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  • University of Iowa alum, actor Gene Wilder dies at 83

    Along with acting classes, he took up fencing and won the all-school fencing championship during a year spent at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England. When she passed away from ovarian cancer in 1986, Wilder helped found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles . Wilder (né Jerome Silberman ) was born in Milwaukee in 1933, to an immigrant Russian Jewish family.

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  • Astrónomos detectaron rara señal proveniente de estrella a 95 años luz | Sociedad

    Astrónomos detectaron rara señal proveniente de estrella a 95 años luz | Sociedad

    El astrónomo italiano, Claudio Maccone, detalla en su sitio web citado por Ars Technica, que "nadie está diciendo que esto sea el trabajo de una civilización extraterrestre, pero claramente merece un estudio en mayor profundidad". La detección de la señal se llevó a cabo el pasado 15 de mayo de 2015 por un equipo de astrónomos internacionales, y el hallazgo será discutido en la conferencia del Comité Permanente del SETI el 27 de septiembre de 2016.

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  • Audi launches A6 Matrix sedan at Rs.52.75 lakhs

    Audi launches A6 Matrix sedan at Rs.52.75 lakhs

    New 1.8-litre engine will power Audi's A6 Matrix 35 TFSI model. "The Audi A6 has seen increasing demand and success and we are confident the Audi A6 Matrix 35 TFSI will set new benchmarks in its segment". It also gets new dynamic turn indicators embedded in the tail lights, which sweep towards the direction of turn. New 18-inch alloy wheels with adaptive suspension will also be on offer.

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  • Putin se muestra indignado con la exclusión del equipo paralímpico ruso

    Putin se muestra indignado con la exclusión del equipo paralímpico ruso

    El mandatario elogió el esfuerzo de los deportistas nacionales que hasta último momento debieron esperar la decisión del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI) para viajar a Río de Janeiro a principio de este mes. La Agencia Mundial Antidopaje, con sede en Estados Unidos, debe perfeccionar su actividad, para evitar presiones externas y mostrar una mayor transparencia, consideró el gobernante.

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  • Cabello: La paz será la victoria de la Revolución Bolivariana

    Para Cabello, esta acción no es nueva: "Igual que en el 2002 el imperialismo norteamericano se quita la máscara , ni uno ni mil imperios podrán con los hijos de Bolívar y de Chávez, escribió". Vamos a ver ahora si el cambur verde mancha de verdad. Convocó a las fuerzas revolucionarias a mantenerse movilizado por toda Venezuela, "juntos a defender la Patria".

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  • American's No. 2 executive departs for United Airlines

    Munoz, brought in as CEO last year to turn the airline around, has reached several new labor agreements with employee groups and improved the airline's on-time performance, but said earlier this year that United's financial performance still lags behind other major USA airlines.

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  • Harvard Researchers Create 'Octobot,' the First Autonomous, Entirely Soft Robot

    Harvard Researchers Create 'Octobot,' the First Autonomous, Entirely Soft Robot

    Robert Wood, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Jennifer A. Lewis, the Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard John A. "The octobot is a simple embodiment created to demonstrate our integrated design and additive fabrication strategy for embedding autonomous functionality", said Lewis.

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  • NWS: Little impact expected in Alabama from Gulf system

    NWS: Little impact expected in Alabama from Gulf system

    Another tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico could hit northern Florida as a tropical storm later in the week and possibly head toward the Atlantic coast, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. However despite its strength, the storm's track is in the process of taking a hard-right tack, sending it curving away from North America. Look at Tropical Depression 9's official cone here .

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  • Astronomers have found the closest exoplanet to Earth

    Astronomers have found the closest exoplanet to Earth

    Astronomers made the discovery while studying Proxima Centauri using a special instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope operated by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile's Atacama Desert. Astronomers have not yet directly seen images of the planet. Proxima B is roughly 30 percent larger than Earth , and closely orbits a star far cooler and smaller than our own.

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  • Acadia celebrates 100 years with eight-foot cake

    Acadia celebrates 100 years with eight-foot cake

    So if you can't quite get away from your desk to celebrate the National Park Service this weekend, you can at least bring a bit of the parks to you. Visitors are invited to share National Park photos on social media using the hashtag #NPS100 .

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  • Iceland's Met Office: 2 earthquakes rock our largest volcano

    Iceland's Met Office: 2 earthquakes rock our largest volcano

    Katla last erupted in 1955 and 1999. Katla is one of Iceland's most active and most unsafe volcanoes, infamous for its large eruptions happening on average every 50-100 year, causing devastating glacial floods (jökullhlaups). Iceland had to wait nearly another week before air travel could start again. It also experienced similar seismic movements in 2011. The Bardarbunga eruption was the strongest of its kind in Europe in more than 240 years, and released two cubic kilometers of volcanic ...

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  • Explosion in Brussels blamed on arsonists

    Explosion in Brussels blamed on arsonists

    The Brussels prosecutor's office described the attack as arson created to destroy criminal evidence. "I can not confirm that there was any bomb". Prosecutors said five people were detained and taken in for questioning after the incident, which happened at about 2 a.m.in Neder-Over-Heembeek.

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  • Brandon Browner cut by Seahawks

    The Seattle Seahawks' experiment with moving Brandon Browner to safety is over. Browner played with the Seahawks from 2011 through 2013. Two years ago, Brandon Browner was in the middle of a Super Bowl-winning play. Browner signed a one-year, $760,000 deal back in the spring, but the contract contained no guaranteed money. The Seahawks' attempt to have Browner transition from a corner to a safety apparently did not work out.

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  • Potentially habitable planet in neighboring solar system duscovered

    Potentially habitable planet in neighboring solar system duscovered

    The star is too faint to be seen with the naked eye and is close to a much brighter and more famous pair of stars called Alpha Centauri A and B. Astronomers made the discovery while studying Proxima Centauri using a special instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope operated by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile's Atacama Desert.

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  • In Largest Ad Buy Yet, Trump Campaign Paints Clinton As Job-Killing

    And they didn't bother defending his initial response Saturday to the killing of a mother as she walked her baby on a Chicago street. The strategy is "to make all those Republican senators and candidates radioactive come November 8", Manley said.Clinton has scored some prominent Republican defectors, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, a longtime Republican fundraiser and former candidate for governor of California, who helped Clinton raise money in the ...

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  • Arriban restos de Juan Gabriel a funeraria de Los Ángeles

    Arriban restos de Juan Gabriel a funeraria de Los Ángeles

    Con motivo de los festejos por la Independencia de México, Juan Gabriel se se reuniría con sus fans en el Mandalay Bay Events Center de Las Vegas, Nevada. Con la misma importancia, Juan Gabriel fue también un padre y un abuelo muy querido. Y a pocas horas de su deceso, Iván Aguilera , hijo de la estrella azteca, emitió un comunicado de prensa en el que se refirió al difícil momento que enfrenta su familia.

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  • SpaceX Dragon Capsule completed its mission at ISS, returned to Earth

    SpaceX Dragon Capsule completed its mission at ISS, returned to Earth

    Dragon then will be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing. With the space shuttles in retirement, NASA astronauts have to ride in Russian capsules to the Space Station. The spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 18 carrying nearly 2,268 kgs of supplies and scientific cargo. Results could advance the study of heart disease and the development of drugs and cell replacement therapy.

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  • Aetna Joins Insurer Exodus From ACA Exchanges

    Aetna's move follows similar moves by competitors such as UnitedHealth Group , the nation's largest insurer. UnitedHealthcare, which newly jumped into South Carolina's exchange this year, announced its pullback plans several months ago, affecting about 500 people in five counties.

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  • Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County

    Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County

    Repercussions for slaying a southern sea otter, which are listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species act, include a $100,000 fine and potential jail time, according to officials. - Authorities are looking for the person responsible for fatally shooting three southern sea otters. Small populations are found off the coast from San Mateo County to Santa Barbara County in the south.

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  • Trader's Buzzer: Netflix, Inc.'s (NFLX)

    Trader's Buzzer: Netflix, Inc.'s (NFLX)

    Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC raised its position in shares of Netflix by 6.0% in the second quarter. They now have a $146.00 target price on the Internet television network's stock. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,475 shares of the Internet television network's stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 194 shares in the last quarter.

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  • Czech PM backs European army in talks with Germany's Merkel

    Czech PM backs European army in talks with Germany's Merkel

    Merkel's stop in the Baltic follows talks on Monday with French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to plan the EU's future after Britons voted in June to leave the bloc. Gabriel also criticised Merkel's catchphrase "Wir schaffen das", meaning "We can do this", which she adopted during the migrant crisis last summer and has repeatedly used since.

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  • North Carolina warily watches tropical weather

    North Carolina warily watches tropical weather

    On Aug. 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded a low pressure center west of Bermuda to Tropical Depression Eight. It is now entering the southeastern Gulf of Mexico where it will likely strengthen and become a tropical storm later today or early Tuesday. Forecasters give odds of 70 percent that 12 to 17 named storms will form this year with five to eight strengthening into a hurricane.

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  • AT&T brings Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Active

    AT&T brings Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Active

    Besides the Galaxy Folder 2, it appears the Korean manufacturer has another flip phone in the works - the Samsung SM-W2017 (codenamed 'Veyron' ). But does it turn on at the end of the experiment? In a odd turnaround that contradicts its earlier statements, Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 7 in China with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as opposed to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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  • Stephen Bear wins UK celebrity Big Brother

    Stephen Bear wins UK celebrity Big Brother

    Again and again, Celebrity Big Brother manages to provide us with some of the most unmissable TV moments of the year as famous people fall out, fight and fumble right before our very eyes. Bear is odds-on favourite to win with bookmakers William Hill, with Norwood and Simpson trailing behind. I should be celebrating, but people keep being awful.

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  • Michael Phelps igualó en Río marca de hace 200 mil años

    Los últimos dos oros -200m mariposa y 4x200m libres- se los guindó el martes. Laszlo Cseh, bronce en Londres, no participó. Se anticipa una dura batalla entre ambos en la final, con la presencia amenazante del japonés Kosuke Hagino, medalla de oro en los 400 combinados.

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  • Cumple 90 años Fidel Castro y llama a la paz

    Cumple 90 años Fidel Castro y llama a la paz

    Los especialistas en estos temas son los que más pueden hacer por los habitantes de este planeta, cuyo número se elevó, de mil millones a fines de 1800, a siete mil millones a principio de 2016. El viaje se produjo en momentos en que el gobierno venezolano afronta una situación de crisis política y económica, a la vez que se expone a la presión de la oposición de su país para que se convoque a un referendo en el que puede ser revocado el mandato del presidente Maduro.

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