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Pluto-100915.jpg Pluto, often called the dwarf planet and the first object to be identified in the Kuiper belt, may have more than what meets the eye. In a breakthrough finding, color images from New Horizons, NASA's unmanned spacecraft, revealed blue atmospheric hazes.

Drone-Mails-100915.jpg Singapore Post Thursday said it successfully tested a last mile mail and packet delivery via drone. This is the first time in the world that a postal service has successfully used a drone for point-to-point recipient-authenticated mail delivery, it added.

Hillaryclinton-041112_08Oct15.jpg Hillary Clinton once described the Trans-Pacific Partnership as the "gold standard" of trade agreements, but the Democratic presidential candidate now says she does not support the deal.

KevinMcCarthy-081015.jpg In a surprise move, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Thursday he is dropping out of the race for House Speaker. McCarthy's decision came as he faced opposition from some conservative lawmakers and it appeared he would not get the 218 votes needed on the House floor.

uscapitol-062509_08Oct15.jpg Wisconsin Congressman and former Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan continues to say emphatically that he does not want to be the next Speaker of the House.

Spencer Stone, one of the heroes who thwarted a terrorist attack on a French train, has become the victim of a stabbing incident in Sacramento. According to reports quoting police officials, the attack took place shortly before 1 am local time in an area of town known for its nightlife.

habitablityindx-081015.jpg Astronomers at the University of Washington's Virtual Planet Laboratory have determined a new way to judge and rank how suitable alien planets might be capable of supporting life. The ranking will help fellow astronomers to prioritize and point their yet-to-be launched powerful telescopes to those exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - that are most Earth-like.

Obama1-081015.jpg President Barack Obama spoke with the head of Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday to apologize for a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, the White House said.

PlannedParenthood-100815.jpg In a largely party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House approved the creation of a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. The House voted 242 to 184 in favor of a resolution to create the panel.

Amazon-100815.jpg Aiming for customers that prefer goods made with a little love, Amazon has launched Handmade, an online market selling artisan goods from around the world.

SvetlanaAlexievich-NoblePrize-100815.jpg Belarusian author and investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

MichaelHorn-USCongress-100815.jpg Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America Inc. will voluntarily testify before the Congressional committee on Energy and Commerce and the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Thursday.

Jet-100815.jpg In a surprise move, Jet.com Inc., which is being projected as the most promising challenge to Amazon.com Inc, abandoned its $50 annual membership fee. The discount-shopping site was launched three months back.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that she is not in favor of the hotly contested Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade deal, thus distancing herself from the Obama administration that she once served. "Based on what I know so far, I can't support this agreement," Hillary said....

KevinMcCarthy-071015.jpg While reports suggest House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is close to securing the votes needed to become the next House Speaker, the results of a Public Policy Polling survey found that many voters do not have an opinion of the Congressman.

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