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'Just like a lighthouse sitting in a dark, distant universe': Astronomers find black ... - National Post

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:05am

National Post

'Just like a lighthouse sitting in a dark, distant universe': Astronomers find black ...
National Post
Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It's from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a shining object ...

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Buy New Textbooks Again? Pluto May Go Back To Planet Status - Science 2.0

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:55am

Science 2.0

Buy New Textbooks Again? Pluto May Go Back To Planet Status
Science 2.0
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015. Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on July 15, 2015.

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Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220 - Chron.com

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:24am

National Post

Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220
Chron.com
In this image posted on a militant social media account by the Al-Baraka division of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, a militant fighter aims a sniper rifle during during fighting in Tal Tamr, Hassakeh province, Syria. Fierce fighting between ...
Air strikes hit Islamic State in Syria after Christians abductedReuters UK
Airstrikes hit ISIS in Syria after Christians abductedThe Daily Star
Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220Aurora Sentinel

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Feds: Brooklyn Men Accused In Islamic State Plot Vocal About Beliefs - CBS Local

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:12am

CBS Local

Feds: Brooklyn Men Accused In Islamic State Plot Vocal About Beliefs
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them speaking of shooting ...
3 arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to support ISISFox News
3 NYC men held on charges of having ISIS tiesBoston Globe (subscription)
3 Brooklyn men accused of planning to join extremistsColumbus Dispatch
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Standard Chartered CEO Peter Sands to Resign After Unrest at Bank - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:48am

Wall Street Journal

Standard Chartered CEO Peter Sands to Resign After Unrest at Bank
Wall Street Journal
LONDON— Standard Chartered PLC said Thursday that Chief Executive Peter Sands will step down in June and be replaced by former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executive Bill Winters, under pressure from shareholders and some executives who had grown ...
Standard Chartered Names Ex-JPMorgan Chase Banker Its Chief ExecutiveNew York Times
StanChart picks ex-JPMorgan exec Winters as CEO in major overhaulReuters
StanChart picks ex-JPMorgan exec Winters as CEOReuters UK
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Madonna 'fine' after Brit Awards stage fall in London - CBC.ca

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:17am

CBC.ca

Madonna 'fine' after Brit Awards stage fall in London
CBC.ca
Madonna is brushing herself off after taking a hard tumble at Wednesday's Brit Awards in London. The Material Girl was closing the show with her new single Living For Love at the O2 Arena when a backup dancer yanked her cape, pulling her backward down ...
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith win big at Brit Awards 2015The Indian Express
'I'm going to carry on': Madonna fall closes Brits with a bangeuronews
Kim Kardashian Says She is Working on a Second ChildTIME
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Officials say death toll from Afghan avalanches has reached 229 - Dalje.com

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:58am

USA TODAY

Officials say death toll from Afghan avalanches has reached 229
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Kabul (dpa) – A number of avalanches have killed at least 200 people in different parts of Afghanistan after two days of heavy and continuous snowfall, with many more people still missing, officials said Thursday. "At least 180 people have been killed in ...
Afghanistan+avalanche+toll+rises+to+162+amid+rescue+effortsHonolulu Star-Advertiser
Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 200Sky News Australia

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Prices dip on annual basis; first time in 6 years - USA TODAY

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:52am

USA TODAY

Prices dip on annual basis; first time in 6 years
USA TODAY
Consumer prices in January fell on an annual basis for the first time since 2009 as cheap gasoline continued to suppress inflation. Loading… Post to Facebook. Prices dip on annual basis; first time in 6 years Consumer prices in January fell on an annual ...
Plunge in Fuel Contained as Other Prices in U.S. Beat ForecastsBloomberg
Consumer Price Index Down 0.7% in JanuaryWall Street Journal
Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costsU.S. News & World Report
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Korean Court Scraps Adultery Ban, Condom Stock Soars - NBCNews.com

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:08am

Korean Court Scraps Adultery Ban, Condom Stock Soars
NBCNews.com
Here's one way to get a rise out of a stock price. South Korea's highest court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional a decades-old law banning adultery, triggering a surge in shares of condom makers and morning-after pills. The 1953 law aimed to ...

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New round of winter weather dumps more snow on the South - SFGate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:04am

SFGate

New round of winter weather dumps more snow on the South
SFGate
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Snowy South feeling effects of another round of winter weatherWashington Times

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DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress - Toledo Blade

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:14am

Toledo Blade

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress
Toledo Blade
Posters encouraging people to vote yes on D.C. Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use are readied in Washington in October. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge. WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia defied threats from ...

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Driver of truck hit by California train to appear in court - Reuters

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:06am

Reuters

Driver of truck hit by California train to appear in court
Reuters
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The driver of a truck that was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people is set to appear in court on Thursday. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was found walking and "in distress" more than a mile ...
Video could prove key in probe of California train crashThe Denver Post

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3 killed in suicide attack on NATO vehicles in Kabul - Xinhua

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:02am

The Express Tribune

3 killed in suicide attack on NATO vehicles in Kabul
Xinhua
KABUL, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and another wounded after a suicide car bombing targeted NATO-led forces' vehicles in Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, sources said. The casualties included one Turkish service member of the ...
Turkish soldier killed in attack on embassy vehicle in KabulMiamiHerald.com
Suicide Bomb Strikes Top NATO Envoy Team in AfghanistanNDTV
Afghanistan: Kabul suicide car bomb targets foreign forces, at least 2 deadeuronews
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South Korean Court Abolishes Law Criminalizing Adultery - New York Times

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:41am

Telegraph.co.uk

South Korean Court Abolishes Law Criminalizing Adultery
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent. The Constitutional Court's ruling that the law ...
South Korea abolishes 62-year-old law banning adultery – shares in condom ...The Independent
South Korea has finally stopped imprisoning adulterersQuartz
REFILE-South Korean condom stock surges after court says adultery not a crimeReuters
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Obama vows 'aggressive' defense of immigration actions - The Hill

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:12am

The Hill

Obama vows 'aggressive' defense of immigration actions
The Hill
President Obama vowed Wednesday to pull no punches in defense of his recent executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. ADVERTISEMENT. Participating in a town hall-style immigration forum in Miami, the president ...
Obama says immigrants should be 'gathering up their papers' in town hall ...Fox News
Obama Anti-Deportation Efforts HinderedWallStreet OTC
Victor Davis Hanson commentary: Immigration can be reformed logicallyColumbus Dispatch
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10 Things to Know for Today - ABC News

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:10am

10 Things to Know for Today
ABC News
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS FOIL ISLAMIC STATE PLOT. Two men are charged with plotting to help the extremist group while a third is accused of providing funding to it. 2.

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Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 162 amid rescue efforts - seattlepi.com

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:42am

seattlepi.com

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 162 amid rescue efforts
seattlepi.com
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan military officer says the death toll from an avalanche caused by heavy winter snows in a mountainous valley northeast of the capital Kabul has risen to 162. Gen. Kadam Shah Shahim, commander of the Afghan ...

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US-Israel row deepens as Kerry questions Netanyahu - Irish Times

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:38am

Irish Times

US-Israel row deepens as Kerry questions Netanyahu
Irish Times
The row between the White House and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has intensified with US officials saying his outspoken condemnation of efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal had injected destructive partisanship into US-Israeli relations.

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Homeland Security bill moves in Senate while House in limbo - KVVU Las Vegas

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:30am

Homeland Security bill moves in Senate while House in limbo
KVVU Las Vegas
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference following a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Boehner said he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the ...

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Posted less than an hour ago - 610kvnu

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:13am

610kvnu

Posted less than an hour ago
610kvnu
Raghu_Ramaswamy/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court heard a case on Wednesday about a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie and Fitch because she wore a headscarf. Samantha Elauf was 17 years old in 2008 ...

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