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Ford's breakout startup has one mission: go faster

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Survivors return to Pearl Harbor 74 years after attack

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A few dozen elderly men who survived the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor 74 years ago gathered Monday at the site to remember fellow servicemen who didn't make it.<p>The U.S. Navy and National Park Service hosted a ceremony in remembrance of those killed on Dec. 7, 1941. …


Poll: Trump, Cruz on the rise in Iowa

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's support continues to grow among those who say they are likely to participate in February's Iowa presidential caucuses and Ted Cruz is on the rise while Ben Carson loses ground in the state, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds.<p>Overall, Trump has 33% support among likely GOP …


U.S. Navy's Largest Destroyer Ever Heads Out to Sea for First Time

BATH, Maine — The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.<p>More than 200 …


Pope: Mercy trumps moralizing as he opens Vatican Holy Door

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis pushed open the great bronze doors of St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday to launch his Holy Year of Mercy, declaring that mercy trumps moralizing in his Catholic Church.<p>Francis stood in prayer on the threshold of the basilica's Holy Door then walked through it, the …

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North Korea launches 'war on deforestation'

Kim Jong-un will turn all the mountains into golden forests, foreign minister tells climate summit in Paris<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched a war on deforestation, the country’s foreign minister said at the Paris climate talks, pledging to “actively engage” in global environment efforts.<p>…

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U.S., Mexican researchers keep watch on porpoise species near extinction

It lasted no more than a couple of seconds: Two dark, finned figures simultaneously leaped from the water then disappeared. A mile away, aboard the research vessel Ocean Starr, scientists barely contained their excitement as they peered through their giant "big eye" binoculars.<p>These were vaquita …