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United Launch Services wins $861 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Launch Services, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co , has been awarded an $861 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V rockets, the Pentagon...(more) 



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Doctors don't communicate well about terminally ill patients

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By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - Cancer specialists and primary care physicians are not communicating very well about the end-of-life concerns of the patients they share - and according to one new study, they often rely on those patients to convey information back and forth. Researchers...(more) 



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Spain's crisis-hit Socialists face leadership showdown

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Spain's crisis-hit Socialists are gathering for a key meeting on Saturday that may help end the country's prolonged political deadlock and decide the fate of embattled party leader Pedro Sanchez. The roughly 300 members of the party's federal committee -- its de-facto parliament -- have been...(more) 



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Sharks: feared predator in need of protection

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Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection. Unregulated fishing and international trade in shark products for human consumption have led to a precipitous...(more) 



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Trailing Europe try to build on Ryder Cup momentum

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Europe try to capitalize on momentum from an impressive fightback against leaders United States, at the Ryder Cup on Saturday, with Rory McIlroy out to avenge a last-hole loss. The United States lead Europe 5-3 entering Saturday's four morning alternate shot foursomes and four afternoon four-ball...(more) 



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Shakira joins Colombian stars supporting FARC peace deal

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Some of Colombia's most famous artists, athletes and writers, from singer Shakira to soccer star Falcao, are lending their support to the peace accord with Marxist rebels that aims to end a half-century of war. Shakira, along with Juanes and Carlos Vives -- two Colombian musicians...(more) 



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Passport-forger 'confesses' to dismembering dead man: Thai police

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An American accused of running a passport-forgery ring in Bangkok confessed to dismembering -- but not murdering -- a man found in his freezer, Thai police said Saturday, as detectives continue to piece together details of the macabre crime. The 63-year-old suspect, who police initially struggled...(more) 



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Live-streaming pioneer Meerkat has been pulled from the App Store

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Meerkat, which last year kicked off the modern mobile live-streaming craze now led by Facebook and Twitter, has been removed from the iOS App Store. Ben Rubin, CEO of Meerkat maker Life On Air, broke the news on Twitter earlier today, calling it a "bittersweet" moment...(more) 



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J&J psoriasis drug tops placebo, Humira in late stage study

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(Reuters) - An experimental biotech drug developed by Johnson & Johnson proved more effective at clearing moderate to severe cases of the skin condition plaque psoriasis than a placebo or Abbvie Inc's big-selling Humira, according to data from a late stage study presented on Saturday. More...(more) 



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The Remarriage of Edie Windsor, a Gay Marriage Pioneer

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Edie Windsor, the veteran L.G.B.T. activist who emerged as a central figure in the marriage equality movement, has gotten married again. 



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Philadelphia Orchestra goes on strike, cancels opening gala

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Orchestra has gone on strike, canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had come to hear.... 



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Clinton wins endorsements, but they may not hold much sway

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NEW YORK (AP) -- "A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity."... 



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