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60-million-year-old meteor strike uncovered on remote Isle of Skye

A thin slice of ejecta deposited on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, 60 million years ago.  (Simon Drake) A remote island in Scotland bears traces of out-of-this-world minerals from a 60-million-year-old meteorite impact. A team of geologists from Birkbeck, University of London was examining volcanic rocks on the remote Isle of Skye in Scotland when they uncovered rare minerals that have never ...

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Oakland Raiders fire coach Jack Del Rio after 6-10 season

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio was fired on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season. Del Rio said owner Mark Davis told him after the team’s season-ending 30-10 loss to the ...

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Trump says electing Dems would 'totally kill' his successes

Democrats’ policies would kill the prosperity the U.S. has enjoyed this year if they win the 2018 midtern elections, President Trump tweeted Sunday. “Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election. People are much better off now not to ...

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Merkel calls for unity as nearly half of Germans want her gone

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Chancellor Angela Merkel and Christian Social Union (CSU) Bavaria State Premier Horst Seehofer address a news conference in Berlin, Germany, October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke – RC128622A590 German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented her country’s social divisions in a New Year’s address Sunday, but emphasized her commitment to forming a unified government in 2018.   Merkel’s comments came ...

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Grave of slain man finally gets headstone, decades later

ZEBULON, Ga. –  When a young black man was found slain outside Griffin, Georgia, in 1983, his family was too traumatized to put a headstone on his grave. Not knowing who killed Timothy Wayne Coggins or if the killer might come back to vandalize a well-marked burial site, they held a hurried, fearful funeral and left it unadorned, his niece ...

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Pence neighbors in Aspen hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner

Neighbors across the street from a home in Aspen, Colo., where Vice President Mike Pence and his wife are staying, draped a rainbow banner that said ‘Make America Gay Again.’  (Bardiso) It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that ...

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Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi over insulting judiciary

A supporter holds a poster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi with Arabic that reads, “Sisi traitor,” during a rally, in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, July 4, 2013.  (Associated Press) CAIRO –  An Egyptian court has convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 18 others over insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison. Among defendants in the ...

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Texas woman accused in fatal shooting of boyfriend's son

DALLAS –  A 7-year-old Texas boy died after his father’s girlfriend opened fire as the man drove away with his son and two other children, police said Friday. Greenville police said Kaden Green died at a hospital after being taken there by a witness following the shooting Thursday afternoon. The woman accused of shooting the boy, 26-year-old Brooke Craig, was ...

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