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Feds close inquiry into police shooting of Albuquerque man

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There's not enough evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against the Albuquerque police officers who were involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of a homeless man that spurred public protest, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday…. … Read the referenced story here: Feds close inquiry into police shooting of Albuquerque man

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NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Enlarge this image Artist’s impression of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot heating the upper atmosphere. Karen Teramura with James O’Donoghue and Luke Moore/NASA hide caption toggle caption Karen Teramura with James O’Donoghue and Luke Moore/NASA Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at Jupiter’s most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot. NASA’s Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant’s cloud tops. That’s closer than any spacecraft has been before. The spot…

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[In Depth] Close relative of Neandertals unearthed in China

Ever since their discovery in 2010, the extinct ice age humans called Denisovans have been known only from bits of DNA, taken from a sliver of bone in the Denisova Cave in Siberia, Russia. Now, two partial skulls from eastern China are emerging as prime candidates for showing what these shadowy people may have looked like. In a paper published on p. 969 of this issue, a Chinese-U.S. team presents 105,000- to 125,000-year-old fossils they call "archaic Homo." They note that the bones could be a new type of human or an…

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