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Audit: NASA short of funds for deep-space rocket

2 hours 39 min ago
NASA's staggering budget shortfall has put its rocket program at "high risk" of missing the planned 2017 launch date for its $12 billion deep-space rocket, a federal watchdog said.
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'Professional scammers' refuse to leave Airbnb host's house

3 hours 31 min ago
A California homeowner's nightmare has become a cautionary tale for those who rent their homes to strangers.
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2 dead, 20 hurt after tornado hits

3 hours 49 min ago
Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN.
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Military required base on the moon?

4 hours 16 min ago
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week.
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Student expelled after marrying

5 hours 2 min ago
An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.
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Botched? He took 2 hours to die

5 hours 25 min ago
Joseph Wood "gasped and struggled to breathe" during his execution, his attorney says. Arizona, the state that executed him, says he was sedated and "snoring."
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More stores affected by listeria fruit recall

8 hours 8 min ago
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
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Girl, 11, shot in head at sleepover

8 hours 13 min ago
An 11-year-old girl was shot in the head by a stray bullet during a sleepover in Chicago. CNN affiliate WGN reports.
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Men rob restaurant while half-naked

8 hours 14 min ago
Several men broke into a Florida restaurant and stole food while wearing nothing but their underwear. WFTX reports.
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Buzz Aldrin: After moon, Mars

8 hours 22 min ago
Back in July 1969, I stood on the talcum-like lunar dust just a few feet from our home away from home, Eagle, the lunar module that transported Neil Armstrong and me to the bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.
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Shift U.S. priorities closer to home

8 hours 23 min ago
Rudy Ruiz says that, as the U.S. has focused on the Middle East, the problems of Latin America have grown -- and are being felt on this side of the border
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Walmart shoplifting vigilante goes viral

8 hours 24 min ago
Caught on cell cam: He "just stole this stuff." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a confrontation over a loaded cart.
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Mom survives prescription drug abuse

8 hours 26 min ago
Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became addicted to prescription painkillers and then to heroin.
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Do we need to go back to the moon?

8 hours 28 min ago
"Neil Armstrong is going to walk on the moon on Monday, July 21st."
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The best selfies from space

8 hours 29 min ago
"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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Comic-Con: Who wore it best?

8 hours 38 min ago
The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).
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Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

9 hours 1 min ago
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books.
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Answering a different call: Americans who fight for Israel

12 hours 20 min ago
Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment.
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9/11 Commission a decade later: 'Terrorism not going away'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:57pm
America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies. Long security lines at airports.
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CDC lab director resigns after anthrax incident

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:55pm
The head of the bioterror lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.
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