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NY official wants gays in St Patrick's Day parade

New York's lesbian City Council speaker said on Tuesday she wants to include gays and people from Northern Ireland in the St. Patrick's Day parade, a proposal sure to meet opposition from the parade's Irish-Catholic organizers.

Faulty memories stored differently from true ones

Whether a memory is fact or fiction may depend on where in the brain it is stored, which may explain why people sometimes swear they remember something that never happened, researchers said on Tuesday.

Queen opens revamped London rail terminus

Britain's Queen Elizabeth formally opened London's St Pancras station on Tuesday after it had an 800 million pound ($1.6 billion) facelift to give passengers an elegant send off on a new high-speed rail link to the continent.

Space shuttle crew prepares for homecoming

NASA on Tuesday cleared space shuttle Discovery to return to Earth following a successful 15-day mission that laid the groundwork for the arrival of new laboratories at the International Space Station.

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