Iran?s Pres. Rouhani Wins Re-Election in a Landslide
A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation?s Debate
Of the 3,800 residents of El Cenizo, about 20 percent are undocumented. The town made national headlines this month when its mayor filed a lawsuit against the state to block a new law that bans so-called ?sanctuary cities.?
Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance
With laughter, hugs and tears ? and the requisite death-defying stunts ? the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. ?We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,? boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.
Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Western Wall
Donald Trump made by history by becoming the first sitting US president to visit the sacred Western Wall, vowing to try and secure peace between Israel and the Palestinians. ?I thank the prime minister for his commitment to pursuing the peace process,? Mr Trump said of Mr Netanyahu, who stood next to him at a joint press conference in Jerusalem. For his part, Mr Netanyahu brushed aside the controversy over Mr Trump?s alleged leaking of sensitive intelligence material from Israel to the Russian foreign minister.
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Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag
After all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.
Rattled UK PM May forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halves
By Kylie MacLellan and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her party's opinion poll lead halved in just a few days. Six opinion polls published in the past three days have all shown the Conservative Party's lead over the opposition Labour Party narrow by between 2 and 9 percentage points, though all project May will win the election. May said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other opponents had tried to scare the elderly by spreading "fake claims" about her plan to transfer more of the cost from taxpayers to recipients who can afford to fund care themselves.
Newfound ?alien megastructure? star leaves scientists baffled
You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don't seem to have any readily available explanation. Now, the star has been spotted performing the same dimming trick as it has in the past, and scientists are throwing out some extremely wild theories.
KIC 8462852, otherwise known as "Tabby's Star" or "Boyajian's Star" depending on where you look, was caught in the act this past weekend, dimming in brightness by about three percent, which is a large enough change to be easily detected. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.
Researchers have thrown forth many possible explanations, including other, non-planetary celestial bodies passing in front of the star which are obscuring our line of sight, such as comets, and even the possibility that whatever is floating around the star isn't a naturally-occurring object at all, but instead a massive alien structure. As the research and observations continue, scientists around the globe are hoping that spectral readings will give them a clue as to what, if anything, passed in front of the star. Whatever the object happens to be, it's an exciting time for sky-gazers.