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Washington, D.C., Maryland postal service mail carriers robbed at gunpoint six times in 2-day period

Washington, D.C., Maryland postal service mail carriers robbed at gunpoint six times in 2-day period

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! U.S. postal service officials have sounded the alarm over at least six armed robberies on mail carriers that happened in Maryland and Washington, D.C., over a two-day period, according to a report. “This alarming trend needs to stop,” U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) spokesman Michael Martel said …

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‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Smashes July 4th Box Office Records With $127.9M Opening

What a fireworks show. The long July 4th holiday weekend is turning into a box office extravaganza for Hollywood as Minions: The Rise of Gru heads for a huge four-day opening of $127.9 million domestically, according to early estimates. That includes $108.5 million for the three days (number could shift in either direction when updated …

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Explosion of life on Earth linked to heavy metal act at planet’s centre

At the centre of the Earth, a giant sphere of solid iron is slowly swelling. This is the inner core and scientists have recently uncovered intriguing evidence that suggests its birth half a billion years ago may have played a key role in the evolution of life on Earth. At that time, our planet’s magnetic …

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Cockroaches are evolving to have a sugar-free diet, posing problems for pest control

Apparently, humans aren’t the only animals going keto. The German cockroach (Blattella germanica), one of the most common pests in the world, is evolving to have a glucose-free diet. Unlike many humans, it’s not because they’re suddenly watching their figure; rather, German cockroaches have inadvertently outwitted human pest control tactics by evolving to dislike sugar, …

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‘How quickly the tables have turned’: Falling mortgage rates have homebuyers so emboldened they’re asking sellers for cash

‘How quickly the tables have turned’: Falling mortgage rates have homebuyers so emboldened they’re asking sellers for cash After a string of steady increases, mortgage rates fell this week — a mixed blessing for the fragile U.S. economy. The lower rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is a relief for home shoppers who have been …

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Friends co-creator to donate $4m amid embarrassment over show’s whiteness

The co-creator of the TV sitcom Friends is planning to donate $4m to an African and African American studies project because she’s so “embarrassed” by – and feels such “guilt” at – the white homogeneity of the characters on the classic coming of age series. Marta Kauffman told the Los Angeles Times that she intends …

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Tour de France: Fabio Jakobsen wins crash-marred sprint stage 2 in Nyborg

Image 1 of 32 Fabio Jakobsen wins stage 2 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images) Image 1 of 32 EF Education-Easypost teams Danish rider Magnus Cort Nielsen L and Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux teams Norwegian rider Erik Sven Bystrom R (Image credit: Getty Images) Image 1 of 32 Ditte Enevoldsen and Jesper Ahl Vegebjerg …

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10 Years After the Higgs Boson, What’s the Next Big Thing for Physics?

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector in a tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider.Photo: VALENTIN FLAURAUD/AFP (Getty Images) On July 4, 2012, scientists at CERN confirmed the observation of the Higgs boson, an elementary particle first proposed in the 1960s. The boson’s discovery was a momentous occasion, as it meant physicists were a step closer …

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How to go from eating mosquitos in Siberia to leading a NASA mission

Enlarge / Lindy Elkins-Tanton, second from left, and colleagues in Siberia. Scott Simper / ASU Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a Siberian-river-running, arc-welding, code-writing, patent-holding, company-founding, asteroid-exploring, igneous petrologist professor. At various times, she has been a farmer, a trainer of competition sheepdogs, a children’s book author, and a management consultant for Boeing Helicopters. She’s currently a …

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