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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. DiesThe Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 BillionThe Federal Reserve continues to see "progress in the labor market," so it will continue to wind down its economic stimulus program.

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang BreakthroughResearchers say they've discovered that gravitational waves rippled through the fabric of space-time in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang — the first direct evidence for a mysterious, ultrarapid expansion at the dawn of the universe.

Florida Is No. 1 Seed For NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Florida Is No. 1 Seed For NCAA Men’s Basketball TournamentFlorida's 26-game winning streak vaulted it to the top as the No. 1 seed in the South and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

After 5-Decade Career, NPR’s Carl Kasell Will Retire

After 5-Decade Career, NPR’s Carl Kasell Will RetireAfter a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian SchoolSuspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.

Mars ‘Jelly Doughnut’ Mystery Solved: It’s Just A Rock, NASA Says

Mars ‘Jelly Doughnut’ Mystery Solved: It’s Just A Rock, NASA SaysIt appeared out of the red, like something dropped by a Martian Homer Simpson. But now NASA has an explanation for the "jelly doughnut" object photographed by the Opportunity rover in December.

Curiosity Update: NASA Mulls Sending The Rover Over A Sand Dune

Curiosity Update: NASA Mulls Sending The Rover Over A Sand DuneRemember, Curiosity is about the size of a Mini Cooper, but it's equipped with six tires and an advanced system designed to climb hills. The issue here is that something could be hiding underneath the sand.

Missing for 112 years, first Porsche is found in warehouse

Missing for 112 years, first Porsche is found in warehouseBut the recently rediscovered "first Porsche in the world" — dubbed the P1 — was a technological marvel for its time. It "included a compact electric drive weighing 286 pounds," writes the automotive news site Jalopnik, and could chug along at 22 mph.

Deal Gives Women, Children Safe Passage From Besieged Syrian City

Deal Gives Women, Children Safe Passage From Besieged Syrian CitySyrian peace talks in Geneva have produced their first tangible result — an agreement to allow women and children to escape the city of Homs, which has been under government siege for more than a year.