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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world is safe — at least from one asteroid. A 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past Earth on Friday. It was the closest known flyby for a rock of its size, passing within 17,000 miles. That’s closer than some satellites. The flyby occurred just hours…

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Racism is sadly alive and well in the world, but in a LEGO Star Wars toy set? Have a look at the picture above: That’s LEGO’s rendition of “Jabba’s Palace,” as in Jabba the Hutt, the giant alien slug-creature that hassled Han Solo and his pals over a snarling sarlacc pit in…

Originally posted on This Just In:
The world’s most valuable publicly traded company took a hit on the stock market Thursday. Shares of Apple plunged more than 12% Thursday, to $450.50, as investors grew skeptical about the iPhone maker’s growth prospects, CNNMoney reports. Apple’s stock has been on a steady decline for months, with shares…

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While Pentagon regulations have long barred women from close-in combat, like infantry and armor units, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is announcing the beginning of the end of those rules on Thursday. Here are some photographs of Marines assigned to a female engagement team – created to interact with Afghan women…

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Australia Bureau of Meteorology The heat wave across Australia has spiked to unfathomable levels as the ominously-labeled “dome of heat” blankets the continent, sparking wildfires that have caused more than $60 million in damage and claimed more than 120 homes. The average temperature stretched above 39° Celsius (102° F) for six…

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