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Watch: NASA moves massive Hydrogen tank to Alabama for testing

NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon.

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In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivals

Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a big turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago.

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US oil prices predicted to climb in 2019 on lower supply

After a turbulent two months during which oil prices plummeted from a four-year high to a one-year low, investors may wonder what comes next for U.S. crude.

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US budget deficit hits record $204.9B for November

The federal budget deficit surged to a record for the month of November of $204.9 billion, but a big part of the increase reflected a calendar quirk.

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Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.

‘Wild’ salmon may be straight from the farm, NY report finds

That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may be straight from the fish farm, New York’s attorney general said in a report released Friday.

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Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, Trump said Saturday.

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Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse.

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Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job.

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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

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Watch: Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Branson: 'couldn't be happier' about rocket test

Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

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Indian man gets 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Detroit flight

An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit.

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Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain's impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders' moods.

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Christie off list of White House chief of staff candidates

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of contention for White House chief of staff on Friday as President Donald Trump's chaotic search for a new chief inched forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show.

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EU leaders vow to press on with 'no-deal' Brexit plans

European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic "no-deal" scenario.

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Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights.

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7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday.

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U.S. judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday.

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Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress received criticism Thursday from top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism.

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Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death

DALLAS — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.

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EU leaders wary of May's plea for help selling Brexit deal

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May implored European Union leaders Thursday to help her sell the Brexit divorce deal at home, only to be told that her proposals are not clear enough for the bloc to offer a helping hand now.

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Boy Scouts’ money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?

The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring “all options” as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual abuse lawsuits and dwindling membership.

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UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

KATOWICE, Poland — Efforts to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after the landmark agreement on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained deadlocked on the thorniest issues and appeared set for overtime.

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Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

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Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump's handling of the relationship.

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