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Bumpy-Headed Reptile Fossils Discovered

<b>New fossils of an ancient reptile called Bunostegos akokanensis indicate that it probably wasn’t winning any prehistoric beauty contests.</b><p>“Imagine a cow-sized, plant-eating reptile with a knobby skull and bony armor down its back,” Linda Tsuji, leader of a new study on the critter, said in a …

NASA Will Join Japan And Italy On Mission To Mercury

A third trip so close to the sun<p>The U.S. is joining Italy and Japan on a trip to Mercury. Once there, the joint mission will determine the makeup and history of a planet that's been difficult to study because of its proximity to the sun.<p>NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Rome last week and …

Student loan deal close but likely to miss deadline

Negotiators say agreement may be reached after July 4 break.<p>WASHINGTON—Congress is about to miss a July 1 deadline to head off an impending doubling of college loan rates. But key negotiators say a deal is within sight and likely to be reached after Congress returns from the July 4 break.<p>"We'll …

Israel approves settlements in East Jerusalem

An Israeli planning committee has advanced a plan to build 69 housing units in the East Jerusalem settlement of Har Homa, according to Israel Radio, despite US efforts to revive peace talks.<p>The Jerusalem municipality said on Wednesday that the construction project, which was built more than a …

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Edward Snowden 'not likely to gain asylum in Ecuador for months'

Ecuador has said it could take months to decide whether to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, potentially confining the US whistleblower to the halls of …