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Fly to the moon in virtual reality

The moon has been receiving a lot of attention lately. From Elon Musk's SpaceX trip around the moon -- which recently signed on its first billionaire passenger -- to NASA's renewed plans for moon exploration, it seems we're in a new lunar space race.

Painting of Henrietta Lacks offers message of diversity at Smithsonian

The National Portrait Gallery is celebrating its 50th anniversary by including more faces of color and figures who have historically been overlooked.

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Britain Releases Anjem Choudary, Radical Islamist Preacher, Under Strict Controls

Mr. Choudary, convicted of inciting support for ISIS, was freed on Friday under rules that will bar him from leaving London, using the internet ...

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Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

Less than four weeks before U.S. congressional midterm elections, the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has ...

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Overlooked No More: Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Author, Photographer and ‘Ravaged Angel’

A Swiss heiress, she was an adventurous traveler whose writings, along with her androgynous glamour and troubled life, made her a gay cult figure ...

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EU Security Chiefs, Sessions Hold Stadium Terrorism Drill

European security chiefs struggled over solutions to the migrant crisis and oversaw a simulated terrorist attack on a stadium Tuesday, with U.S. ...

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Libyan forces capture Egyptian jihadist Hisham Ashmawi

Hisham Ashmawi was a special forces officer before he became a radical Islamist.

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Left or Right: Whose Side Is History On?

Speaking in Zurich earlier this year about economic nationalism, America’s right-wing populist ideologue Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, assured supporters, “The populist wave in Europe is not over: it’s just getting started. History is on our side.” But the West's ethno-nationalists aren't the only ones convinced ...

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US Broadens War on Terror, Has Harsh Words for Iran

The United States renewed its call to win the war on terrorism Thursday, unveiling a new counterterrorism strategy that promises to confront a complex and expanding threat by taking whatever steps are deemed necessary. The long-awaited document, the latest in a series of updated strategies issued by the Trump administration, casts the effort to ...

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Pentagon Vows of ‘Iron-Clad’ Support in Brussels Go Beyond NATO  

U.S. and Georgian defense ministers met in Brussels Wednesday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the countries. Defense ...

Is Macron the new Blair: Lauded abroad, mocked at home?

Occasionally in our seemingly predictable democracies comes a politician who claims to represent something new, but not revolutionary. Neither a ...

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DC Fashion Week Features International Hybrid Designs

Fashion designer Ellen London uses textiles from all over the world in her designs, sometimes mixing them — combining a Thai fabric, for example — with one from the U.S. Appalachian region. “I believe that textiles and fashion have an idea to ...

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Jeremy Corbyn, in Labour Speech, Vows to Fight Capitalist ‘Greed’

Mr. Corbyn, speaking at a party conference, outlined a “radical plan to rebuild and transform” Britain. The party remains split on Brexit.

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Yale Law Students Protest Kavanaugh Nomination

Yale Law School students are protesting the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and demanding an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Dozens of students wearing black staged a sit-in at the law school Monday. Yale officials cancelled classes to accommodate the demonstration. Some Yale students ...

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Senator Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time to Decide About Testimony 

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley has given the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault until 2:30 p.m. Saturday to decide if she will testify next week, according to a report in The New York ...

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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Asks for Additional Day to Decide If She Will Testify

The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, asked late Friday for an ...

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Trump Questions Integrity of Kavanaugh Accuser Over Sex Assault Allegations

U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the integrity of the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault years ago, ...

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