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Congress moves to ban cockfighting in US territories

Congress has given final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ending an institution dating from the colonial era that generates millions of dollars each year

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Virgin Galactic's New Flight Test to Soar Closer to Edge of Space

Virgin Galactic is preparing for a new flight test Thursday that aims to fly higher and faster than before toward the edge of space. The U.S. company run by British tycoon Richard Branson is aiming to be the first to take tourists on brief trips into microgravity. Virgin Galactic's fourth flight test on the VSS Unity is scheduled for Thursday, ...

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Bombshell story behind Titanic discovery revealed

The man who was behind the mission that discovered the Titanic on the North Atlantic Ocean floor in 1985 has revealed what led to the stunning find.

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Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space

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Francis honors Virgin of Guadalupe, patron of Americas

Pope Francis is urging the faithful make service the focus of their faith and not resort to violence as he honored the patron of the Americas, the ...

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Togo's Barter Market: Keeping Tradition Alive and Poverty at Bay

Alohou Papa stands in the middle of the bustling market in Togoville and blows hard on a bright red whistle to catch everyone's attention. "It's 9 ...

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Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Oil Testing 

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits  in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.  Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates ...

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Environmental groups to sue Trump administration over offshore drilling tests

Environmental groups launch legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast, sources tell AP

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Administration’s permits to harm marine animals during oil and gas exploration face a court fight

Environmental groups fulfilled a pledge to sue the Trump administration over the granting of permits allowing five companies to harass and harm marine animals while using deafening blasts of sound to map the Atlantic Ocean in search of oil and gas. The companies need a second permit from the Interior Department before work can begin.

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Airlines enforce 7kg limit for carry-on bags

Australian airlines including Qantas and Virgin Australia announce a renewed push to enforce hand luggage weight limits at the busiest time of the ...

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Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

 A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, offering visitors a ...

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Airlines enforce cabin bag weight limit

Flying home for the December holidays can be a stressful experience, with passengers carrying gifts for their nearest and dearest as well as their own luggage.

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The top regrets of retirees

Global Atlantic just release a report based on data from more than 4,200 pre-retirees and retirees in the United States. The company wanted to examine how expectations for retirement costs aligned with reality.

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Titanic: The untold story

In 1985 a top-secret Cold War search for two missing nuclear submarines in the Atlantic would lead to the discovery of the final resting place of the fated ocean liner on which more than 1,500 people died

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Want to go to space in 2019 with Virgin Galactic? Pack courage and $250,000

USA TODAY went on an exclusive tour of Virgin Galactic's facilities in California's Mojave Desert as the company eyes a 2019 launch.        

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Pilots' union threatens to strike against Virgin Atlantic right before Christmas

A small pilots' union is threatening to strike against Virgin Atlantic right before Christmas, demanding the airline recognize it at the negotiating ...

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Pilots' union threatens to strike against Virgin Atlantic right before Christmas

A small pilots' union is threatening to strike against Virgin Atlantic right before Christmas, demanding the airline recognize it at the negotiating ...

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Virgin Galactic brings space tourism within reach

Space travel isn't just for astronauts anymore. Virgin Galactic is poised to change everything.        

NY Times /
The Mayor and the F.B.I. Raid: Atlantic City Is Stained Once Again

Frank M. Gilliam Jr. pledged to be the mayor who helped usher the city into a “new era.” Then came a visit from the F.B.I. and the familiar accusations of corruption.

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The untold, top-secret story of how the Titanic was found

In 1985 a top-secret Cold War search for two missing Navy submarines in the Atlantic would lead to the discovery of the final resting place of the fated ocean liner on which more than 1,500 people died

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Large leatherback sea turtle found dead on the South Shore of P.E.I.

The Atlantic Veterinary College has confirmed it is a leatherback sea turtle, a species considered ...

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Virgin Atlantic pilots plan to strike over Christmas

A group of Virgin Atlantic's pilots are about to go on strike this holiday season.        

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The NFL's problem with violence against women: a story of profit and apathy

Nearly four years after Ray Rice was caught assaulting his partner on video, the league only provides lip service to violence against womenBefore ...

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Aboard a chartered catamaran in the British Virgin Islands: The more the merrier

A family sailing vacation goes better when kids — and parents — have friends along for the ride.

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College student threatened to kill professor over 7 a.m. exam time: Officials

Rafael Decomas, a Florida Atlantic University student, was arrested last week.

NY Times /
Climate Fwd:: How Global Warming Could Make Nature Less Diverse

Insects are already disappearing. Also in this week’s newsletter: the latest on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic.

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More North Atlantic right whales spotted in gulf, few in shallow waters

Research shows North Atlantic right whales are visiting the Gulf of St. Lawrence in greater numbers but are more likely to encounter fishing gear in deep waters — a finding that may have implications ...

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