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September 18,2017 16:40
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Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But now reports have surfaced that Petrov died this past May. He was 77 years old.
September 16,2017 00:20
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10 Cool Technologies From Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Mobile World Congress Americas is the largest mobile technology-focused event in the U.S. with over 21,000 unique visitors but that is still tiny compared to the Shanghai and Barcelona editions, which gathered nearly 67,500 and 108,000 attendees, respectively.
September 15,2017 11:40
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Trump's new world

For the first time in his presidency, he's enjoying positive media coverage and coherent reinforcement from his top aides.
September 13,2017 01:00
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Ride On World Cafe

One of the definitive bands in 1990s shoegaze, Ride is back with a new album called Weather Diaries. Hear a World Cafe performance and interview.
September 12,2017 13:00
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World stocks hit record highs as Irma weakens

World stocks climbed to record highs on Tuesday as an easing in tensions over North Korea and signs that Hurricane Irma was causing less damage than feared in the United States boosted risk appetite.
September 11,2017 02:00
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Look Out World, We Got Another Watt

J.J. Watt has gotten a lot of well-deserved attention for both his on-and off-field actions over his career, but today, once the games began, it was one of his brothers who took over the spotlight.
September 10,2017 20:20
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North High's Brooks claims world wrestling title

ATHENS, Greece — North Hagerstown senior Aaron Brooks added a new title to his ever-growing list of wrestling accomplishments on Sunday: world champion. Brooks defeated Russia's Arsamag Khostikoev 13-8 to
September 10,2017 20:20
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15th Annual (Invisible) World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! From the International Association for Suicide Prevention brochure: 2017 marks the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day. The day was first recognised in 2003, as an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and endorsed by the World Health Organization. World Suicide Prevention Day takes place each year on September 10. Oh, yo...