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Why has a Milky Way planet been named after this teenage Indian girl?
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Why has a Milky Way planet been named after this teenage Indian girl?

Yahoo News A planet in the Milky Way has reportedly been named after a teenager, who hails from Bangalore, India. Sahithi Pingali, a high school student, was bestowed the honour after she excelled

New potentially habitable 'super-Earth' orbiting star 21 light years away has just been spotted
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New potentially habitable 'super-Earth' orbiting star 21 light years away has just been spotted

Yahoo News Astronomers have found a new "super-Earth" circling an M-dwarf star, and it could be habitable. The dwarf star, designated as GJ 625, is around 21 light years away from our solar system

Sultan Qaboos has been everything for Oman. But has he secured its future?
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Sultan Qaboos has been everything for Oman. But has he secured its future?

Yahoo News Sultan Qaboos, Oman’s ailing leader, is this small but wealthy nation’s prime minister, foreign minister, defense minister, head of state, and commander-in-chief, all in one. The largest

Brexit has officially been triggered. What comes next?
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Brexit has officially been triggered. What comes next?

Yahoo News After 44 years, Britain is officially leaving the European Union. Its relationship with the bloc is set to change, but the road map still remains to be laid out. On Wednesday, Britain’s

Responsible fatherhood: He’s been a key voice in the national conversation
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Responsible fatherhood: He’s been a key voice in the national conversation

Yahoo News While the certificate represents the end of a 17-year drug addiction marked by countless court appearances and several stints behind bars, it is also emblematic of the type of progress and

Why has Jackson, Miss., been labeled 'the fattest city' in the US?
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Why has Jackson, Miss., been labeled 'the fattest city' in the US?

Yahoo News According to personal finance website WalletHub, Jackson, Miss., is the fattest city in America. WalletHub released its ranking of the 2017 Fattest Cities in America list on Wednesday.

Why Kellyanne Conway's husband has been tapped for a big post at the DOJ
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Why Kellyanne Conway's husband has been tapped for a big post at the DOJ

Yahoo News The husband of Kellyanne Conway and a partner at one of New York’s most prestigious law firms may take on a major role in defending the Trump administration. George Conway is expected to

Trump's been quieter lately. Is that a trend?
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Trump's been quieter lately. Is that a trend?

Yahoo News On Tuesday, for instance, President Trump went to the African-American Museum in Washington, and the visit seemed ... normal. Mr. Trump walked the halls like any respectful visitor,

Black voters in Jones County, N.C., haven't been heard, they say. Can a new lawsuit change that?
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Black voters in Jones County, N.C., haven't been heard, they say. Can a new lawsuit change that?

Yahoo News Black residents of Jones County, N.C., have struggled for years to ensure local representation, some say, but they hope that a new lawsuit will finally bring results. Since the five

Malaysian police say a Vietnamese woman has been arrested in the death of North Korean leader's half brother
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Malaysian police say a Vietnamese woman has been arrested in the death of North Korean leader's half brother

Yahoo News KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say a Vietnamese woman has been arrested in the death of North Korean leader's half brother.

AP source: Border Patrol chief says he's been forced out
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AP source: Border Patrol chief says he's been forced out

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AP) — The man charged with protecting America's borders was ousted Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump announced ambitious plans to build a massive wall at the

Lexus LC 500 Test Drive: The Well-Heeled Sports Car We've Been Waiting For
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Lexus LC 500 Test Drive: The Well-Heeled Sports Car We've Been Waiting For

After selling countless bulletproof sedans and SUVs in the intervening decades, Lexus is aiming their guns at a sexier target: high-end sports cars.

Rogue One’s trailers help reveal what might have been reshot
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Rogue One’s trailers help reveal what might have been reshot

Remember that first teaser for Rogue One? It had a lot of cool shots in it: Jyn walking into the hanger bay on Yavin IV, her declaration that she rebels and that iconic shot of her in her Imperial

Amazon’s new Fire TV interface is what it should have been from the start
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Amazon’s new Fire TV interface is what it should have been from the start

Amazon has started rolling out a free over-the-air update to its Fire TV products that dramatically redesigns the user interface — a welcome update to the more cluttered design that existed before.

'Lucy' Species May Have Been Polygynous
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'Lucy' Species May Have Been Polygynous

The ancient relative of humanity dubbed "Lucy" may have been one of a harem of gals who mated with a single male, according to research that suggests her species was polygynous. Among the earliest

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new government
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Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new government

ROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new government.

Trump is 'well aware' of what U.S. policy has been on Taiwan: spokeswoman
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Trump is 'well aware' of what U.S. policy has been on Taiwan: spokeswoman

(Reuters) - Donald Trump is "well aware" of what U.S. policy has been on Taiwan, Trump's spokeswoman said, after the U.S. president-elect spoke by phone on Friday with Taiwan's president, a move

Chinese state media say at least 22 people have been killed and others are trapped in a collapse at a construction site
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Chinese state media say at least 22 people have been killed and others are trapped in a collapse at a construction site

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say at least 22 people have been killed and others are trapped in a collapse at a construction site.

Turkey's Erdogan says he's been 'disillusioned' by Obama
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Turkey's Erdogan says he's been 'disillusioned' by Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he's "disillusioned" with the Obama administration for failing to address Middle Eastern refugees and extradite one of Erdogan's

Merkel has been an 'outstanding partner': Obama
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Merkel has been an 'outstanding partner': Obama

Berlin (AFP) - US President Barack Obama lauded German Chancellor Angela Merkel as an "outstanding" international partner, saying she has shown integrity, truthfulness and a recognition that being a

Italy's Foreign Ministry says two Italians and a Canadian citizen kidnapped in Libya have been returned safely to Italy
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Italy's Foreign Ministry says two Italians and a Canadian citizen kidnapped in Libya have been returned safely to Italy

ROME (AP) — Italy's Foreign Ministry says two Italians and a Canadian citizen kidnapped in Libya have been returned safely to Italy.

China state media say all 33 miners trapped in blast this week have been found dead
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China state media say all 33 miners trapped in blast this week have been found dead

BEIJING (AP) — China state media say all 33 miners trapped in blast this week have been found dead.

Mexico president: Trump visit could have been handled better
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Mexico president: Trump visit could have been handled better

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he could have done a better job handling a controversial Aug. 31 meeting with Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Schwarzenegger: ‘If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run’
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Schwarzenegger: ‘If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run’

Arnold Schwarzenegger introduces John Kasich during a rally in Columbus, Ohio, in March. Arnold Schwarzenegger says if he were a natural-born citizen, he would’ve made a bid for the Republican