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  • Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners...

  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work. Though many companies are trying to make...

  • Archive of pre-Holocaust Jewish images digitized

    NEW YORK (AP) — Photographer Roman Vishniac's vast archive of images of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers. The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C....

  • Quinn signs law allow study of industrial hemp

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law allowing universities and the Illinois Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp. The Chicago Democrat signed the measure Tuesday creating a pilot program. Industrial hemp is in the same species as marijuana but has a negligible amount of...

  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their...

  • Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

    MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday. Nobody was injured in the afternoon explosion at the test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco. The test flight...

  • SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas. The county's governing board on Thursday also approved a draft of...

  • Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

    TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast. HitchBOT, created by team of...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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