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Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday, Nov. 21, and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines was silent as Capt. Derek [...]

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UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

  LONDON (AP) — The head of London’s police force said Sunday, Nov. 23, that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told the BBC that normally security services disrupt one plot annually. However, he [...]

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Crew docks at International Space Station

  BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday, Nov. 24, with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia’s manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian capsule roared into the pre-dawn darkness just after 3 a.m. Monday (2100 GMT [...]

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Bird donation expands Va. college’s collection

  LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In a dark-green room infused with the scent of moth balls, Randolph College Biology Professor Doug Shedd pulled out a crown jewel among the school’s natural history collections.It’s a Carolina parakeet, a unique, tropically-colored North American bird that’s been extinct since the early 20th century. “They were, up through the [...]

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Scientists seek more tombs at ancient Greek site

  AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece could contain more than one dead. Greek Culture Minister Costas Tasoulas said Saturday, Nov. 22, scientists have started the second phase of excavation at the burial site, dating back to Alexander the Great’s reign in the late 4th century B.C. [...]

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Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. Hagel announced a [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audiotechnology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which focuses on enhancing and [...]

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Japan cuts whaling target in bid to resume hunt

  TOKYO (AP) — Japan has slashed its whale catch target in the Antarctic by two-thirds in a bid to resume its annual whale hunt, which an international court ruled must stop. The revised program submitted Tuesday to the International Whaling Commission says Japan seeks to catch 333 minke whales each year between 2015 and [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which [...]

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

  App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 17, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon 2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Monument Valley, ustwo 7. Buddyman: Kick 2 (by Kick the …), [...]

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YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service “Music Key” and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free. The subscription service is part of Google’s effort to mine [...]

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