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Japanese Rocket Fails to Take Off

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Japan's first new rocket in 12 years failed to lift off on Tuesday (August 27), dealing a potential blow to Japan's hopes of a larger share of the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.

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U.S. Close to Action on Alleged Syrian Chemical Warfare?

Updated: 08/26/2013 - The United States may be on the brink of getting involved in another conflict in the Middle East. The Obama Administration says there's little doubt Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. Now President Obama is weighing his options, which could include a military strike.

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Tropical Storm Fernand Expected to Weaken

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day as it brings heavy rains to eastern Mexico.

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US News: 50 Years Later; Yosemite Sequoias at Risk; Shootings; Julie Harris obit; Historic Shipwreck

Posted: 08/25/2013 - King's son says `The task is not done'... Justice Dept. files against Louisiana school vouchers... Yosemite takes steps to protect sequoias from fire... Service held for Hannah Anderson's mom, brother... 3 dead, 2 wounded in Fla. truck company shootings... Cops: 20-year-old man killed 99-year-old NY woman... Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks... Probe begins after 2 barges get loose in Arkansas... Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87... Beam that could be part of historic shipwreck gets CT scan... DC zoo will try again for exam of baby panda... 68 dogs found after fire reported at NYC home... 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia is complete...

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Syrian Update: US Puts Forces Closer, Weighs Response; Syria, Iran Weigh In

Posted: 08/25/2013 - US moves forces toward Syria, inquiry continues... Syria warns US not to intervene militarily... Hagel says US still weighing response to Syria... Iran leader condemns chemical weapons use in Syria... Aid group tallies 355 dead after Syria attack... UN official in Syria to press for chemical inquiry...

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World News: Scotlish Chopper; Amanda Knoxl; More Money for Greece?; Japan Spill; Aussie Croc

Posted: 08/25/2013 - 4 die when helicopter crashes off Scotland... Lawyer: Amanda Knox won't attend new Italy trial... EU official: Greece may get another $13.36 billion... South Africa: Mandela unstable at times... Extremists slit throats of 44 in northeast Nigeria... Death toll in Lebanon bombings rises to 47... Pakistani militants split on talks offer... China reporter detained after questioning official... Seam possible cause of Japan nuke plant tank leak... Fatal crocodile attacked suspected in Australia...

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Today in History: Paris Liberated; Young Samantha Smith; Elton John; Dirty Dancing; Aaliyah

Posted: 08/25/2013 - In 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some settling in present-day New Orleans. In 1944, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. In 1985, Samantha Smith, 13, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in an airliner crash in Auburn, Maine. In 1970, Elton John made his U.S. debut at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles. The performance kicked off a brief tour and led to a recording contract with MCA. In 1987, the film "Dirty Dancing" made its world premiere in Los Angeles.

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Remote Controlled Tail for Humans

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Ever wanted a tail to express the things you dare not say? Artists at the company greyworld are launching their electronic remote-controlled tail especially for humans to show their cheeky side.

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Masked Hero To The Rescue at Tokyo Subway

Posted: 08/23/2013 - With great power comes great responsibility - or so thinks one 27-year-old Japanese, who dons a superhero costume to wait by the stairs of subway stations, lending his strength to the elderly, people lugging heavy packages and mothers with prams.

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Annual Weigh in at the London Zoo

Posted: 08/22/2013 - On Wednesday (August 21) it was time for London Zoo's keepers to find out which animals have been eating too much or not getting enough exercise during the annual weigh in.

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Russia: Military Ship Plows Into Crowded Beach

Posted: 08/22/2013 - An enormous Russian military ship plowed into a crowded Baltic Sea beach on Sunday (August 18), startling sun-tanning vacationers who seemingly had no advance warning of the ship's approach to land.

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Birth of New Star in Constellation Vega

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Astronomers in Chile have captured the violent birth of a new star some 1,400 light-years from Earth, revealing close up the energetic burst of glowing gas that power new stars.

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3 Teens Charged after Australian Player Slain

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Oklahoma prosecutors have charged two teenage boys with first-degree murder in the random killing of an Australian baseball player as he jogged on a tree-lined road.

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New Iran President: Nation Wants Foreign Policy Change; Nuclear Update

Posted: 08/18/2013 - Rouhani has pledged to follow a policy of moderation and ease tensions with the outside world... and shift away from the bombastic style adopted under his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.... The core of Rouhani's team includes figures whose academic pedigrees run through places such as California, Washington, Paris and London... Nuclear policy remains under the control of the country's top clerics... Ex-nuke chief says Iran has 18,000 centrifuges, a number significantly higher than previously thought...

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World News: Mexico Arrests 'Key' Drug Figure; Middle East Update; Princess Diana

Posted: 08/18/2013 - Mexico detains key leader in Gulf Cartel... Government: Bomb wounds 5 policemen in Bahrain... Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria... Status of Jerusalem a key issue at Mideast talks... Sunni leader: Hezbollah dragging Lebanon into war... UK police checking new information on Diana death... Venice mayor IDs high traffic for gondola death... Russia boat crash kills 4, injures 49...

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