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Aleppo Win May Hand Assad Biggest Prize in Syrian War

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:06pm
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an army advance overnight forced insurgents to withdraw from Aleppo's Old City.
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Iowa's Branstad Accepts Post as Trump's Ambassador to China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:37am
The longest-serving governor in U.S. history met with Trump on Monday to discuss the post.
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The Dangerous Game of a President Picking Winners and Losers

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:04am
First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
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Dozens Presumed Dead After Plane Crashes in Pakistan

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:46am
The Pakistan International Airlines plane "lost its contact with control tower" en route from Chitral to the capital Islamabad, the company said.
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Powerful Earthquake Hits Indonesia Killing Nearly 100

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:45am
Almost 100 people were killed and 273 injured after a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province on December 7.
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How a Goggle-Wearing Parrot Aids Flying Robot Designs

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:24am
Scientists measured and analyzed particle trails produced by a goggle-wearing parrot's test flights, and showed that previous computer models of wing movement aren't as accurate as they once thought.
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How a Goggle-Wearing Parrot Aids Flying Robot Designs

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:24am
Scientists measured and analyzed particle trails produced by a goggle-wearing parrot's test flights, and showed that previous computer models of wing movement aren't as accurate as they once thought.
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Football Star Rashaan Salaam Found Dead in Park

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:27am
Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history.
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Dakota Pipeline Was Denied After Engineers Gave Approval

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:43am
Despite the Army Corps of Engineers' recommendation, the civilian head of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works decided more work needs to be done to explore alternate routes.
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Tech Fail: Passport Robot Tells Asian Applicant to Open Eyes

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:36am
A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.
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Like a Virgin, in Space for the Very First Time

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:25am
Virgin Galactic's space plane just passed its first glide test. So when will the first ticket holders get to go to space?
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Nation Marks 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:21am
A moment of silence will be held at 7:55 a.m. to mark the moment when Japanese planes hit their first target in the harbor during the sneak attack.
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Top Gun: Afghan Woman Goes From Refugee to Pilot

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:02am
"When I wear military uniform, I really, really feel proud of myself as a woman," said Safia Ferozi, one of only two female pilots in the Afghan air force.
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Top Gun: Afghan Woman Goes From Refugee to Pilot

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:02am
"When I wear military uniform, I really, really feel proud of myself as a woman," said Safia Ferozi, one of only two female pilots in the Afghan air force.
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Trump Hails Military Plan: 'Mad Dog Mattis Plays No Games'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:17am
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday officially announced plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary, touting him as a man who 'plays no games.'
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Truck Driver Flees Shooting, Runs Into New Crime Scene

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 6:05am
Two unrelated violent incidents intersected when a truck driver fleeing a road-rage shooting flagged down police investigating a nearby crime, authorities confirmed.
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Hundreds Protest Speech by White Nationalist at Texas A&M

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:46am
Richard Spencer was not invited by the university, which said his views are "in direct conflict with our core values." A former student rented space.
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Hunt for Survivors as Indonesia Quake Kills Almost 100

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:46am
Excavators were trying to remove debris from shop houses and other buildings where people were believed buried,.
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Hunt for Survivors After Quake Kills At Least 50 in Indonesia

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:46am
The magnitude-6.4 undersea earthquake rocked Aceh province, flattening 40 buildings in the Pidie Jaya district and injuring hundreds, officials said.
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Quake Rocks Indonesia's Aceh Province, At Least 25 Dead

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 1:52am
The magnitude-6.4 undersea earthquake rocked Aceh province, flattening 40 buildings in the Pidie Jaya district and injuring hundreds, officials said.
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