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Raytheon awarded $12.1M for AIM-9X tactical missiles for U.S., allies

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Raytheon has been awarded a $12.1 million contract for AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and 21 allies.

Jennifer Lopez to receive 2019 CFDA Fashion Icon award

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"Medicine" singer and "World of Dance" judge Jennifer Lopez will be honored at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June.

Mary J. Blige, Nas announce co-headlining summer tour

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Mary J. Blige and Nas have announced that they will be embarking on a joint, North American summer tour.

DNA suggests Stonehenge builders came from Anatolia

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The people that built Stonehenge and brought farming to Britain came from the Mediterranean, a new study shows.

Look: Wind nearly stole man's jackpot-winning lotto ticket

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A North Carolina man said his $489,211 lottery jackpot almost never arrived when a strong gust of wind nearly blew his ticket away.

Look: Wandering rhea bird captured in England

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Police responding to an unusual call in Britain ended up helping to capture a large flightless bird that apparently escaped from somewhere in the area.

Shooting kills 4 in Canada; suspect in custody

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Canadian police said they have a 60-year-old man in custody suspected of shooting four people dead in British Columbia, Canada.

New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

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Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years...

'Extinction Rebellion': Police arrest 100 climate change activists in London

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Environmental protesters blocked several famous landmarks in London Tuesday, demanding that legislators take immediate action to fight climate change.

Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

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Archeologists have discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and...

Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

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Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones to handle larger payloads.

French authorities rule out arson in Notre Dame Cathedral blaze

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French authorities said Tuesday they are trying to nail down details of how the devastating fire began at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but they know it wasn't intentionally...

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir is out; Syria's Bashar al-Assad could be next

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is out. Will Syria's Bashar al-Assad be next?

Cute jumping spider named for children's author

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A spider expert at the Manchester Museum has confirmed a new species of jumping spider discovered in a park in Hong Kong. The unique spider bears a striking resemblance to...

Extinction Rebellion London protest: Arrests top 100

Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their second day of blocking traffic in central London.

Fashion moguls donate $338M to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

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The billionaires behind Louis Vuitton and Gucci said Tuesday they will donate $338 million collectively to help rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was severely damaged by fire.

‘Cities’ reveals common ground between ancient and modern urban life

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In the book ‘Cities,’ archaeologist Monica Smith sees the positives in past and present metropolises.

President Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

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A day after Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters championship, President Donald Trump said he would award the golfer America's highest civilian honor.

Papa roach: Chinese farmer breeds bugs for the table

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As farmer Li Bingcai opened the door to his cockroach farm in southwest China, an insect the size of a dart flew into his face.

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.

Was King David Truly a Powerful King?

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The Hebrew Bible tells numerous stories about King David but there's very little archaeological evidence linked to his existence.

Suspect 'planned to kill' in Mall of America attack on 5-year-old, police say

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A Minneapolis man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy over the third-floor balcony at the Mall of America faces an attempted murder charge.

Revolution, Napoleon and Now Fire: What Paris' Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral Has Endured

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Today's inferno is not the first time that the Notre Dame Cathedral has been in dire straits.

New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

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Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years...

Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

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In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team led from Uppsala University discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried...

Kings name Luke Walton new coach

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The Sacramento Kings have named former Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton as the team's new coach.

National Archives Museum hosts rare display of emancipation documents

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For the first time in history, two key documents related to the emancipation of slaves in the 19th century are on display at the same time.