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Artist’s impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is two months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons.

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US Navy photos

BUSAN, Republic of Korea — Fire Controlman 2nd Class Skylar Sparrow (right) from Beaumont, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristin Stahl from Smyrna, Tenn., shift the ships colors as the

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Donating for Dollars: Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now the nonprofit OpenBiome offers donors $40 for bowel movements — to supply “fecal transplants” for patients with nasty C. difficile bacterial infections.

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The Honorable Judge Courtney Arkeen

First Financial Bank will be presenting this year’s 2015 Athena award to The Honorable Judge Courtney Arkeen during a breakfast held in her honor at the Brown Estate in Orange on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 a.m. Judge Arkeen was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in 2011 and ran unopposed for district judge in 2012. She was the first female and first Republican judge in Orange and surrounding counties.

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Josh Green

Police are investigating a shooting that left a Beaumont man dead, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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