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Homeowners In Washington Wildfire Country Try To Reduce Risk

Wed, 2015-08-26 01:06

The Okanogan fire burning in central Washington is the largest wildfire in the state's history. Some area homeowners have cleared brush to keep the fire away. One built a nonflammable concrete home.

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Why French Winemakers Are Seeing The World Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

Wed, 2015-08-26 01:06

Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. But demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.

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Beyond Jane Fonda Tapes: Home Workouts Go Virtual

Wed, 2015-08-26 00:58

In New York City, an instructor leads an indoor spinning class while cyclists at home around the country ride along — and compete with other riders — on special bikes outfitted with tablets.

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A Hero Of French Train Attack Will Receive U.S. Army Medal

Tue, 2015-08-25 16:18

Announcing Alek Skarlatos' award, senior Army officials called the Soldiers Medal the service's "highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy."

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Justin Wilson, IndyCar Driver Who Died Monday, Helps 6 People With Organ Donations

Tue, 2015-08-25 15:48

The 37-year-old racer and father of two died Monday, after suffering a head injury in Sunday's race in Pennsylvania.

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Ted Cruz Rallies Evangelicals In Campaign To Defund Planned Parenthood

Tue, 2015-08-25 14:22

Religious voters are a key for Republicans running for president. One candidate — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — is making a bold play for them, promising to campaign on defunding Planned Parenthood.

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White House Fence Jumper Killed In Pennsylvania Courthouse

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:53

Curtis Smith, 34 was arrested for scaling a wall at the White House in March and was killed after allegedly trying to attack a sheriff's deputy at a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday.

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Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:06

Expulsions and suspensions were much higher for African-American students, researchers found.

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Lebanon's Cabinet Rejects Bid That Might Have Eased Garbage Crisis

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:00

Protesters from a group that's translated as either "You Stink" or "You Reek" criticized the bid for being too expensive and the government for being too corrupt.

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American Climber Confronts 'The Wall Of Death'

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:56

Sasha DiGiulian is posting vertigo-inducing updates to social media as she tries to become the first woman to scale the north face of Eiger, an infamous Swiss peak.

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For Most Of Us, The "Real" Economy Matters More Than Markets

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:52

Stock prices may be having a meltdown, but consumers and home buyers are still pushing the economy forward. In fact, a new round of data suggest the economy is gaining strength even as markets fall.

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Wildfire Smoke Becomes The Health Threat That Won't Go Away

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:35

Cities and towns across the West are warning residents that high levels of smoke from forest fires threatens their health, with no sign of abating. That means indoor recess and no vacuuming.

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In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:22

There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.

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Cattle Theft: An Old Crime On The Rise

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:04

Cattle rustling is a growing problem in Oklahoma, Texas and other beef-producing states. High beef prices and drug addiction are fueling the resurgence.

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Trump Ires Ailes With New Tweets Attacking Megyn Kelly

Tue, 2015-08-25 11:26

"I liked The Kelly File much better without" Megyn Kelly on it, Trump said in one tweet. "Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!"

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Texas Set To Execute Nicaraguan National, Despite Legal Controversy

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:55

Bernardo Tecero was convicted of killing a Texas school teacher. Supporters say he should not be executed because he wasn't informed of his right to contact a consular official.

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China's Financial Capital Tries To Become A Cultural Capital

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:50

Private museums are sprouting up along Shanghai's river bank. The city that lures people seeking their fortune is also attempting to become a destination for art.

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Bicycling In India Has Its Risks (Cow Ahead!) And Its Rewards

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:33

Especially when it comes to repairs. You don't have to make an appointment to see a mechanic. You don't have to wait a week for the work to be done. And the price is definitely right.

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Parisians On Hunt For Baguettes As Bakers Get Nod To Take Vacation

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:19

An arcane law required bakers to tell city hall when they wanted to close up shop. Now that it's been scrapped, bakers can close any time, leaving Parisians hungry for good bread amid summer holidays.

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Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:13

The world's most famous physicist unveiled a novel idea that he says solves the mystery of the information paradox. Essentially, he explained, information can escape a black hole.

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