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the MAVEN spacecraft approaches MarsThe explorer Maven slips into the red planet's orbit following a 10-month journey.


2014-09-21 22:39:53 -0600
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants press ahead with an onslaught.
2014-09-22 06:03:34 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public areas near the presidential mansion.
2014-09-22 05:57:06 -0600