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Finland is rated the happiest while U.S. grows sadder

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U.S. and others explore ways to reduce space clutter that poses risks in orbit

A rocket that sent the first satellite into space from Russia in 1957 became Earth's first piece of man-made space junk when it released Sputnik into orbit and turned into useless debris, circling the planet until it broke up and fell back into...

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Trump says he made up facts in meeting

At a fundraising speech last week, President Donald Trump said he made up trade information in a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post. Trump said he told Trudeau that the...

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This week's word in the news: REPRIEVE


A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.

Officials and administration supporters argue that programs designed to be short-lived reprieves had remained in place for years or even decades after the upheavals that first triggered them, in some cases shielding people who came illegally or overstayed visas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/19/2018

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Trump agrees to meet N. Korea’s Kim

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