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NASA's latest rocket, built to take humans to Mars, has successful test firing

Who doesn't love 3.5 million pounds of thrust?<p>The world’s largest solid rocket booster roared to life today, shaking the serene countryside of Promontory, Utah, for a full two minutes. The booster filled the area with smoke and flame; viewers could actually see the fiery plumes "dance" and move …

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Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion crew capsule splashed down to Earth after a flawless and awe-inspiring test flight on Friday.<p>Cameras mounted inside Orion caught the casual splendour …

'Protect and Serve' or 'In Your Face'

In 1971, I was working at a Boy's Club in the Germantown section of Philadelphia running an after-school program. One day, the Police Athletic League representative dropped off a pile of coloring books for the younger kids. On the cover was a picture of a policeman walking hand-in-hand with a …

Eric Garner protests continue for third night

Demonstrators around the country staged die-ins, blocked roadways and marched into stores to protest a New York grand jury's decision to not indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.<p>Tensions were already running high around the nation because of a grand jury's …

Grand jury to review NYPD killing in stairwell

A New York City grand jury will hear evidence about a rookie police officer's killing of an unarmed black man in a darkened stairwell last month, the Brooklyn district attorney announced Friday.<p>Akai Gurley, 28, was shot once in the chest by officer Peter Liang as he and his girlfriend opened an …

Analyzing Ferguson

It is not my intention to take sides one way or the other on the decision of the grand jury relating to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by Darren Wilson, a police officer. My purpose here is to clear up some misunderstandings and incorrect information.<p>The national news media …

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Beautiful pictures from launch of Nasa's Orion spacecraft - Telegraph

White policeman kills unarmed black man in Arizona

Officer shot father of three after mistaking pill box in his pocket for a gun in another incident of police using lethal force against an unarmed black man<p>A white police officer shot dead a black man in Arizona when he mistook some pills for a gun, authorities said Thursday, amid protests in New …

Eric Garner protests continue in cities across America through second night

Protesters swarmed the centre of New York and cities around the US in a second night of largely peaceful protest following the decision not to indict a white New York police officer over the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man he placed in a chokehold.<p>Thousands of marchers proceeded in waves …

Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)

‘Racism Is Tyranny’<p>Demonstrators took to the streets across the country Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white New York City …