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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:58

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:51

Craft beer is a rapidly-growing industry and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:49

Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.

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Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory Approval

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:41

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol this week. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he is introducing legislation to make its production, sale and possession illegal.

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Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:36

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.

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Tijuana Cops Turn On Body Cameras, And Hope To Turn Off Bribery

Thu, 2015-03-12 12:34

Police in Mexico are known more for taking bribes than fighting crime. Tijuana's force is now using body cameras and hopes it will show that the public also plays a big role in corruption.

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Moon River? No, It's An Ocean On One Of Jupiter's Moons!

Thu, 2015-03-12 11:45

Scientists announced in a NASA teleconference that the biggest moon in our solar system has a salty ocean hidden below its icy surface.

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Southerners Are Getting Creative With Their Favorite Nut: Pecan

Thu, 2015-03-12 11:26

The pecan has become the latest obsession of Southern farmers, chefs and craft breweries. They're giving the buttery nut new opportunities to shine in the form of oil, flour and even beer.

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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

Thu, 2015-03-12 11:15

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Will Be Released In S.C. Thursday

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:32

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

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So How Did They Get That Crashed Plane Off The Runway In Kathmandu?

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:03

It took four days, during which time the airport was closed to international traffic It involved a truck. It did not involve sacrificing a goat. Maybe it should have.

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The West Bank Battle For Land ... And Water

Thu, 2015-03-12 09:14

In the 1990s, Israelis and Palestinians made temporary arrangements in the West Bank as they worked toward a peace deal. The talks are now in the deep freeze, but the arrangements are entrenched.

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No Hope Of Survivors In Black Hawk Crash, Military Says

Thu, 2015-03-12 09:11

Officials say they've found only debris and human remains in the search of the area where a helicopter crashed in Florida Tuesday night with 11 people aboard.

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Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Thu, 2015-03-12 08:17

The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.

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Before The Gas Is Passed, Researchers Aim To Measure It In The Gut

Thu, 2015-03-12 08:04

As people's health waxes or wanes because of stress or disease, their intestinal ecosystems change, too. It may be possible someday to diagnose disease by analyzing the gas the microbes make.

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FCC Publishes Full Text Of Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 2015-03-12 07:30

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission releases what Chairman Tom Wheeler calls "a shining example of American democracy at work."

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Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.

Thu, 2015-03-12 07:01

Back in 2012, Emelin asked the mayor to help the girls of her town. He laughed in her face. But she didn't give up. This week, she told the U.N. General Assembly about her efforts.

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Space Station Astronauts Make Safe Landing In Kazakhstan

Thu, 2015-03-12 04:24

An astronaut and two cosmonauts have landed safely back on Earth. While in orbit, they traveled almost 71 million miles, NASA says.

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Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

Thu, 2015-03-12 04:03

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

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Iraqi Force Makes More Gains Toward Taking Tikrit From ISIS

Thu, 2015-03-12 03:21

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi visited Tikrit's province Thursday, saying on state TV that the next phase of the operation is "critical" to the effort to control the strategic city.

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