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The US on Sunday sent four coveted Ospreys to Nepal to help deliver materials for shelter. About 8 million Nepalese have been left either homeless or with severely damaged shelter, according to the UN.Howard LaFranchi
Samantha Cristoforetti had an espresso on Sunday that was out of this world, and she did it in the name of science. Cristoforetti is an astronaut, the seventh Italian and the first Italian woman to venture into orbit. She has been at the International Space Station since November, and over the weekend got to do something quintessentially Italian: She became the first person to drink an authentic serving of what she called “the finest organic suspension ever devised” in space.Elisabetta Povoledo
Security forces battled insurgents in a heavily guarded area of Damascus, Syria, on Monday, killing two attackers as one blew himself up, local news media reported, in a clash that was unusually intense for the center of the capital even after more than four years of war in Syria.Anne Barnard
Scientists already knew glutamate was a key biological agent responsible for activating neural-cell signaling in the brain. But they never thought zinc also could serve as a neurotransmitter.David Templeton
Forty light years from Earth, scientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature was observed swinging wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.Deborah Netburn
As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Barack Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met named Malachi.Peter Baker
Leaders of France’s far-right National Front suspended the party’s founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, on Monday after repeated instances in which he made anti-Semitic and racist comments, a first step in distancing themselves from the aging patriarch.ALISSA J. RUBIN and AURELIEN BREEDEN
President Obama plans on Tuesday to name Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., a former top commander in Afghanistan who now serves as commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to officials briefed on the selection.PETER BAKER and HELENE COOPER
Officer Brian Moore followed his father into the New York Police Department, rose to the ranks of an elite plainclothes unit tasked with confronting the city’s most dangerous street crime and died on Monday, two days after a gunman opened fire on him in Queens.J. DAVID GOODMAN and AL BAKER
Hillary Clinton's lawyer said she will agree to appear once before a U.S. House committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, instead of twice as the panel has requested.Billy House and Jennifer Epstein
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