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North Korea says it plans to launch many more satellites

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the United States of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space....
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Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth's atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean....
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Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact....
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US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository, the Energy Department said Tuesday....
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created....
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What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein....
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Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes....
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Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group said Monday....
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Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth....
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