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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain c…

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Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

A Chinese woman enjoys a dance in Beijing. Levels of self-reported well-being in growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia rival those in rich nations that have long topped the happiness charts, according to a global survey.

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Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

SINGAPORE — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.

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More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.

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Bighorn sheep release

Bighorn sheep release

Bighorn sheep captured in Yuma last November were released at Catalina State Park. Video by Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

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Photos: UA solar-energy test yard

Photos: UA solar-energy test yard

The UA Tech Park capped off the first phase of its massive solar-energy test yard Thursday. 

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Suspicion cast on Russian engines in launch blast

Suspicion cast on Russian engines in launch blast

CHINCOTEAGUE — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

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New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

BELMAR, N.J. — The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return from West Africa.

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Lava flow sends Hawaii residents from homes

Lava flow sends Hawaii residents from homes

Lava is moving at 5.5 yards per hour toward homes and businesses.

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AP investigation: US health system unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health-care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

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Milk may not prevent fractures, study suggests

Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.

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Public invited to Ebola forum in Tucson Saturday

Public invited to Ebola forum in Tucson Saturday

Event will discuss community's preparedness.

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Wildlife corridors along San Pedro River get protection

Wildlife corridors along San Pedro River get protection

Land-use agreements will protect vital wildlife corridors from development.

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Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

Spectators watch the fireball from Chincoteague, Virginia. Among the equipment destroyed were a number of experiments compiled by schoolchildren. It was the first catastrophic launch in NASA’s commercial spaceflight effort.

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Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in eastern Virginia. No injuries were reported after the first catastrophic launch in NASA’…

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Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from the media about nurse Kaci Hickox's quarantine as Republican candidate for Connecticut governor Tom Foley, right, listens, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Groton, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, Ebola coordinator Ron Klain listens as President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to…

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Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?

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Pope: Evolution is real, God is no wizard

Pope: Evolution is real, God is no wizard

Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis continued his habit of making provocative, seemingly progressive statements. The pontiff appeared to endorse the theory of the Big Bang and told the gathering at the Vatican that there was no contradiction between beli…

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The latest developments in the ebola scare

The latest developments in the ebola scare

Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who survived Ebola, embraces Emory University Hospital Epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Ribner, after being discharged from the Atlanta hospital Tuesday.

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The latest developments in the ebola scare

The latest developments in the ebola scare

World leaders are appealing for more doctors and nurses on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic. Getting more volunteers to help out in the affected countries is the only way to keep the virus from infecting people around the world, experts say. It’s still spreading faster than the response…

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Watch free fall from near-space

Watch free fall from near-space

Alan Eustace, a Google senior vice president, made history Friday with a near-space dive from a high-altitude balloon at approximately 135,000 feet.Eustace broke several records, including national record for highest exit altitude; world and national record for free fall under a drogue chute…

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Rethink your diet drink

Rethink your diet drink

New study says artificial sweeteners in sodas can raise blood sugar levels.

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