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Obama will make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, and it comes at a time when Muslim-Americans say they're confronting unprecedented levels of bias.<p>Obama will travel to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, which houses a mosque and school that runs from …

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Locate Cassiopeia the Queen

Erick wrote:<p>Do you have any information on Cassiopeia’s Chair?<p>Erick, you’ve used the lovely old-fashioned name for this constellation. In the 1930s, …

Japan puts military on alert to shoot down North Korean rocket

Japan has threatened to shoot down any North Korean missile that threatens its territory and has deployed ballistic missile defence units in preparation for what officials in Pyongyang says is the imminent launch of a satellite.<p>Japan’s defence minister, Gen Nakatani, on Wednesday ordered the …

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These 25 Children Received the National Bravery Award This Year. Here Are Their Inspiring Stories.

They saved their friends, parents, and neighbours from drowning, electrocution, thieves and a lot more – these 25 children, who were honoured with …

12 Years on Mars

NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity just celebrated its 12th anniversary on Mars—a mission that was originally meant to last just 90 days. Although recently eclipsed in the news by its bigger brother Curiosity, Opportunity is still going strong and making valuable scientific discoveries. Launched into …

We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

Despite much chin-stroking.<p>“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” says the big, bad wolf. “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin,” say the three little pigs. This scene is deeply unrealistic and not just because of the pigs' architectural competence, the wolf's implausible lung …

Nintendo to launch mobile app Miitomo, My Nintendo rewards program in March

First details on Club Nintendo's replacement<p>Nintendo plans to launch its new rewards program, My Nintendo, and its first mobile app, <i>Miitomo</i>, for Android and iOS in March, according to an investor presentation from Nintendo of Japan.<p>My Nintendo is the company's replacement for the shuttered Club …

Nintendo sold almost 10 million Amiibos in the last three months

While Nintendo didn't have a lot of good news to share in its latest earnings report, it's now elaborated on a new money-maker. Yep, those Amiibo: for-real figurines that can connect to compatible games — which are eminently collectible in the process. Nintendo says it sold a stunning 9.9 million …

5-year-old Afghan boy could get to meet Lionel Messi

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 5-year-old Afghan boy who made a splash on the Internet by wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey might get the chance to …

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