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The British nonprofit venture Lunar Mission One, which seeks to explore the moon's south pole, has come up with a novel way to solicit donations for its mission.Lindsay Ellis
On Friday evening, a yellow flash filled the skies over Russia's sparsely populated Urals region. Was it a meteor? A rocket launch? No one seems to know.Fred Weir
Even as the national experiment legalizing recreational pot spread this week to Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., a new poll suggests the enthusiasm among voters has hit a plateau.Evan Halper
Despite a U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record, with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year.Seth Borenstein | Associated Press
Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.Carolyn Thompson | Associated Press
President Barack Obama chose confrontation over conciliation Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system and dared members of next year’s Republican-controlled Congress to reverse his actions on behalf of millions of immigrants.Michael D. Shear
Apple is planning to embed the Beats subscription music service into iOS next year, reports the Financial Times. Apple has been skeptical of the streaming music business until now, but Beats might be a boon for iTunes customers.Jeff Ward-Bailey
President Obama's plan to defer deportation for millions of illegal immigrations tests Republicans. Do they go ballistic and hurt themselves? Or can they deny funding for Obama's plan without shutting down the government? Linda Feldmann
Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking at a Washington event Wednesday, focused both on the lack of adequate forces in Syria and the training of Iraqi national fighters in the battle against the Islamic State.Anna Mulrine
Since it started in 2006, Twitter has been a place where people cover world events in real time. Millions of users have tweeted hundreds of billions of tweets, but searching through them has been difficult. Twitter has unveiled its new search engine, which indexes every public tweet ever sent.Bryan Cronan

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