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First Satellite Developed By High Schoolers Sent Into Space

By Greg Henderson on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

The first satellite ever developed by high school students to make it to space is believed to be orbiting Earth after getting a ride aboard a U.S. military rocket Tuesday night from Wallops Island, Va. Fittingly, perhaps, you can send it a text message.

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‘I Relied Upon My Faith,’ George W. Bush Tells Jay Leno

By Mark Memmott on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

The nation’s 43rd president made a rare appearance on national TV. Told that he looks more relaxed now than when he was in the White House, Bush laughed and said, “No kidding … duh!”

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White Supremacist Murderer Who Shot Larry Flynt Is Executed

By Mark Memmott on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Joseph Paul Franklin, who was convicted of eight murders, suspected in as many as 20 others and who shot Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1978, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri. He also shot and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980.

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Florida Congressman Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

By Mark Memmott on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel, a Republican, was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $250. He’s planning to seek treatment.

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Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

By Mark Memmott on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Among others receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom: writer/activist Gloria Steinem, newspaper editor Ben Bradlee and jazz musician Arturo Sandoval. Posthumous honors went to astronaut Sally Ride, Sen. Daniel Inouye and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.

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City Of Vancouver Shows Doorknobs The Exit

By Scott Neuman on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

A recent revision in the British Columbian city’s building code, designed to improve accessibility, shows the door to the venerable knob, replacing it with the hipper and easier-to-use lever.

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JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $13 Billion In Record Settlement

By Bill Chappell on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

The Justice Department announces that JPMorgan Chase will pay $13 billion to settle U.S. claims over the sale of troubled mortgages. The deal includes a $4 billion payment for consumer relief. More than half of the record settlement amount will be tax-deductible, the banking giant says.

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Beyond The Caricature: 5 Things To Know About Mayor Rob Ford

By Eyder Peralta on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

Since the Toronto mayor admitted to smoking crack, he’s been portrayed as a bumbling, error-prone addict, whose everyman persona has helped him maintain his popularity in Canada’s most populous city. But we wondered: Who is Rob Ford really?

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Researchers Find Ancient Seawater Had Twice The Salt

By Scott Neuman on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

A pocket of ancient seawater found trapped underground reveals that during the Cretaceous Period, the Atlantic Ocean was much saltier than it is today.

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Postal Service Hopes ‘Harry Potter’ Stamps Spell Revenue

By April Fehling on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

The USPS is banking that Harry Potter buffs will scoop up the limited-edition stamps, which feature stills from the eight Harry Potter films. But not everyone’s a fan; critics say the new products are too commercial — and that a British import doesn’t belong on a U.S. stamp.

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