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Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist

DETROIT (AP) -- When it came to pursuing a scientific career, Tasneem Essader encountered forces pulling her in and pushing her away: She drew inspiration from her mother's work in chemistry, but initial discouragement from her engineer father, who thought she should do something else. She was inspired by women engineers she met, but found few girls around her in advanced high school science classes....
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Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change....
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First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- America's first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death....
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Oklahoma border town leery of planned bioterror test

NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it was conducting biosecurity drills in the Oklahoma farming town of Newkirk was tucked among the local weekly newspaper's classified ads....
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EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified....
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Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray - and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer....
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US fails to enforce smog rules, 14 states allege in lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards....
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Police dashcam catches meteor streaking through sky

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey police sergeant inadvertently captured footage of a large meteor streaking across the sky....
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Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio awarded $10 million in grants Thursday to six companies and a university that have come up with innovative scientific ideas to address the national opioid epidemic....
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Nobel Laureates say change is coming for women in sciences

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A group of 2017 Nobel Laureates have addressed the lack of female representation in sciences ahead of the prize-awarding ceremony in Stockholm....
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