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SpaceX’s massive rocket Starship explodes 4 minutes after liftoff

SpaceX's Starship rocket failed to separate from its booster, exploding four minutes after liftoff during an inaugural test flight on Thursday.
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5 key takeaways from the Trump indictment news

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York grand jury. District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office said it has contacted Trump's attorney "to coordinate his surrender" for arraignment.
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The U.S. military releases footage of Black Sea drone crash with Russian jet

Declassified footage shows two Russian fighter jets flying near a U.S. drone over the Black Sea and, the Pentagon says, colliding with it.
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At least 50 people have died across the U.S. in ‘once-in-a-generation storm’

A massive winter storm that's killed about 50 people across the U.S. is expected to claim more lives as the frigid weather continues into the week.
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A severe arctic storm could threaten holiday travel across the U.S.

Bitter cold, biting wind and heavy snow are expected across the U.S. this week, forecasters say, imposing treacherous travel conditions just days before Christmas.