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The science we lost when the Antares rocket exploded — More than 1,600 pounds of scientific equipment and experiments were destroyed when a NASA-contracted rocket exploded just six seconds after takeoff from Virginia on Tuesday evening. The Antares rocket was carrying a Cygnus spacecraft that was packed with 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station.

Elon Musk called the Antares rocket a 'joke' 2 years before it exploded — An Orbital Sciences rocket operating under a NASA contract exploded shortly after launch on Tuesday evening, much to everyone's surprise - except for perhaps Elon Musk. The SpaceX CEO, during a 2012 Wired interview, trashed Orbital Sciences for using outdated Russian engines during a 2012 Wired interview: One of our competitors, Orbital Sciences, has a contract to resupply the International Space Station, and their rocket honestly sounds like the punch line to a joke.

Unmanned rocket explodes during NASA launch — A private, unmanned rocket exploded shortly after taking off at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday night. The Antares rocket, owned by Orbital Sciences, which has a NASA contract to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. It was carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo that included science experiments, food, clothing and other equipment for the astronauts.

Second Dallas nurse is now Ebola-free — A second Dallas nurse who was undergoing treatment for Ebola will be discharged on Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free. Twenty-nine-year-old Amber Vinson, who was being treated in Atlanta, was a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola at the hospital on Oct.

Eyewitness to Hell: Life in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia — I graduated college in May. Three months later I boarded a flight to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak. It was only the second assignment of my professional career. I knew it was dangerous, but going to Liberia answered something far more personal. The people of the Ebola-ravaged country have been living a hell for months.

NYC Ebola Patient's Neighbor: 'I Don't See a Need to Panic' — NEW YORK - Many residents who live in the same neighborhood as New York's first Ebola patient know their facts and say they aren't afraid of catching the virus. "Like they said, it's only something you can get from direct contact with bodily fluids," said Ryan Carlos.

The Morning's Front Pages — "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said just hours after a gunman opened fire near the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa on Wednesday, killing a soldier. The morning after what Harper called Canada's second terrorist attack in three days, Canadians woke up to these front pages.

Oscar de la Renta, the Man Who Dressed the First Ladies — "I still remember when Hillary walked out in that gown," Bill Clinton once said of the First Lady's Oscar de la Renta dress she wore 1997 presidential inauguration ball. "I thought, 'Oh my God, that's beautiful." Jacqueline Kennedy, the empress of White House fashion, was the first to famously wear de la Renta.

Ebola Hearing: 'The Response Has Been Unacceptable' — Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient. Now one of nurses will be transferred to the National Institutes of Health outside of Washington on Thursday. Nina Pham, who was being treated in Dallas, will move to the Maryland facility's isolation unit.

Joe Biden Goes on Selfie Rampage in Florida — Vice President Joe Biden had a great time in Florida this week - and he's got the pics to prove it. Biden, who is in Florida to support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, took a selfie during a campaign event at Century Village in Boca Raton on Oct. 13, 2014.
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Oct 30, 2014

White House "deeply concerned" about situation in Burkina Faso. Full statement

Oct 30, 2014

RT @tcarmody: Businessweek’s @Tyrangiel on @tim_cook: “He called and asked if I could come out. We had a conversation and he had something written.”

Oct 30, 2014

"I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."…

Oct 29, 2014

The FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance…

Oct 29, 2014

After watching these bizarre campaign ads, I can't believe these people are running for office…

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