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Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Court upholds 4 same-sex marriage bans; will Supreme Court review?

A federal appeals court allowed four states to prohibit same-sex unions -- a decision that could force the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue.<p>In a 2-1 ruling Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed lower court rulings in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky that …

Washington state man charged with trying to move river | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man accused of using an excavator and a bulldozer to try to alter the Tahuya River was charged on Thursday with environmental violations, the state’s top attorney said.<p>William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court with violating water pollution …

Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

In a 2010 meeting in the Oval Office, the president told service chiefs they could "go do other things" if they didn't support abolishing DADT, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said.<p>In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a …

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Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the Kings, the find's lead archaeologist said on Wednesday.<p>The discovery of King Senebkay is …

West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

Few people in West<p>Virginiahad any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant.<p>Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted regular inspections of those tanks, even though they …

Urn containing Sigmund Freud's ashes smashed during theft attempt

An attempt has been made to steal the remains of Sigmund Freud – or more plausibly, the ancient Greek urn in which the ashes of the father of psychoanalysis, and those of his wife, Martha Bernays, were interred at a crematorium in north London.<p>Staff at the crematorium in Golders Green discovered …