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Black holes aren't all doom and gloom. Some of these incredibly dense matter-suckers fling powerful jets of light and charged particles — the space version of a fireworks show.
Jan. 4, 2017
Roof, who has been convicted of murdering nine people at a South Carolina church, has dismissed his lawyers and is acting as his own counsel. He faces the death penalty or life in prison.
Jan. 4, 2017
Activists with the NAACP staged a sit-in at Sessions' office in Mobile, Ala, criticizing Sessions' record on voting rights, among other things. Some of the protesters were arrested.
Jan. 4, 2017
Conner Bottling Works used to be one of about 60 bottlers in New Hampshire. Now this fifth-generation, family-owned and run business is the last independent soda maker standing in the state.
Jan. 4, 2017
Roof, who has been convicted of murdering nine worshippers at a South Carolina church, faces the death penalty or life in prison. He is expected to deliver an opening statement in court Wednesday.
Jan. 4, 2017
After various rounds of voting were annulled, canceled, rescheduled and challenged, Haiti's electoral council has declared businessman Jovenel Moise the winner. He'll be sworn in on Feb. 7.
Jan. 4, 2017
After a Palestinian assailant had been shot and wounded, a 20-year-old Israeli soldier shot the motionless man in the head. The shooting was captured on camera by a human rights activist.
Jan. 4, 2017
President Obama tries to rally congressional Democrats to save his namesake health care law, even as Republicans take the first step toward repeal.
Jan. 4, 2017
Your noisy roommate probably won't like paying cold cash to get electric shocks. And that may not stop the snoring, sleep doctors say. Fortunately, there are other ways to turn down the volume.
Jan. 4, 2017
The group consists of Nigeria's aging former national leaders and current vice president. And they've just released a music video.
Jan. 4, 2017
While some protesters are staying in North Dakota to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents feel mixed about their new neighbors. One Bismarck resident says she just wants her "hometown back."
Jan. 4, 2017
Louisiana's coastline is disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico. And with it many historic sites are being washed away, leaving archaeologists scrambling to document what they can before it's gone.
Jan. 4, 2017
New research reinforces the role of a human — an adult or older child — when young kids learn from technology.
Jan. 4, 2017
The nearly extinct American religious group with roots in 18th Century England has lost one one of its last remaining members.
Jan. 3, 2017
Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.
Jan. 3, 2017
Democrat Andrew Cuomo says his plan would allow students from families earning less than $125,000 a year to attend state-run schools without paying tuition.
Jan. 3, 2017
Analysts are watching to see whether the Twitter blasts continue and threatened tariffs emerge. The strategies could save jobs or could hurt the economy if other countries retaliate.
Jan. 3, 2017
Senate Republicans introduced a budget resolution that starts the process to defund key chunks of the Affordable Care Act. President-elect Donald Trump says he'll sign a bill.
Jan. 3, 2017
The U.S. "has the highest rate of gun-related deaths among industrialized countries, with more than 30,000 fatalities annually," the study says. Yet funding for gun violence research is limited.
Jan. 3, 2017
George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, also announced Tuesday they would attend, along with the 2016 Democratic nominee and 42nd president.
Jan. 3, 2017

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