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Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Co-Founder Rainer Weiss, left, and Kip Thorne, right, accompanied by Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Exectutive Director David Reitze, bottom, hug on stage during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, to announce that scientists have detected gravitational ripples, just as Einstein predicted a century ago. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.


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Media wait at a checkpoint about four miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon, on February 11, 2016Three of the four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon turned themselves in on Thursday as the remaining holdout refused to surrender to federal authorities. Jeff Banda, 46, of Nevada, Sean Anderson, 47, and his wife Sandy, 48, of Idaho, walked out of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the morning. Meanwhile, Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher whose 2014 standoff with federal authorities over grazing rights inspired the 40-day siege in Oregon, was arrested late Wednesday in Portland, Oregon, the FBI said.


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At least 52 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl on Thursday, as prisoners fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary. Twelve others were injured during the "pitched battle" that lasted 30 to 40 minutes at the Topo Chico prison in the northern industrial city of Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez. The fight erupted following a dispute between leaders of two rival groups, including one led by a member of the Zetas drug cartel, Rodriguez said.
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