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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture ReportLeaders on Capitol Hill are at odds regarding a report on CIA methods — including torture — used to extract information in the so-called "war on terror."

To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New CameraThe search for the massive star explosions called supernovae is about to get a big boost. Astronomers at Caltech in Pasadena are building a new camera that will let them survey the entire night sky in three nights.

2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency Says

2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency SaysThis year is on track to become the warmest on record, with average global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1961-1990 average.

Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars Mission

Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars MissionNASA has successfully launched its Orion spacecraft, which could one day take astronauts to Mars.

‘I’m Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner’s Mother And Widow Speak

‘I’m Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner’s Mother And Widow SpeakGarner spoke at a news conference hours after a grand jury declined to issue charges in the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being taken into police custody.

A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

A Brief History Of Racial Protest In SportsOn Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Obama To Ask For $263 Million For Police Body Cameras, Training

Obama To Ask For $263 Million For Police Body Cameras, TrainingPresident Obama has been meeting with civil rights leaders and other officials to discuss mistrust of police in communities of color. Obama is announcing a task force on "21st century policing."

Black Friday Sales Down At Stores, Surge Online

Black Friday Sales Down At Stores, Surge OnlineMore shopping on Thanksgiving Day diluted the Black Friday numbers somewhat, according to a ShopperTrak survey. A separate survey by IBM showed a nearly 10 percent increase in online sales.

How Dogs Understand What We Say

How Dogs Understand What We SayDogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brain’s Reward Center

Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brain’s Reward CenterBlack Friday and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?