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Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years....
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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases....
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Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials

MADRID (AP) -- Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid....
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NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- It's showtime for Pluto....
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Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

LONDON (AP) -- Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season....
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO (AP) -- With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy....
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School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother....
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Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday....
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Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed

GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) -- Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed....
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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Who would you most want to see as the Republican Party nominee for president in 2016? <More Info>

Jeb Bush:
Mitt Romney:
Chris Christie:
Chris Christie:
42%
Jeb Bush:
30%
Mitt Romney:
27%
Total Votes: 16,262

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with Reverend Sharpton that action should be taken against the Academy Awards before or during the February 22nd Academy Award Show?

No:
99%
Yes:
1%
Total Votes: 20,178