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Here's what's happening in Washington on Thursday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans on Capitol Hill continue to work around Democrats in an effort to confirm President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations. Trump also joked about TV ratings at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.<p>Here's everything you might have missed that's happening in Washington on …

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NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

The Martian on course for a Gravity-defying record at US box office

Ridley Scott space thriller The Martian scored a stellar $55m to top the US box office on its debut this weekend.<p>The impressive figures could yet see the critically acclaimed film overtake October record-holder Gravity when final figures are in: on estimates based on its Friday showing, Scott’s …

Box Office

Can Republicans Regain Control of Their Party?

The state of the Republican Party is summed up by a quote from the late cartoonist Walt Kelly: "We have met the enemy and he is us."<p>At both the …

What does Russia want in Syria?

Russia's airstrikes against Syrian rebels last week came as a surprise to many Americans — including, it seems, many in the<p>Obamaadministration. They shouldn't have.<p>Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinand his aides have been bolstering their support of Syria's president,Bashar Assad, for months — …

Middle East

Easy-to-make mini brains will help medical research

If you want to study the effects of drugs or transplants on the brain without operating on the real thing, you typically have to break out some microelectronics and build a model yourself. Not exactly convenient or cheap, is it? If Brown University scientists have their way, however, just about any …

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” so you never have to work out again

Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: …

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