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Virgin Galactic loses $500 million spaceship

The Virgin Galactic spaceship that exploded Friday, claiming at least one life, cost nearly $500 million to develop.

Virgin has sold more than 700 tickets,…

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1 dead in SpaceShipTwo test flight failure

[Breaking news alert, 5:20 p.m. ET]

Two minutes after SpaceShipTwo separated from the rocket that carried it aloft, operators became aware of an inflight…

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No tricks for Wall Street: Dow sets record

It was a happy Halloween Friday for investors as the Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 190 points and set its first closing record since Sept. 19.

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Senate control hinges on turnout

Democrats aiming to keep the Senate are facing tough odds in next week's election with their chances depending on convincing a surge of women and…

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Frein search ends, life resumes

After 48 days of living with helicopters, heavily armed police officers, the rumors and constant questions -- where is he? -- the people of northeast…

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Burkina Faso President resigns

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.


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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse

A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to…

Ax attack on cop car

Ax attack on D.C. cop prompts warnings

An officer with Washington's Metropolitan Police Department came under an unprovoked attack Friday from a man wielding an ax, police said.

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US readying plan for advisers to Anbar

Pentagon officials are readying a plan that would deploy U.S. military advisers to the volatile Iraqi province of Anbar to advise and assist Iraqi security…

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Sanity test sought for Hannah Graham suspect

An attorney for a man charged in the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and assault of a different woman indicated Friday that he wants…

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