A road through the Gila River Indian Community in 2014. The tribe is one of 17 tribal governments the U.S. government announced Monday it had settled lawsuits with, over alleged mismanagement of land and resources. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes

The settlement resolves lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal land, resources and money. The Obama administration says it has now settled more than $3.3 billion in such suits.

Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, introduces the Dragon V2 spaceship at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., in May 2014. Musk predicted during an interview at the Code Conference in Southern California on June 1 that people would be on Mars in 2025. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur detailed his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

Kevin Hart was the most successful comedian last year. He's seen here speaking at the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon hide caption

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Kevin Hart And Amy Schumer: The New King And Queen Of Comedy

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes' ranking of the highest-paid comedians.

Backers of California's Proposition 56 hope to hit people hard enough in the wallet that they quit smoking. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

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When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California's proposed increase of $2 a pack may too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.

Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

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Politics

In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant Winner's Weight

During the debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of taunting former Miss Universe Alicia Machado about her weight. This morning Trump told Fox and Friends that Machado "gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem."

Colombians in the capital Bogota hold up the letters for "peace" in Spanish on Monday. The Colombian government and the FARC rebels signed a peace agreement, marking an end to the last war in the Western Hemisphere. Colombia's civil war lasted more than 50 years and Latin America has had civil wars for the past six decades. Jennifer Alarcon/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

As Of Today, The Western Hemisphere Has No Wars

Colombia's peace deal brings to a close rebel insurgencies in Latin America that began with Fidel Castro in the 1950s. In all those years, only two guerrilla groups ever toppled governments.

The original caption to this 1989 photo read: "Cellular phones are being offered by many car manufacturers as optional equipment for drivers who can't bear to be out of touch, even on the road." Richard Sheinwald/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

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The star-forming area Messier 17, also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula, is a vast region of gas, dust and hot young stars that lies in the heart of the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Now — And The Physics Of Time

It is plausible that in the ongoing expansion, the universe is creating not only new space but also new time — and each new moment is what we refer to as now, says guest blogger Richard Muller.