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3:00pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Middle East

In Yemen, Will President Saleh Return To Power?

Yemen, the poorest of the Arab countries, has a population of 24 million. There are persistent anti-government protests. Activists say at least 30 demonstrators were killed by security forces overnight. Government forces have also launched a drive on a provincial capital, hoping to take it back from Islamist rebels. Yemen's president of 33 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is in Saudi Arabia, having suffered serious burns from an explosion inside his palace.

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2:40pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Researchers Say They've Been Able To 'Cloak' Time

"Harry Potter" is able to hide himself. Cornell researchers say they've been able to hide time.
Jaap Buitendijk for Warner Bros.

This news has a little bit of a Harry Potter feel to it. A touch of Back to the Future. Maybe some Doctor Who too.

Researchers at Cornell University, as MIT's Technology Review reports, "have designed and built a cloak that hides events in time."

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2:36pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

Space Station Ramps Up As Shuttle Winds Down

The International Space Station, seen on Nov. 25, 2009, after space shuttle Atlantis undocked. Despite an end to the space shuttle program, scientific work is just getting into full gear.
NASA

Imagine you own a small factory, and you learn that your main supplier is going out of business. What do you do? You put on a brave face for employees and investors, and scramble to find alternatives.

That's pretty much where managers of the International Space Station find themselves.

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1:36pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Politics

Debt Ceiling Debate Sparks New Round Of TV Ad Wars

Pedestrians stop to view the National Debt Clock in New York this April. The debt ceiling is becoming an election issue, as groups on both sides spend millions on TV ads.
Andrew Harrer Bloomberg via Getty Images

The debate over raising the debt ceiling has largely taken place in the halls of Congress and the White House briefing room. But there is another front in the battle — a war on the air. Advocacy groups from each side of the issue are spending millions on commercials.

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1:35pm

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

68,500 Marijuana Plants, Worth $205 Million, Found In California

2002 file photo of a marijuana plant growing near Annapolis, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The news first broke late last week and now the Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department has made more information about the bust public.

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