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10:37 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Video: Semi Full Of Piglets Flips In Ohio; Police Try To Corral Hundreds

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 9:59 am

About 2,200 pigs got loose on an Ohio highway Monday evening after the semitrailer carrying them from Indiana to South Carolina struck a guardrail and overturned, the Dayton Daily News reports.

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7:55 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Thousands Who Bet On American Pharoah Are Keeping The Tickets

Not all winning tickets are being cashed in, after American Pharoah took the Belmont Stakes to complete the first Triple Crown in 37 years.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 10:30 am

Instead of turning in a $2 ticket that would pay $3.80 for American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes, most people who bought the tickets are hanging on to them as keepsakes — or even investments.

American Pharoah became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the venerable Triple Crown. The 3-year-old colt entered Saturday's race as a heavy favorite — and it seems that thousands of people who bet on him to win were doing so in the hopes of getting a souvenir.

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5:09 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Praise For Indian PM's Diplomacy, Then A Backlash For His Undiplomatic Remark

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
A.M. Ahad AP

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 4:47 pm

It's India's latest social media battle cry: #DespiteBeingAWoman erupted on Twitter on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the phrase while talking about the female prime minister of Bangladesh.

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The Two-Way
4:28 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Solar Sail Unfurls In Space

The new spacecraft, called LightSail, is orbiting Earth. Future versions could travel to the moon and beyond.
The Planetary Society

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 6:34 am

A group of space enthusiasts has successfully launched a solar sail into orbit.

The test could be a first step to cheaper exploration of the solar system, according to Bill Nye, the CEO of the nonprofit Planetary Society, which launched the satellite.

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The Two-Way
4:02 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Apple Announces Music Streaming Service

Jimmy Iovine announces the new streaming service Apple Music in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 6:35 am

Apple has announced the launch of Apple Music, an app that adds a subscription streaming service to iTunes, the largest music retailer in the world.

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The Two-Way
3:02 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

After Spending Millions On Communications, Homeland Security Fails Radio Test

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 4:47 pm

One of the difficulties that first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks faced was problematic communication, including radios that didn't allow different agencies to speak with one another.

It would seem like a simple problem to solve, and in the years since, the Department of Homeland Security has spent heavily, equipping agencies with new radios and special reserved frequencies for them to operate on.

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The Two-Way
2:34 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Test For Advanced Parachute Appears To Fail

An image from NASA shows its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator after launch Monday.
NASA

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 6:35 am

It's a big day for NASA: The agency's new "flying saucer" is getting a crucial test, part of a plan to land on Mars someday. A giant balloon is carrying the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator to an altitude of 120,000 feet. Then it'll go even higher — and engineers hope its parachute guides it safely to Earth's surface.

You can watch NASA TV online to follow events live. "Drop time" — when the saucer's rocket will be ignited — is slated for 5:35 p.m. ET.

Update 6:02 p.m. ET:

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The Two-Way
2:32 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge To San Francisco Gun Rules

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 3:01 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block two San Francisco gun control measures that were fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association. At least one veteran court observer says the high court's decision raises questions about how the justices interpret the Second Amendment.

First, the basics: A 2007 San Francisco ordinance requires residents to keep handguns under lock and key or to use trigger locks when they are not carrying their weapons. Another law, dating to 1994, bans the sale of ammunition that expands on impact, or hollow-point bullets.

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The Two-Way
1:29 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Texas Pool Party Update: Teens And Residents Speak Out

A video of a police officer forcing a teenager to the ground and also drawing his weapon has brought criticism about police response to a pool party in McKinney, Texas.
YouTube

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 2:44 pm

Days after a dramatic video surfaced of a Texas police officer pulling a gun and screaming at young people at a community pool, the teenage girl he forced to the ground has spoken out. So have local residents who back the police.

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The Two-Way
1:21 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

This Past May Was Wettest Month On Record, Says NOAA

Tex Toler watches the Llano River rise Friday in Llano, Texas, after another round of heavy rains that have brought flooding and deaths to the state.
Jay Janner TNS /Landov

A lot of news came out of the torrential rains that fell across the United States in May.

Now, we have hard numbers that put that in perspective: According to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information this past May was wettest month in 121 years of recorded history.

On average, the contiguous U.S. received 4.36 inches of rain. That's 1.45 inches above average and also the wettest May on record.

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