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Media Skewered For Focus On Kevin Spacey Coming Out Rather Than Harassment

Media Skewered For Focus On Kevin Spacey Coming Out Rather Than HarassmentWhen the actor Kevin Spacey came out of the closet on Sunday while apologizing to actor Anthony Rapp for sexual harassment, many onlookers were aghast by the conflation.



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One week on, jittery Mexico far from coming to grips with quake

One week on, jittery Mexico far from coming to grips with quakeA week after an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, a shaken Mexico was torn Tuesday between trying to get back to normal and keeping up an increasingly hopeless search for survivors. Improbably, it hit just two hours after an annual earthquake drill, turning Mexico City’s most seismically unstable neighborhoods into something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. Scores more were killed in the states of Morelos, Puebla, Mexico, Guerrero and Oaxaca.



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Syria's Deir el-Zour coming back to life after 3-year siege

Syria's Deir el-Zour coming back to life after 3-year siegeDEIR EL-ZOUR, Syria (AP) — On a scorching afternoon in the Syrian city of Deir el-Zour, two dozen people patiently line up at Rashid Izghair's small shop, which only opened a few days earlier, to get basic supplies: milk, pasta and canned food. They had been deprived of such items for nearly three years.



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NASA’s Golden Records Coming Back to Life, 40 Years Later

NASA’s Golden Records Coming Back to Life, 40 Years LaterGolden records were brought aboard the Voyager space shuttle. Each record contained greetings in 55 languages, music and images – the idea was to give extraterrestrials an idea of life on earth. They are now being recreated as a box set and a book.



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Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicar

Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicarKERDASA, Egypt (AP) — In Egypt, where many suffer under economic hardship, 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed el-Feki has been working hard to make something of himself. He has launched his own business building a minicar in a country that relies heavily on imports of small automobiles.



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Donald Trump is to sign a bill in the coming days that imposes fresh sanctions on Russia

Donald Trump is to sign a bill in the coming days that imposes fresh sanctions on RussiaDonald Trump is to sign a bill in the coming days that imposes fresh sanctions on Russia, the White House said. The US Senate voted almost unanimously for the crackdown earlier this week for the legislation which forces Mr Trump to seek approval from Congress if he wishes to ease the sanctions. As a result the US leader will have to take a hard line with Moscow after US intelligence agencies concluded that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Mr Trump pull off his shock victory.



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Get Ready, Science Nerds: Incredible Jupiter Photos Are Coming

Get Ready, Science Nerds: Incredible Jupiter Photos Are ComingNASA's Juno spacecraft will fly right over the planet's famous red spot



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A huge ice crack in Antarctica grew 11 miles in 6 days, and a giant iceberg is coming

A huge ice crack in Antarctica grew 11 miles in 6 days, and a giant iceberg is comingOn the same day that President Donald Trump is making his big announcement on whether to keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement on climate change, potentially ominous news has emerged from a group of scientists keeping watch on Antarctica's ice sheet.  A crack that has been spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula accelerated its progress in late May and is about to break off a Delaware-sized iceberg, scientists reported on Wednesday in a blog post.  SEE ALSO: One map tells you all you need to know about Trump's possible withdrawal from the Paris Agreement The rift, which is 1,500 feet wide in places,  grew by 11 miles between May 25 and May 31, researchers said, bringing the front edge of the crack to within 8 miles of  the sea. Once it gets close enough to the ice edge — which could happen anytime now — it will produce one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.  View is of a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf from our airborne survey of polar ice: t.co/VgjxopHHLI @NASA_ICE pic.twitter.com/gt5mpHqbxn — NASA (@NASA) December 3, 2016 "The rift tip appears also to have turned significantly towards the ice front, indicating that the time of calving is probably very close," researchers wrote. The blog post from scientists with Project MIDAS, a UK-based research project investigating global warming in West Antarctica, shows that prior to the most recent jump in the crack's progression, the rift appeared to be bogged down in a so-called "suture" zone of ice starting at the Cole Peninsula.  Such suture zones can stop developing ice rifts in their tracks. That no longer appears to be the case with Larsen C, however.  "… There appears to be very little to prevent the iceberg from breaking away completely," the scientists wrote.  The iceberg itself will not raise global sea levels, and is not actually that out of the ordinary, since glaciers frequently calve icebergs in Greenland, Antarctica and other areas. However, this iceberg will be noteworthy for its size, and it will also leave the larger ice shelf in a more vulnerable position that could cause it to go the way of its neighbor, Larsen B, which broke up in 2002. That breakup event served as the inspiration for the opening scene in the 2004 blockbuster,
The Day After Tomorrow. Larsen B Ice Shelf before its breakup in 2002.Image: nasa Larsen B Ice Shelf after its breakup in 2002.Image: nasa "When it calves, the Larsen C Ice Shelf will lose more than 10 percent of its area to leave the ice front at its most retreated position ever recorded; this event will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula," the scientists wrote.  A study published in 2015 showed that a reshaped Larsen C Ice Shelf that is missing the Delaware-sized chunk of ice will be much less stable than it has been.  Ice shelves across West Antarctica and Greenland are melting from increasing air and sea temperatures. This is raising alarm bells in the science community, since such floating sections of ice serve as doorstops for the land-based glaciers behind them, and when the ice shelves erode or break apart, they can cause the land ice to flow faster into the sea.  Progress of the Larsen C Ice Shelf crack through May 31, 2017.Image: project midasAs land ice melts more rapidly, it is raising sea levels, threatening coastal cities worldwide.  It's not clear how much of a role global warming is playing in forming and propelling the Larsen C rift, considering that such events can occur naturally. There is some evidence showing that downslope winds may be spreading above average air temperatures across the ice shelf.  However, the Antarctic Peninsula as a whole, where Larsen C is located, is one of the most rapidly warming areas of the continent. WATCH: NASA timelapse shows just how quickly our Arctic sea ice is disappearing



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Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget: Washington Post

Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget: Washington PostU.S. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Republican healthcare bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in early May seeks to overhaul the national healthcare system and cut more than $ 800 billion over the next 10 years from Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled.



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Hillary Clinton blames FBI for defeat, but says she's coming back as 'part of the resistance'

Hillary Clinton blames FBI for defeat, but says she's coming back as 'part of the resistance'In the months following the election, Hillary Clinton was seen in forests, bookstores, and Broadway theaters — anywhere but in front of the microphone.  On Tuesday, Clinton emerged to speak with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women For Women International charity event in New York to give one of her most honest post-election interviews yet. She discussed her anxieties for the future (there are a lot of them) as well as her membership in "the resistance." SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton reveals her favorite meme on the internet "I can't be anything other than who I am. I spent decades learning about what it would take to move our country forward, including for people who clearly didn't vote for me…I'm now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance," Clinton said. Clinton said she took absolute "personal responsibility" for her flaws as a candidate. She acknowledged it wasn't a "perfect campaign" while simultaneously blaming James Comey and WikiLeaks for the electoral upset. "But I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off," Clinton said. "And the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling, persuasive." Clinton said her upcoming book will include a "request for absolution" as well as an admission of mistakes she made.  "And remember," Clinton said. "I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent." WATCH: This night light goes inside your toilet bowl because why not



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