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This winter, the ice sheets covering the Arctic Ocean reached, when at their maximum surface area before the snowmelt, an all-time low. Both of Earth's poles are looking at record low sea ice extent levels, according to NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC ).
  • Manhattan murder suspect targeted African-American men, NYPD says

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    After fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman, Jackson turned himself into police, reportedly saying "you need to arrest me". Aubrey said police discovered a 26-inch black "mini-sward", which they believe to be the murder weapon. The account includes several selfies that Caughman took with celebrities. Law enforcement sources say James Jackson, 28, of Baltimore is charged with murder.
  • Electronics banned from some flights to US

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    It is unclear which countries and airlines the ban will apply to, or how long the ban will be in place, but the official said no American carriers would be affected. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declined to comment on the issue. Royal Jordanian's flights to Montreal , which now continues on to Detroit, would also be affected.
  • Trump drops 220 spots on Forbes list of billionaires

    Trump drops 220 spots on Forbes list of billionaires

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    Trump himself slipped 220 spots on the list to number 544 with an estimated $3.5 billion. Rather, Trump's net worth is down because about 40 percent of his wealth comes from real estate he owns in midtown Manhattan, including Trump Tower and eight other buildings within about a mile.
  • Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail

    Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail

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    Ryan appears to know that, and - unless we're missing some serious behind-the-scenes negotiating on the president's part - is publicly wishing it so by offering a reality to Trump that the president could slide into. It is a health insurance bill that will worsen health care. Trump emphatically stated that "Obamacare is dead". Because I want the states to get the money and to run the program if they want to run it.
  • Closest Star Around A Black Hole Discovered

    Closest Star Around A Black Hole Discovered

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    Slavko Bodganov, an associate research scientist and co-author of the paper, said that the combination of the unrivaled capabilities of these telescopes led to the discovery of the unusual cosmic pair that sits in a star cluster about 14,800 light-years away.
  • You can now use Amazon Alexa straight from the Amazon iPhone app

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    Amazon hasn't given any word on whether or not it intends to launch this in other regions, but you have to imagine that it's coming soon. Notably, Amazon has a larger library of smart home products that can be controlled through its digital assistant than Apple does, according to ARS Technica - even though there is some overlap between the two.
  • Employers can ban headscarves from workplaces, European court rules

    Employers can ban headscarves from workplaces, European court rules

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    The decision came after a Belgian employee of security firm G4S complained to the European court because the company had told her she could not wear an Islamic headscarf to work. Some countries such as Austria are mulling a complete ban on the full-face veil in public, while in France previous year local authorities barred women wearing the burkini, the full-body swimsuit, fining those who did.
  • US Charges Russians in 2014 Attack on Yahoo

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    Sushchin, Dokuchaev's superior also, worked as the Head of Information Security at a Russian investment bank. He was born in Soviet Latvia but holds a Russian passport. The indictment lists two alleged officers of Russian FSB intelligence agency, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin . The widespread hack was broadly targeted at the email accounts of Russian and USA officials, journalists and business officials, according to the Associated Press .
  • Patrick: Straus

    Patrick: Straus "out of touch with the voters" on bathroom bill

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    The Senate passed a bill that would give up millions in federal Medicaid dollars to create a state-run family planning program that excludes abortion providers. "Trans people in Texas have it hard enough". "There needs to certainly be deliberation and something that ameliorates people's concerns", Cassidy said.