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Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant. While orbiting Saturn nearly 300 times, Cassini made major disc...

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Irma's wrath was especially hard on Keys, Jacksonville

Irma's wrath was especially hard on Keys, JacksonvilleFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma seemed to inflict special wrath on some unlucky communities, even though it didn't cause the catastrophic destruction that was feared in Florida and the rest of the Southeastern United States.


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1 Dead, 3 Injured After Student Opens Fire At Washington State High School

One student is dead and three others are injured after a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, on Wednesday morning. Three teenage students are being treated for serious injuries at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane Fire Chief Br...

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Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force

Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear forceMINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he once suggested.


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Iraq readies to retake IS bastion near Syria border

Al-Sagra (Irak) (AFP) - Iraqi forces backed by tribal fighters are manoeuvring into position in the western desert bordering Syria to launch an offensive against one of the last bastions of the Islamic State group. After driving IS out of Nineveh prov...

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In setting new limits on refugees, White House freezes out humanitarian agencies

In setting new limits on refugees, White House freezes out humanitarian agenciesEvery year the president sets a limit on the admission of refugees from around the world, in consultation with various government and humanitarian agencies. This year, it’s all happening in the White House — and refugee advocates fear the cap will be at an all-time low.


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Turkey will take its own security measures after Russia defense deal: Erdogan

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday dismissed NATO allies' concern over Turkey's deal to buy a missile defense system from Russia and said Ankara would continue to take the security measures it t...

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