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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life....
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SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA's historic moon pad....
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In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study finds that the six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also among those getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing....
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NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cut $25 million from 39 public health programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other conditions....
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NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

DENVER (AP) -- Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population....
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South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change....
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Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again....
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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago....
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Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science

BOSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S....
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Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Do you agree with State Senator Eichelberger comments about students who graduate from urban public school systems? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
99%
No
1%
Total Votes: 13,600

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with Sen. McCain that President Trump's attacks on the media is to suppress a free press or is the accusation levied a political vendetta?

Political Vendetta
80%
Supress Free Press
20%
Total Votes: 12,812