldest air of the season. The second system in the South is pulling in Gulf moisture […]

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American being monitored in US after potential exposure to Ebola virus in Congo

An American health care worker providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo who recently experienced potential exposure to Ebola has was flown back to the U.S. on Saturday and transported to a special biocontainment unit in Nebraska, according a hospital official, who stressed that the person has yet to display any symptoms of […]

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Cyberattack targets newspapers in US, prevents some from publishing

The Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun were among the major newspapers that had printing issues on Saturday. The cyberattack appeared to target newspapers owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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Pentagon defends Syria withdrawal as well thought-out and controlled in a tweet

The Defense Department is defending President Trump’s decision to pull 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, tweeting on Friday that the withdrawal is “deliberate, well thought-out, mutually supportive, and controlled.” The department also called the withdrawal the “next phase” of U.S. support to the U.S.-led coalition’s operations in Syria, but did not provide further detail […]

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