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Not only will the moon be particularly close to Earth, but it will also be bathed in a reddish light just before midnight Eastern time.
Jan. 17, 2019
The attack, which left several people dead, was a reminder of the Colombian capital's violent history with guerrilla groups and drug cartels. No group claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack.
Jan. 17, 2019
The White House has blocked efforts to finish U.S.-funded infrastructure projects in the West Bank and Gaza before a Feb. 1 aid cutoff date.
Jan. 17, 2019
The cotton seeds aboard a lunar lander had encouraged hopes that plants could grow on the moon. But days after China boasted of the experiment's success, the tender shoots died.
Jan. 17, 2019
ISIS has lost almost all its territory, but it claimed a suicide bombing that killed four Americans. The extremist group is still believed to have thousands of fighters who have gone underground.
Jan. 17, 2019
The bills were passed after Republican Gov. Scott Walker was defeated but before Democratic Gov. Tony Evers was sworn in.
Jan. 17, 2019
Alex Weber discovered more than 50,000 balls in the ocean near coastal California golf courses. When golf balls degrade, as these were doing, they release plastic particles and toxic chemicals.
Jan. 17, 2019
Jani Leinonen's artwork, which depicts Ronald McDonald slumped on the cross, drew the ire of local Christians. Now, the piece is getting taken down — just as the artist himself had requested.
Jan. 17, 2019
Marzieh Hashemi's son tells The Associated Press that his mother was detained on Sunday at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. U.S. law enforcement agencies have declined to comment.
Jan. 17, 2019
The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.
Jan. 17, 2019
Here's what to know about key issues during this extraordinary and chaotic moment in British politics. The U.K.'s deadline to leave the European Union is March 29.
Jan. 17, 2019
"In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate," the president wrote to the speaker.
Jan. 17, 2019
The Media Council of Kenya is demanding a retraction and an apology from The New York Times after the newspaper published a photo on its website showing dead bodies at a Nairobi hotel restaurant.
Jan. 17, 2019
A new study shows that Saturn's rings are only 10 million to 100 million years old, much younger than the planet itself.
Jan. 17, 2019
Researchers have pinpointed the neurons that give pain its unpleasant edge. By turning these neurons off in mice, the scientists relieved the unpleasantness of pain without numbing sensation.
Jan. 17, 2019

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