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Scientists Look To Martian Rocks For History Of Life

A rover poised for a Mars landing late Sunday will explore higher and farther than any before. It's loaded down with experiments designed to test the rocks and atmosphere of Mars. Question No. 1: Was there life there?

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Reports: Loughner Set To Plead Guilty In Tucson Rampage

Jared Lee Loughner was indicted last year for a shooting that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He pleaded not guilty in March 2011, but media report Loughner will reverse that plea Tuesday.
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How America's Losing The War On Poverty

Close to 16 percent of Americans now live at or below the poverty line. On top of that, 100 million of us — 1 out of 3 Americans — manage to survive on a household income barely twice that amount. How is this poverty crisis happening?
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Swimming: U.S. Women Set A World Record As They Take Gold

Swimming in London's Aquatic Center, the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team set a new world record in winning a gold medal, with Allison Schmitt swimming freestyle to anchor a relay that finished two seconds ahead of the competition, at 3:52.05.
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Phelps Wins His 18th Gold Medal, As His Olympic Career Ends

Swimming the final race of his Olympic career, Michael Phelps gilded his resume just a bit more, helping the men's 4x100m medley relay team claim the gold medal. Phelps turned away a surprising challenge from the Japanese relay team, which had the lead when he went into the water to swim butterfly.
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Jewish 'Super Bowl' Praises Years Of Talmudic Study

Orthodox Jews around the world have been reading the Talmud, cover to cover, for almost seven and a half years straight. Day by day, they read each of the more than 2,000 pages of the holy book, and this past week, they finished the last page together in celebration.
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U.S. Women Win Silver In First Team Pursuit Event

The U.S. cyclists in the Summer Games' team pursuit event had never before raced on the Olympic stage — after all, theirs is the first American team to make an appearance in the games. But that didn't stop them from taking the silver medal, finishing behind Britain in the final.
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Bryan Brothers Win Doubles Gold At London Olympics

The U.S. men's doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan won their first Olympic gold medal Saturday, beating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, 6-1, 7-6 (6-2), in a game that was far more entertaining than its score might suggest.

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