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CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries

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Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today (July 31), as the agency stepped up its response to the worsening outbreak in the region. The agency issued...(more) 



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Record-Breaking Cosmic 'Magnifying Glass' Found by Hubble Telescope

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In a surprising find, astronomers discovered a faraway galaxy that doubles as a cosmic "magnifying glass." At 9.6 billion light-years away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, NASA announced. 



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Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

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Microsoft’s exclusive deal with China Telecom to bring the Xbox One to a huge new market could be the boost the company needs to begin catching up with the PlayStation 4, but one major detail might be curtailing sales before the console even launches: The price....(more) 



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Sudanese Christian convert woman who had faced execution to return to U.S.

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A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, was due to return to the United States on Thursday, according to a family member. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim was scheduled to arrive in Manchester, New...(more) 



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House cancels vote on $659M border bill

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Divided House abandoned immigration vote after tea partyers withdrew support. 



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Planets Converge While Perseids Reign In August 2014 Skywatching | Video

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Mars and Saturn get together with the crescent moon for a planetary 3-way on August 31st and Venus and Jupiter get together on August 18th. The Perseids Meteor Shower peaks on Aug 11-13. 



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Hulu now lets you watch free TV shows and movies on Android

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Hulu is finally starting to let viewers watch TV shows on their phones and tablets without paying for a subscription. Beginning on Android today, just about everything that you can currently watch for free on Hulu's website can now be watched for free on mobile devices....(more) 



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US judge orders Microsoft turn over customer's emails from overseas

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Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies. Microsoft and other...(more) 



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White Dwarf + Red Giant = Thermonuclear Explosion | Animation

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The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope detected a flash-blast emanating from white dwarf star V407 Cyg as the stellar wind of its red giant companion impinges, like spraying lighter fluid at a raging fire. 



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Fly Fido to the moon in space send off for deceased pets

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By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space. Celestis Inc, which has provided memorial space flights for human remains...(more) 



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Aquanautics: Why Astronauts Train Underwater | Video

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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei explains how he trains for assignments in space during a long stay in the Aquarius underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 



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Smartphone management flaws puts users at risk, researchers say

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By Eric Auchard VIENNA (Reuters) - Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control...(more) 



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