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U2 ‘Dragonlady’ pilots spy on ISIS from the edge of space

In the Middle East (CNN)Getting dressed for a combat mission in a U2 “Dragonlady” reconnaissance plane looks almost like the preparations for a space flight, the pilot in a yellow compression suit wearing a massive white helmet. The suits need ...

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Clinton ’16 Gives Gender More of a Role

…Than Clinton ’08 Did… The last time Hillary Rodham Clinton ran for president, she seemed torn over whether to emphasize her chance to make history, or to play down her gender and reassure voters that she was tough enough for the job. ...

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The fall in oil prices

With crude oil prices hitting five-year lows, investors are scrambling to gauge the impact of the sharp drop in petroleum costs on companies beyond the energy sector. Determining the effects of the decline in commodities prices for ancillary industries is difficult. So it will ...

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Affirmative action lawsuits hit Harvard and UNC

Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action ...

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Red state or blue state America?

In 2008 President Obama said there is no Red or Blue America, but one America. John King breaks down the 2014 electoral map.     Source: CNN

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Heads line streets of ISIS capital

CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh brings us a grim look at life under ISIS rule in Raqqa, Syria         Source: CNN

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Super-sized comet to buzz Mars on Sunday

The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so. A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles at a speed of 126,000 ...

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Super Typhoon Vongfong Takes Aim at U.S. military bases

Super Typhoon Vongfong — the strongest tropical cyclone of the year, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane — was moving inexorably toward Japan and one of the U.S. military’s largest concentrations of manpower and firepower on the islands of Kadena ...

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How ISIS makes $1 million a day

Following the money trail How does the “best-financed” terrorist group the intelligence community has ever seen keep the coffers full? Oil isn’t the only answer.       On the southern edge of Turkey, rolling brown pastoral hills slope gently ...

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Third high school football player dies in a week

A varsity football player from suburban New York high school died after colliding with an opponent during a game, a school official said. Tom Cutinella, a 16-year-old student at Shoreham-Wading River High School, suffered a serious head injury during Wednesday ...

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