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    WATCH: Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Launch

    (CNN) — An unmanned NASA rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths. According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. “There was failure on launch,” NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. […]

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    Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard Checks Last Item Off Her Bucket List

    Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life November 1, has checked the last item off her bucket list. She visited the Grand Canyon last week. “The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful,” she wrote on her website, “and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature.” Photos showed her and her husband standing on the edge of the canyon, hugging and kissing. But her cancer reasserted […]

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    Watch Live: Partial Solar Eclipse

    (CNN) — The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a fingernail as it sets in the west for most of the country and Canada. The show will reach its height between 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET, NASA says, meaning the Eastern half of the country should get a view before the backdrop of golden twilight hues. People living in the […]

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    Frein Letter Details Shooting

    (CNN) — A handwritten letter thought to have been written by the suspect in the September 12 ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers details how he shot the officers and then escaped, two senior law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Monday. The letter, which authorities found during the manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, does not offer a motive for the shooting, according to the sources. Authorities aren’t sure if the letter was left on […]

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    Toothpaste Ingredient Causes Concern

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action, according to KNXV. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this. “We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” Walraven said. They were little blue dots trapped in the tiny […]

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    9/11: 13 Years Later

    (CNN) — A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania. In some cases, they are tales of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances — people who became symbols of comfort and hope for a grieving nation. Then there were those who were behind the attacks, people who have become the emblem […]

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    President Obama Outlines Strategy to Fight ISIS: Air Strikes in Syria, More U.S. Troops

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — It’s time to go after ISIS in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Wednesday night in a nationally televised address intended to sell stepped-up military efforts to a war-weary public. Obama said the United States would expand its airstrikes against the Sunni jihadists in Iraq to target them across the border in Syria. “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” he said. “That means I […]

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    Apple Unveils New iPhones, Apple Watch

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Tuesday, as well as a new mobile payments platform called ApplePay. “Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at an event in Cupertino, Calif. “They are without a doubt the best iPhones we’ve ever done.” Display: The iPhones have curved edges and bigger screens that measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, up from just four inches on […]

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    Ravens Terminate Ray Rice after Disturbing Elevator Attack Video Surfaces

    A new video has surfaced showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee inside an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in February.

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    Unresponsive Plane Crashes Near Jamaica

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, 2:53 p.m.] The small unresponsive plane that flew south over the United States into the Caribbean Sea has crashed off the coast of Jamaica, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. F-15 pilots tracking the unresponsive plane could see, before the small plane’s windows frosted, a pilot slumped over, a NORAD official said. The official said one or two other people are believed to be on board, though the number has not been confirmed. The pilot […]

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    Facebook’s Autoplay Video Feature Is Using up Your Cell Phone Data

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Want to save money on your phone bill? Make sure you turn off the “autoplay” setting on Facebook videos. Smartphone users are at risk of maxing out their data plans if they don’t change this default setting in the Facebook app, which otherwise will automatically start streaming videos in the News Feed window. The issue was flagged by consumer finance site MoneySavingExpert.com, which said it had “seen many complaints from people who have been stung with […]

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    Another Journalist Reportedly Beheaded

    (CNN) — The ISIS terror group has published a video titled “A second message to America,” showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines. Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is “paying the price” for U.S. intervention. The masked ISIS figure in the video speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama, telling him, “Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will […]

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