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Let's talk about the big scary asteroid that's NOT going to hit Earth

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. An asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built is hurtling toward Earth, the Daily Mail informs. If it hits on Feb. 4, the paper continues, scientists predict a decade of cold and darkness, and skies choked with soot, and misery across the planet. Between these...


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On the success Trump cares about most, more people still give Obama the credit

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. One staple of President Donald Trump’s self-congratulatory tweets is his celebration of the strength of the economy. There are others: That he nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; that he accomplished more than any other president (which is not true). But time...


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Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pressured Congress Sunday to end the government shutdown that reached its second day, attacking Democrats and urging Republicans to change the rules of the Senate if the standoff isn’t resolved. “If stalemate continues,” he wrote on...


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Fifth-grader thought she brought gummy candies to school, but they were laced with

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies - only to realize later they were not ordinary candies. The candies had apparently been laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the brain, and were...


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Cotton says no one `expressed offense' at Trump's Africa comment

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. No one “expressed offense” during a recent Oval Office meeting on immigration where President Donald Trump allegedly used the term “shithole countries” to describe Africa, said Senator Tom Cotton, a shift from comments he made last week. “I was not offended,” Cotton, an...


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Trump's attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled

Voting Commission

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn’t backed away from his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016, but his efforts to investigate it appear to have stalled. He transferred the work of the commission investigating his claim to the...


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Up to 1,000 more US troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The U.S. Army is readying plans that could increase the total force in Afghanistan by as many as 1,000 U.S. troops this spring beyond the 14,000 already in the country, senior military officials said. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has not signed off on the proposals...


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After huge US crowds, European women join chorus for change

Womens March Seattle

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people on two continents picked up the baton from the United States and rallied Sunday in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. Demonstrations in London, Paris, Sydney and other European and Australian cities followed much...


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A look at the science behind confusing phantom smells and discomfort of the mouth

Special To The Washington Post. “This strange condition makes you feel like you just burned your mouth on hot coffee - indefinitely” Kate Baggaley, Popular Science --- What’s that taste? Is the roof of your mouth still burnt from that slice of pizza? Did you just smell something? For most people,...


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Cataclysmic cargo: The hunt for four missing nuclear bombs after a B-52 crash

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary 50 years ago when Air Force Capt. John M. Haug and his crew took off in a B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs. It was the height of the Cold War, the era of “Dr. Strangelove.” The Stratofortress departed Plattsburgh Air Base in Upstate...


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