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A temporary habitat at the International Space Station failed to inflate Thursday and work was halted after the US space agency ran into problems expanding the module to full size. The new room, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), is part of an experiment to test expandable habitats that astronauts might use on the Moon or Mars in the coming decades. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams took charge of the inflation early Thursday, in cooperation with mission control in Houston.
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility.
Social networks are an increasingly important news source for many Americans, with Facebook leading the pack, a study showed Thursday. The Pew Research Center survey showed 62 percent of US adults get news on social media, and 18 percent do so often. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49 percent of American adults reported seeing news on social media, Pew said.