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About 1 week ago Manhattanhenge, supermoon light up the sky Friday night

+NBC News: In a rare occurrence, the full supermoon and the sunset phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge occurred on the same night Friday.

Matthattanhenge, when the sunset aligns with Manhattan’s street grid, only happens twice a year. Tonight’s supermoon is also the 1st of three full moons this summer that are occurring when the moon is closer to earth than average.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1sJ7Zyr

Photo: The suns sets between New York’s skyscrapers on May 30 during the first Manhattanhenge of 2014. (Andrew Kelly / Insider Images via EPA)







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About 5 days ago Mysterious crater in Siberia probed by scientists

+NBC News: A giant hole in Siberia became slightly less mysterious after researchers completed their first survey of it this week.
 
The scientists say the hole, which is is estimated to be 100 feet across and up to 300 feet deep, is likely to have been formed by the same natural processes that created the many lakes in the area.

The crater sits in Siberia's Yamal Peninsula, which, in the local language translates to “end of the world.”

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1yF5wZa

Photo: A large crater was reportedly spotted by a helicopter flying over a remote area of Siberia. (The Siberian Times)









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About 1 week ago UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

+Reuters: The U.N. Security Council has called for a ceasefire in hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern about the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides.

Follow more on this story at BreakingNews.com: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/israeli-palestinian-conflict/

Photo: Smoke and fire rise above the skyline following an Israeli air strike on July 11 in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (Said Khatib/AFP via NBCNews.com)





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About 2 weeks ago Doctor: Brazil’s Neymar to miss remainder of World Cup

JUST IN: Multiple news organizations report that Brazil striker Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a broken vertebrae after being injured in the quarterfinal match against Colombia, the team doctor said.

Brazil advanced to the semifinals after beating Colombia 2-1 today. The team will face Germany on Tuesday.

Follow updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2014-world-cup/

Photo: Getty Images via NBC Sports (http://bit.ly/1o8NQ0D)







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About 5 weeks ago Dempsey, Brooks lead US to 2-1 victory over Ghana in World Cup match

+The Associated Press: The United States beat Ghana 2-1 on Tuesday evening to win its first opening match in the World Cup since 2002. 

Clint Dempsey scored just 32 seconds into the match, the fastest goal in the team’s World Cup history, and John Brooks scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 86th minute. Ghana knocked the United States out of the previous two World Cups.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1pCMlO3

Follow the World Cup: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2014-world-cup/

Photo: John Brooks scored the first goal from a U.S. substitute in World Cup history to steal a game from Ghana in Group G. (Getty Images)









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About 12 weeks ago NBA bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life

JUST IN: NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million for his recorded remarks.

Silver said Sterling admitted to making the racist comments in the audio recording.

Follow this story on Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/clippers-owner-donald-sterling-racist-remarks-allegations/

Photo: Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano on May 19, 2013. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)







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About 1 week ago Germany wins the World Cup, 1-0, over Argentina

+The Associated Press  Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.
   Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
*Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/world-cup-final-kicks-maracana-stadium*



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About 1 week ago *Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies at 90 *

+NBC Sports Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died at age 90 in Albany, Ga., on Monday. Coachman, the 1948 Olympic high jump champion, suffered a stroke in April and died at an Albany hospital.
*Read more: http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/14/alice-coachman-track-and-field-african-american-olympic-champion-dies*


Photo: Getty Images





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About 13 weeks ago Monster El Nino may be brewing, experts say

+NBC News: Researchers are keeping a close eye on a giant pool of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean that some think could trigger another El Niño of epic proportions if it rises to the surface.

"Given the drought that California is in the middle of right now, that is really where the heightened interest is," said Mike Halpert, acting director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Md. "It turns out that the odds increase for California to be wet the stronger the event is."

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1hY66Mn

Photo: Sea surface height and temperature anomalies in the Pacific Ocean during an El Nino event in Nov. 1997, and during a La Nina the following year in Nov. 1998. (NASA via NBCNews.com)







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About 6 weeks ago Maya Angelou honored by Michelle Obama, family at memorial

First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton and other family and friends honored Maya Angelou at her memorial service on Saturday.

Obama, speaking at Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University, said Angelou’s words and poems were so powerful, they “carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House.”

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1j9SeuB

Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/maya-angelou-dies/

Photo via NBCNews.com