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Amazon CEO wants to raise sunken Apollo 11 engines

LOS ANGELES (AP): For more than four decades, the powerful engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have rested in the Atlantic. Now Internet billionaire and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos wants to raise at least one of them to the surface. An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the ...

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Amazon CEO wants to raise sunken Apollo 11 engines

LOS ANGELES (AP): For more than four decades, the powerful engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have rested in the Atlantic. Now Internet billionaire and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos wants to raise at least one of them to the surface. An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the ...

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Obama’s Affordable Care Act raises questions regarding congressional authority

The fate of President Obama’s health care law remains a mystery as America waits anxiously for the Supreme Court ruling. In the , the Petitioners Thomas More Law Center, et. al, argue Congress has exceeded its authority under the Commerce Clause powers by enacting the Affordable Care Act. Further, Petitioners assert that the act forces people like themselves to either ...

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Obama’s Affordable Care Act raises questions regarding congressional authority

The fate of President Obama’s health care law remains a mystery as America waits anxiously for the Supreme Court ruling. In the , the Petitioners Thomas More Law Center, et. al, argue Congress has exceeded its authority under the Commerce Clause powers by enacting the Affordable Care Act. Further, Petitioners assert that the act forces people like themselves to either ...

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Kashmiri Sikhs protest against Rajoana’s hanging

Jammu/Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday joined their counterparts in Punjab to protest Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana’s hanging scheduled for Saturday. Hundreds of Sikhs held a sit-in at Raj Bagh, blocking the Jammu-Pathankote route that brings supplies to the state from outside, demanding that Rajoana not…

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Violence continues despite Syria plan

Syrian forces bombarded cities and towns in southern and northern Syria today and stormed villages, forcing thousands to flee after president Bashar al-Assad accepted a peace plan calling for the army to withdraw to barracks. Dr Assad’s ally Iran backed the peace plan, saying Syria’s crisis “should be dealt with patiently”, and Russia said it was now up to Syria’s ...

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Dalai Lama Special Envoy Calls for International Sympathy and Support for Tibet

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Washington: Mr. Lodi Gyari, the special envoy of His Holiness the Dalai lama, recently issued the following message, regarding the current lock-down of Tibet and the many Tibetans who have self-immolated in the past two years. As you would expect, the ICT Board focused its attention on the terrible situation in Tibet, as ...

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Astronomers: Billions of ‘super-Earths’ in habitable zone of red dwarf stars

If you're trying to count how many planets could be candidates for harboring life in our galaxy, this might blow your mind: Scientists now say there could be billions of them. Astronomers working with the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) HARPS instrument estimate that in our galaxy, there are tens of billions of rocky planets not so much bigger than Earth ...

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Record Opposition in US to Afghanistan War as Killings Mount

An opinion poll released Monday shows nearly seven out of 10 Americans opposing the war in Afghanistan, a record level of antiwar sentiment since the US invaded the country over a decade ago. This new indication of rising hostility to the war came as the US-led occupation forces faced a new string of attacks by Afghan government security forces that ...

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Public housing in crisis as funding runs short

PUBLIC housing residents could face higher rents and future works could be funded by the private sector or charity as the Baillieu government struggles to resolve the financial crisis gripping the system. A report released yesterday by Victorian Auditor-General Des Pearson found an unsustainable funding model and no long-term planning has left Victoria’s public housing services at risk of collapse. ...

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