Astronomers have it rough. Their job is to scan the heavens, looking for something interesting. But often they see the same thing, night after night. After all, stars can burn placidly and essentially unchanged for billions of years. An unlucky astronomer could spend a lifetime turning his or her telescope here and there and, except for the march of the planets and an occasional comet crossing the sky, see nothing new.

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More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

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A judge has overturned a more than $37 million verdict awarded to the family of a woman killed in an armed standoff with Baltimore County police.

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The United States is beginning to prep allies for a spring rollout of its plan for Middle East peace, with President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, outlining the timing and methodology of the plan at the Middle East security conference in Warsaw, Poland.

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CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon question why Republicans spent years calling out President Obama for using executive action but are mostly supportive of President Trump doing the same thing.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday will return to a familiar place on the world stage, delivering remarks at an annual gathering of political leaders and security experts in Munich, Germany, as he draws closer to a decision about whether to run for president in 2020.

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John Probst says he recognized the gunman.

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The gunman at the Illinois manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being let go by the company, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.

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With the shock election of anti-globalist Donald Trump to the US presidency still fresh in their minds, international leaders watched with anticipation as Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped up to the podium at Davos in January 2017.

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Two suspects have been arrested in the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department said Friday.

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Providence, Rhode Island, is the biggest city in America's smallest state, and it often gets lost between two of its neighbors, bustling Boston and elegant Newport. But coming to New England and skipping this city is a major travel mistake.

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Payless is the latest retail chain to close up shop in the United States.

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Earlier this week, pro golfer Matt Kuchar defended the $5,000 he paid his fill-in caddie after winning $1,296,000 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, his first PGA tournament victory in four years.

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Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

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During the conference on Middle East security this week, the United States staged a big diplomatic show and tried to rally the world behind the Trump administration's aggressive stance against Iran. Instead of unifying its allies under a common cause, however, the administration only highlighted the growing rift between the US and its Western European allies, and clumsily overshadowed the points of agreement regarding Iran.

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