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Science News - NASA looks beyond SpaceX, Boeing contracts for space station commutes - ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- NASA posted a new formal request on a government website Wednesday seeking new ideas from companies that could provide astronaut transportation vehicles to the International Space Station by 2027.

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Science News -- U.S. needs nuclear spacecraft to compete with China, NASA official says

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World News -- Vladimir Putin orders weeklong shutdown to fight COVID-19

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Science News -- Origins of domesticated horses traced to north Caucasus region, study finds

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World News -- Trial begins for soccer star Karim Benzema over sex tape blackmail plot -- French soccer star Karim Benzema went on trial Wednesday to face charges that he was involved in an attempt to blackmail a former teammate with a sex tape several years ago, only he didn't show up for it.

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World News -- North Korea says ballistic missile was launched from submarine -- A North Korean ballistic missile launch this week was fired from one of its military submarines, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

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World News -- Queen Elizabeth II cancels Northern Ireland trip on doctor's advice -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II canceled a trip to Northern Ireland on Wednesday and Thursday on advice from her doctor, Buckingham Palace announced.

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World News -- Report says Brazil's Bolsonaro should face charges for COVID-19 response -- A Brazilian report recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "crimes against humanity" for essentially letting COVID-19 sweep through the South American nation in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity.

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World News -- British healthcare workers call for COVID-19 restrictions to avert 'winter crisis' -- British health officials called on the government late Tuesday to immediately reintroduce COVID-19 mitigating measures to avoid "stumbling into winter crisis."

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World News -- Mount Aso volcano erupts, spews lava and ash in southwest Japan -- A volcano in southern Japan erupted on Wednesday and prompted officials to issue a quarantine zone on the mountain.

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Science News -- Humidity caused corrosion of Starliner capsule valves, Boeing, NASA say -- Humid Florida air may have caused valves to stick in Boeing's Starliner space capsule during preparation for a test launch Aug. 3, causing further delay in NASA's astronaut launch program, NASA said.

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Defense News -- Austin visits Ukraine, voices U.S. support against Russian aggression -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Ukraine continues to have U.S. support against Russian aggression and is free to decide its own foreign policy during a visit to Kyiv Tuesday.

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U.S. News -- CBP nominee Chris Magnus: No single solution for 'perfect border security' -- President Joe Biden's nominee to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection faced tough bipartisan questioning at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, likely foreshadowing a close confirmation vote.

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Science News -- Analysis: 99.9% of climate studies agree that humans are causing climate change -- Virtually all scientific analyses agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, a survey of more than 88,000 studies published Tuesday by Environmental Research Letters found.

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World News -- Haiti gang holding 17 U.S., Canadian aid workers demands $1M for each -- A Haitian gang that abducted more than a dozen aid workers last weekend are demanding ransoms of $1 million for each of them, the country's justice minister said Tuesday.

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World News -- UNICEF reports 'shameful milestone' of 10,000 children killed in Yemen war -- More than 10,000 children have been killed in Yemen since fighting began in 2015, UNICEF reported Tuesday, calling it a "shameful milestone."

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World News -- Man dies after falling from hot air balloon in northern Israel -- Authorities say a young man died on Tuesday in northern Israel after he was apparently picked up by a hot air balloon, lost his grip and fell hundreds of feet to the ground.

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World News -- Leaders of EU, Poland clash in debate over divisive constitutional ruling -- A fight over a recent court ruling that says the laws of Poland effectively supersede the laws of the European Union spilled into the bloc's parliamentary chamber on Tuesday, between top leaders on each side.

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Health News -- Study: China, U.S. lead world in saltiest processed meats, fish -- China and the United States are super powers of salt consumption. The two world leaders emerged with the highest salt levels in processed meat and fish products among five countries assessed in a new study.

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World News -- Pakistan says it's intercepted Indian military submarine for 3rd time in 5 years -- Pakistan's military said Tuesday that it has detected and blocked an Indian submarine from entering its territorial waters, which would be the third such incursion over the past five years.

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Investigators find apparent human remains in Brian Laundrie search

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Woman captures 'Brocken spectre' on video at ridge in Washington state

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FBI searches homes linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

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FDA authorizes Moderna, J&J booster shots, 'mixing and matching'

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Lockdown at Walter Reed hospital near D.C. lifted

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