Alia Knight

More Russian Athletes Banned From Rio Olympics

Eighteen more Russian athletes’ dreams of competing at the Rio Olympics were bashed this week. Earlier on Tuesday, eight athletes across canoeing, modern pentathlon and sailing were banned, as seven swimmers and three rowers were on Monday. Governing bodies are making the rulings following the damning World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) …

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Smithsonian Celebrates Anniversary of Moon Landing with Neil Armstrong Display

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is making one giant leap for visitors with its display of the gloves and helmet worn by Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to walk on the moon. In honor of the landing’s 47th anniversary, the museum will display Armstrong’s gloves …

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First Life on Earth May Have Survived on Hydrogen Rather than Oxygen

The chemical chain of events that led to the origin of life on Earth is likely forever lost to the mists of time. But some of our earliest ancestors—including the microbial Eve from which all modern cells descended—left behind traces in the genes they passed to their descendants. To track …

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Mother of Ambassador Killed in Benghazi Asks Donald Trump to Stop Bringing Up Her Son’s Death

VIDEO Donald Trump Wins Indiana Primary, Setting Path to GOP Nod

The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 attack in Benghazi has asked that Donald Trump and the Republican Party stop the “opportunistic and cynical” use of her son’s name and death. Christopher Stevens was among four Americans killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi …

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Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine as Running Mate

Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as “a progressive who likes to get things done,” joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week’s Democratic National Convention. Clinton said Kaine cares more about making a difference than making headlines, and is …

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Ban of Russian Track Team from Rio Olympics Upheld

The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Thursday that it has rejected the claims and appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 athletes who had challenged a ban from the track federation that would keep the country from competing in Rio.CAS announced the decision in a one-sentence release …

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Bomb Scare in Times Square Turns Out to Be False Alarm

When a passing driver hurled a flashing, clicking object into their police van in Times Square, it looked like danger to Sgt. Hameed Armani and Officer Peter Cybulski. “Boss, this is a bomb,” Cybulski said. But rather than run to safety, Armani hit the gas, determined to get the device …

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Turkey Formally Requests Extradition of Exiled Cleric Accused of Inciting Coup Attempt

Turkey has formally requested the extradition of an exiled Muslim cleric from the United States, the Turkish prime minister said today. Fethullah Gulen is accused by the Turkish government of orchestrating Friday’s failed military coup from his home in the mountains of Pennsylvania. At today’s White House briefing, spokesman Josh …

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Record Global Temperatures Recorded in June

This June has joined every other month of this year so far in setting an all-time monthly record for global temperatures, according to two separate federal science agencies – though the globe was not as extremely warm last month as it was earlier in the year. “Warmer to much-warmer-than-average conditions …

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Obama Issues Statement on Baton Rouge Attacks

Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s heated presidential campaign. Obama said the motive behind Sunday’s killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was …

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