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After 10 Years of Service, NOAA Retires GOES-12 Satellite

Updated: 08/19/2013 - GOES-12 has seen it all, from Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that crippled the Central United States in 2009. It even traveled south of the equator to provide coverage for South America starting in 2010. Now, after more than 10 years of stellar service, NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-12 spacecraft is being retired.

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NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season on Track to be Above-Normal

Posted: 08/19/2013 - NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of the season – mid-August through October – yet to come.

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Egypt's Military Chief: Army to Confront Violence

Updated: 08/18/2013 - Egypt's military leader has vowed the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds have been killed in recent days in political unrest.

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New NSA Revelations Stir Congressional Concern

Posted: 08/16/2013 - New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls in Congress for serious changes to NSA spy programs.

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1,600 Homes Evacuated as Idaho Wildfire Burns

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Sheriff deputies in Idaho are ordering more homeowners to clear out of the way of a wind-driven wildfire burning near the resort community of Sun Valley.

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Judge: Manning's Actions were 'Heedless'

Posted: 08/16/2013 - The judge in Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial says it was the "heedless nature" of his conduct that made it dangerous to others.

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Death Toll from Egypt Violence Rises to 638

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The Egyptian Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the day's violence that followed a crackdown on two camps housing supporters of the ousted president to 638.

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Obama Cancels US-Egyptian Military Exercise

Updated: 08/15/2013 - President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets.

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Online Forums Provide Key Havens for Terror Plots

Posted: 08/15/2013 - In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks — including a threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week.

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NASA & The US Navy to Test Space Capsule Recovery in Va.

Updated: 08/16/2013 - The Navy and NASA are testing out how they'll recover astronauts once they splash down in the ocean following future missions to deep space, something a Navy crew hasn't had to do in nearly 40 years.

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Police Storm Protest Camps; 278 Dead Across Egypt

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 278 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites.

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Cargo Plane Crash Kills 2 Crew Members

Updated: 08/15/2013 - A National Transportation Safety Board member says a preliminary investigation of the deadly crash of a UPS cargo plane in Alabama indicates the pilot and co-pilot did not make any distress calls prior to impact.

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Man Releases 1 of 3 Hostages from Louisiana Bank

Updated: 08/14/2013 - Authorities say a man who took three people hostage at a rural Louisiana bank has released a female bank teller and that negotiations are continuing to secure the release of the other two, a man and a woman.

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Coke to Defend Safety of Aspartame in New Ad

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.

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Suspect in Idaho Shootout Fired Once or Twice

Posted: 08/12/2013 - California authorities say a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend after killing her mother and younger brother opened fire once or twice with a rifle before he was killed by FBI gunfire in the Idaho wilderness.

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