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This illustration made available by NASA on March 29, 2018 shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. The MarCOs will be the first CubeSats - a kind of modular, mini-satellite - flown into deep
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May 05, 2018 - 9:53 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida's Cape Canaveral. It was...
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia in 2017.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File
May 05, 2018 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery. Former Vice President Joe Biden sat with McCain for 90 minutes Sunday, according to people close to both men...
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President Donald Trump traveled to Texas to address the annual convention of the National Rifle Association.
Sue Ogrocki/AP
May 05, 2018 - 9:10 am
By Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large (CNN) -- On Friday, President Donald Trump traveled to Texas to address the annual convention of the National Rifle Association. The speech capped a week that included revelations about the questions special counsel Robert Mueller wanted to ask Trump,...
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Kilauea volcano erupts May 4.
AP Photo/Marco Garcia
May 05, 2018 - 8:54 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano. Two new volcanic vents, from which lava is spurting, developed Saturday, bringing the number formed to eight. Lava has...
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President Donald Trump gestures from the podium as as speaks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum.
AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
May 05, 2018 - 8:21 am
DALLAS (AP) — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect more Republicans to Congress to defend gun rights. Trump claimed that Democrats want to "...
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President Donald Trump arrives to the National Teacher of the Year reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC., on May 2.
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David Madden
May 04, 2018 - 9:45 pm
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A newly released national poll sheds some light on President Donald Trump's job performance numbers — and why they don't change very much. You've heard time and again about the "Trump base," which, at least in the Monmouth University poll , has stayed in the...
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Former Presidents George W. Bush,and George H.W. Bush arrive for a funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
May 04, 2018 - 9:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday after spending 13 days being treated for an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral. Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, tweeted that doctors at Houston...
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Actress Allison Mack, center, arrives with her legal team to Brooklyn Federal Court.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
May 04, 2018 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack and the group's leader, a prosecutor said Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza told a judge at...
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Construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File
May 04, 2018 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most Americans since the Great Recession ended in 2009. It's been a frustration for many. Yet the very sluggishness of the economic expansion helps explain why it's now the second-longest on record and why more of the...
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Kimberly Adams
May 04, 2018 - 4:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hawaii's famous Kilauea Volcano has spewed lava for decades. But what's different about this abrupt eruption is the rare location of the evacuation site, according to a local expert. "The magma came up to the surface and erupted in a fisher eruption," explained, Loÿc...
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