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14 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Don't make us hitch rides with Russia: NASA chief

The head of NASA appealed to Congress on Friday to put more money into restoring America's ability to send astronauts into space instead of relying on Russian rockets. In an open letter, published in Wired magazine and titled "Don't Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA," Charles Bolden said the US government has essentially funded Moscow instead of pouring ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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Slain Reporter's Father Fears For His Safety As He Takes Up Gun Control Activism

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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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The Controversial New Argument For The Fed To Raise Interest Rates

Proponents of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have a new argument: Raise rates now so they are high enough for the central bank to cut them later when the economy begins shrinking. But many analysts believe the risks of precipitating a slowdown with a premature rate increase are greater than those posed by keeping rates low, and say the ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Sudan arrests 17 opposition activists amid dialogue call: HRW

Sudan's security forces have arrested at least 17 opposition activists this month, Human Rights Watch said Friday, as President Omar al-Bashir urges opponents to join talks to solve Sudan's myriad problems. The National Intelligence and Security Services have arrested at least 17 members of opposition parties since the beginning of August, most of whom are affiliated with the Sudanese Congress ...

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Court Decides Civil Rights Protections Don't Apply To Kids In Prison

WASHINGTON -- Inmates in the Michigan prison system who claim they were exposed to sexual violence, solitary confinement and brutal force as children cannot move forward with their lawsuit against the state, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled this week. The court did not dismiss the inmates' lawsuit on the validity of its claims. Instead, the majority held that cases ...

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