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Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early: investigators
MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - An investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that a function to help the craft descend into the atmosphere was deployed early, a federal safety official said on Sunday, adding pilot error could not be ruled out.
U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. The reality is somewhat different - those owing super-sized student loans tend to be higher paid.
Oregon woman, advocate for terminally ill patients, ends her life
(Reuters) - A 29-year-old woman suffering from brain cancer who became an advocate for terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives has died using Oregon's doctor-assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Sunday.
Kenya's Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Obama swaps planes on trip after Air Force One flap problem
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his entourage were switching to a different plane for his return trip to Washington on Sunday because of a minor flap issue with the aircraft, dubbed Air Force One, that flew them earlier in the day, a spokesman said.
Florida ballot amendment seeks to fund land conservation
MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida environmentalists are hoping voters will approve a ballot amendment on Tuesday to fund the purchase and conservation of land critical to protecting the state's water supply.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between Chicago skyscrapers
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke two world records on Sunday with two high-wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers without a net or harness, doing the second walk blindfolded.
Boston Scientific faces first federal transvaginal mesh trials
(Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp on Monday was set to face its first federal trials in two courts over claims from women who say they were injured by the company's transvaginal mesh devices.
North Carolina monitoring person who returned from Liberia for Ebola
(Reuters) - Officials in North Carolina were monitoring and testing a patient who arrived in the United States last week from Liberia for Ebola, health authorities said on Sunday.
To salvage his presidency, Obama faces pressure to reboot - but will he?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A reshuffling of President Barack Obama's staff looks all but certain after Tuesday's congressional elections, which are likely to bring humbling losses to his Democratic party and could add to pressure on him to reboot his presidency.
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