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Space Shuttle Atlantis Makes Final Voyage to Permanent Home

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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After traveling about 200-million kilometers during 33 trips into space, the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis is making one final voyage. Early Friday morning, the last of NASA’s three surviving space shuttles to be retired from service left the Kennedy Space Center’s huge Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida for a relatively short 16-kilometer ride to the […]

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UN General Assembly Debate Ends

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:44 pm (UTC-5)
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The annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly has ended, with Russia calling for the lifting of the No-Fly Zone over Libya, Pakistan reiterating its resolve to fight terrorism, and North Korea and Venezuela criticizing U.S. policies. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday said it is time that the U.N. Security Council-imposed, NATO-operated, No-Fly […]

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Djokovic Wins His 1st US Open

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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World’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his first U.S. Open title Monday evening after beating defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in the men’s final at Flushing Meadows in New York. Djokovic, who produced a masterful display of tactics and precision in windy conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium, […]

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Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Women’s Title

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova stunned the tennis world Saturday, defeating favored Russian Maria Sharapova to win the Wimbledon women’s title. Kvitova, a tall lefthander playing in her first Grand Slam singles final, dominated the match Saturday at the All England Club in London, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Some tennis analysts had expected […]

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