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Vote to repeal Obama's health law marks testy start to 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to send a bill to President Barack Obama's desk repealing his signature health care law, a sharply partisan …

Mitch McConnell

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

Panorama report: sex abuse claim against Leon Brittan ‘began as joke’

Vulnerable man tells Panorama he may have been led into making allegations by campaigners who provided names of high-profile figures<p>A vulnerable man who made sex abuse allegations against politicians, including the former home secretary Leon Brittan, has told the BBC he “just went along with” names …

Erik Roner, extreme sports star, dies after hitting tree during California skydive

Extreme sports athlete who appeared on MTV show Nitro Circus dies during opening ceremony for golf event<p>An extreme sports and MTV star has died during a skydive for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Squaw Valley, authorities have said.<p>Erik Roner of Tahoe City, California, died on Monday after …

Amazon delivery drone wins FAA approval for testing in rural Washington

• Company must fly below 400ft in ‘visual meterological conditions’<br>• Amazon will need to obtain new certification if it modifies drone design<p>Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators’ approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers …

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Indian Grandfather Paralyzed After Encounter With Alabama Police

One week after arriving in Madison, Alabama, from Pij, India, 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was stopped by police while taking a walk around his son’s neighborhood. That encounter ended with Patel bleeding and temporarily paralyzed in Huntsville Hospital.<p>Patel had come to the U.S. to help his son, …

Barack Obama to miss ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz

World leaders will gather in Poland on Tuesday to attend the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The nine-person US delegation, meanwhile, will be headed by treasury secretary Jack Lew – the fifth person in the presidential line of succession.<p>About 300 …

Barack Obama

Celebrities Unfiltered, on Flipboard

WhoSay launched in 2010 with the goal of providing celebrities more control over how their pictures were used online. Its network has since grown to …

Channing Tatum

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

New ‘nanoparticle’ pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device<p>Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain …

Documents: Cups, methadone bottles found in probe of Utah family's deaths

Benjamin and Kristi Strack lay dead on their bed. On the floor near them lay the bodies of three of their children, from 11 to 14 years old.<p>There were no signs of trauma, no indication of toxins in the air. But beside each body there were cups with liquid inside.<p>These details come from court …

10 Images That Show Our Wildly Changing View of the Cosmos

Cosmigraphics, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.<p><i>Cosmigraphics</i>, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.

Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

<b>(CNN)</b> – Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders.<p>The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New …