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Making Mountains Out Of Trail Markers? Cairns Spark Debate In Southwest

1 hour 14 min ago

In recent years, the man-made piles of rocks have become steeped in controversy, with some declaring them symbols of unity and others saying they're "pointless reminders of human ego."

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In Peaceful Sri Lanka, Army Holds Thousands Of Acres Seized In Civil War

1 hour 14 min ago

Since the country's long fight against Tamil separatists ended, the economy and democracy have advanced. But for thousands of civilians displaced by war, the fight to recover their land continues.

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DNA Testing Identifies Another Victim Of Brutal Florida Reform School

1 hour 14 min ago

Researchers from the University of South Florida are piecing together what happened at the now-closed Dozier School for Boys, where 51 sets of remains were found in an unmarked graveyard.

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New Study Says Chilly Offices Hurt Women Workers' Productivity, Health

1 hour 14 min ago

Women tend to feel colder than men in heavily air-conditioned workplaces. Alan Hedge, a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University, explains why — and how it can impact companies' bottom lines.

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Kasich Makes The Cut, Perry Left In The Cold For First GOP Presidential Debate

1 hour 14 min ago

Fox News, which is hosting Thursday night's debate, announced Tuesday who made the main event. The cutoff line, which pollsters say is too sharp given polls' margins of error, could reshape campaigns.

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WHIP The Competition: Stat-Heads Buy Minor League Team, Lead It To First

1 hour 14 min ago

It's a fantasy baseball player's dream: Taking the reins at a real ballclub. That's what two baseball writers did this year, planning to run the minor league squad based on advanced statistics.

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Same-Sex Marriage Isn't Law Of The Land From Sea To Shining Sea

1 hour 14 min ago

While the Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it didn't affect American Indian tribes. The 566 tribes in the U.S. are sovereign, and only 10 have legalized gay marriage.

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Milwaukee's Rancorous Catholic Church Abuse Case May Finally Be Settled

1 hour 14 min ago

The archdiocese and a creditors committee say they've reached a deal that — if approved by a judge — would compensate abuse victims and end a church bankruptcy case. But a victims group isn't happy.

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Producer Billy Sherrill Brought Pop's Passion And Sheen To The Honky-Tonk

1 hour 14 min ago

He discovered Tammy Wynette, revived the career of George Jones, and produced and co-wrote some of country's best-known hits, including Wynette's "Stand By Your Man." Sherrill died Tuesday at 78.

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Do You Want To Build A Lawsuit? China Totally Copied 'Frozen,' Kid Says

1 hour 14 min ago

A new anthem produced for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is being attacked online as too similar to "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen." We asked a 5-year-old girl to assess the merits of the case.

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The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

1 hour 14 min ago

After its 2014 Advanced Placement U.S. history framework became a target of intense criticism, the College Board did something unusual: It agreed to a re-write.

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Bryce Harper Or Mike Trout: Are These Two Too Good?

1 hour 14 min ago

Commentator Frank Deford weighs in on two of the youngest, brightest stars in professional baseball.

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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

1 hour 14 min ago

The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been doing well.

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Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

1 hour 14 min ago

Baby showers, weddings, even meet-the-parent weekends don't have to include your actual loved ones, at least not in South Korea. A cottage casting industry exists to help fill your life-staging needs.

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Looking Up: Amusement Parks May Have A Record-Breaking Year

2 hours 27 min ago

Some 260 million people spend about $10 billion annually at regional theme parks, and attendance is soaring. To attract more thrill-seekers, the parks have been adding bigger, faster rides.

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Italian Crime Bosses' Coded Notes Get Them Busted

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:04am

Police can tap phones, which is why a mafioso might use pizzini, or scraps of paper with coded messages. But Italian police recently broke some of those codes, and made 11 arrests.

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Patriots Fan Interrupts Goodell's Vacation With Message In The Sky

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:04am

Upset by Tom Brady's suspension over "deflate-gate," Richard Pate of Maine hired a pilot to fly over the NFL commissioner's summer vacation home with a banner reading "Jet Back to New York!"

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Forget The 117 Steps: 3-D Video Makes Fallingwater Accessible To All

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

A filmmaker has created a way to make Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater accessible to those with physical limitations. Fallingwater is built into mountainous landscape and over a waterfall, and features lots of stairs. Someone who could only tour one level will now be able to experience the rest of the house by watching a 3-D video.

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How Cellphone Use Can Help Determine A Person's Creditworthiness

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

In the developing world, where many people lack bank accounts or credit cards, banks may hesitate to loan them money. But researchers say cellphones can help determine people's creditworthiness.

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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.

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