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Iowa bans nearly all abortions as governor signs 'fetal heartbeat' law

The law will go into effect July 1 if the courts don't stop it. Planned Parenthood's Iowa chapter already has announced it will file a lawsuit.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX

Enlarge / SpaceX has tinkered with its Falcon 9 rocket for a decade. Now, it says it’s done. (credit: SpaceX) Less than eight years after its maiden launch, the Falcon 9 booster has become the most dominant rocket in the world. Modern and efficient, no rocket launched more than the 70m Falcon 9 booster launched last year. Barring catastrophe, no ...

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Hundreds flee as eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sends lava into streets

Guard activated as officials warn the length, shape of eruption remains unpredictable.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Nobel Prize in Literature postponed after sex abuse scandal

It is the first time since 1943 that the award will not be handed out.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Disclosure in the Caymans: Global walls of financial secrecy are falling

In 1998, the Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete, awarded the concession to oil block OPL245 to Malabu Oil and Gas – for $ 2 million, five days after the company was set up. In late 2007 and early 2008, a company in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) linked to Russian mobsters wired at least $ 900,000 to another BVI company ...

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Investigators find two pieces of broken fan blade inside Southwest Airlines engine

National Transportation Safety Board investigators found two pieces of the broken fan blade inside the Southwest Airlines engine           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Europe puts its money where its values are

One of the world’s greatest acts of charity has been the aid given to the newer members and poorer nations of the European Union by wealthier states, especially since the admission of many former Soviet-bloc countries in 2004. On May 2, the European Commission, which is the bloc’s bureaucratic body, proposed that the handouts be curtailed to any member state ...

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Academy expels Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski

Bill Cosby was found guilty last week on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape in the late '70s.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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