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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
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NASA Awakens New Horizons Spacecraft Ahead of Pluto Encounter [Video]

NASA's doing some crazy things this month.

First, it launched its first spacecraft in three years since the space shuttle.

Now, the U.S. space agency has awakened its New Horizons spacecraft for an encounter with Pluto -- which is still a planet to me.

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U.S. Navy/Newsmakers
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‘December Seventh, Nineteen Forty-One, A Day That Will Forever Live In …’

Every generation has that day: The day something tragic happens that we all remember.

The last three biggies, from my perspective, were Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; and Sept. 11, 2001.

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Top Ten Real Estate Deals via Sotheby's International Realty of Vail, Colo.
Top Ten Real Estate Deals via Sotheby's International Realty of Vail, Colo.
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President Gerald Ford’s Colorado Ski Home Is For Sale

The Colorado ski home built and owned by President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., and Betty Ford in their retirement is for sale.

The 11,849-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom Beaver Creek neighborhood residence in Avon, Colo., has an asking price of $8.5 million.

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NASA Television
NASA Television
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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images
Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images
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Ebola, Minecraft, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird top Yahoo Searches, Obsessions

Yahoo has released its top searches for 2014, and Ebola tops the list.

This year’s top searches on Yahoo included a national obsession, an international health crisis and some favorite women stars.

Yes, there are other search engines other than Google.

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Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
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Who Makes the Playoffs? The Big Questions for Week 15 in College Football

After a wild and unpredictable year, it all comes down to this. Here are the top storylines as we look ahead to the final weekend of the college football regular season.

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NASA
NASA
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NASA’s Orion Mission Managers Tap Friday Launch Attempt

For all the space junkies out there: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, has been rescheduled.

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Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
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Falling Gas Prices; Good, But I’m Cautious

The price of gas keeps going down. And overall I'm pretty good with that. Cheaper gas can't be a bad thing, can it? Maybe.

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Getty Images
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Four Year Old Boy Writes Adorable Love Letter (If You Don’t Mind Being Compared To A Horse)

Valentine's Day is still two months away, but a true Casanova spreads the love all year-round. Just ask four-year-old Bennet Skinner.

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Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
Brady Hoke and Mark Dantonio meet before Michigan and Michigan State kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25. (Getty Images)
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Is Brady Hoke’s Firing Good or Bad for Michigan State? [Poll]

Or does it matter at all?

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Jim Rogash, Getty Images
Jim Rogash, Getty Images
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University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke Fired [Video]

After four seasons at the helm, University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke was let go Tuesday.

University of Michigan Interim Director of Athletics Jim Hackett made the announcement at a news conference in Ann Arbor, saying he had come to the decision on Sunday night.

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Jeff Fusco/Getty Images
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Material Girl: Madonna Tops List of World’s Richest Recording Artists

Pop music icon Madonna was atop a list released today by Wealth-X of the world's top 10 richest recording artists.

The 56-year-old Michigan native, who now lives in the United Kingdom, has a net worth of $800 million to rank ahead of British rock-and-roll legend Paul McCartney.

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