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Las Vegas Strip Closed for 15 Hours Following Shooting That Ended in Fatal Fiery Car Crash

A shootout that ended in a car crash engulfed in flames on the Las Vegas strip closed down the main road where the incident left a cab driver, a passenger in the cab and a rapper dead, and four other people injured.

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An Asteroid Caused Dinosaur Extinction – Are Humans Next ?

Without the extinction of the dinosaurs, mammals, specifically humans, never could have risen to the top of the food chain because WE would have been the food for many of the (carnivorous) dinosaurs.  We can thank an asteroid for that.  Now another asteroid threatens to collide with Earth.  Are we to become extinct, too?

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US Postal Service Plans to Eliminate Saturday Mail

According to reports, the U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery in a brash attempt to trim nearly $2 billion of spending from the agency’s increasingly unstable budget.

Sources say that the agency is scheduled to make a formal announcement sometime on Wednesday and is expected to cease all Saturday mail

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Hostage Situation In Alabama Ends With Child Safe

 

The nearly week long hostage situation in Alabama involving a five-year-old boy has finally come to an end.

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Punxsutawney Phil Did Not See His Shadow – Get Ready for an Early Spring

Apparently, the cold winter daze that most of us have been walking around in here in the tri-state will soon be uplifted, with warmer, spring like temperatures just around the corner. At least that is the consensus according to “Punxsutawney Phi,” who upon emerging from his Pennsylvania home at Gobbler’s Knob, earlier this morning, did not see his shadow.

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Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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Punxsutawney Phil Does Not See Shadow; Predicts Early Spring

Spring will arrive early this year, according to America's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.

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Kentucky Hemp Legalization Debate Gains Support From Mitch McConnell

While many Kentucky lawmakers oppose a new bill that would enable local farmers to grow hemp, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is not one of them. In fact, earlier this week, McConnell said that he whole-heartedly backs the case for legalizing hemp pr

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Apollo 11 Engine Gives Hope for Future U.S. Space Travel

The bad news is, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has lost a bunch of funding the past few years and the space shuttles have been scuttled.  Where do we go from here with space travel?  What will be the mode of space travel, if any, for the future?  This is where the Apollo 11 Engine comes in.

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Compound in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 5 people were found dead
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New Mexico Teen Gunman Kills 5 Inside Home [VIDEO]

Authorities in New Mexico say a teenage boy has fatally shot two adults and three children inside a suburban Albuquerque home.

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President Calls for Assault Rifle Ban as Part of $500 Million Gun Control Program

President Obama called for a tougher assault-weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as part of a $500 million effort to reduce gun violence.

Obama also called for a ban on the the possession of armor-piercing bullets and for mandatory background checks for nearly all gun sales

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