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'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's Pain

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:35am

Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared to recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.

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2-4-6-8, A 401(k) Would Be Great: Calif. Law Makes Cheerleaders Employees

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bars professional teams there from treating their cheerleaders as independent contractors. The bill came after lawsuits alleged the cheerleaders were underpaid.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Of Religious Rights, Tax Status

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Religious colleges worry that if they stick to their convictions, they may lose tax-exempt status. That happened to Bob Jones University in 1983 because it continued to prohibit interracial dating.

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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The president has tackled issues of race much more forcefully and directly of late, as seen not only in his speeches but in his policies — including commutation of the sentences of drug offenders.

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Chattanoogans Find Killings Of Four Marines 'Incomprehensible'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Officials are trying to piece together why a man shot the Marines yesterday in a rampage at two military facilities. As details emerge, people in Chattanooga are asking how this could happen there.

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In Clothes And Language, 'Clueless' Offered Counterpoint To Grunge Crowd

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

This weekend marks 20 years since the release of Clueless, a film that critic Jen Chaney says remains infectious and has had a lasting impact on fashion and popular culture.

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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The eurozone's third bailout program for Greece was largely the work of German leaders, but makes may Germans uncomfortable. They want a hard line taken with Greece, but fear being seen as bullies.

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On The Cold, Dead Fringes Of The Galaxy, Pluto Looks Shockingly Lively

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

NASA scientist Carly Howett says no one expected the kind of geologic activity that the New Horizons spacecraft appears to have found on the dwarf planet and its moon.

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Jury Rejects Insanity Defense For Theater Shooter, Who May Get Death Penalty

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

James Holmes was found guilty of storming a midnight premier for the latest Batman movie, where he shot and killed 12 people and hurt 70 more. The question now is if Holmes will get the death penalty.

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Seven Decades Ago, A New, Enormous Kind Of Explosion

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Seventy years ago this week, in the New Mexico desert, U.S. Army scientists detonated the first atom bomb. NYU physics professor Benjamin Bederson was among those who worked on the Manhattan Project.

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Science Confirms 2014 Was Hottest Yet Recorded, On Land And Sea

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The international report card's out and confirms the hottest average on record — for a third time in 15 years. More than 400 scientists contributed data, finding a spike in sea and air temperatures.

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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

As a teen, Oshea Israel killed another young man at a party. Years later, as the end of his prison time approached, Israel met the mother of the man he murdered — and earned her forgiveness.

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Sugar Hooked Us On Yogurt. Could Savory Be The New Sweet?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Americans embraced yogurt only after manufacturers upped the sweet factor. Now new startups aim to wean us from the sugar habit. Think yogurt with a kick of jalapeño or a drizzle of olive oil.

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Little Hero, Big Screen: The Entomology Of 'Ant-Man'

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

In Ant-Man, the latest Avengers superhero movie, Marvel Studios had to portray the tiny insects as realistic, yet relatable. Two ant scientists weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.

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Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.

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To Iranian Business Leader, Nuclear Pact Opens Long-Awaited Opportunities

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Mehdi Behkish, the head of Iran's International Chamber of Commerce in Tehran, explains why he supports the country's nuclear agreement with world powers, and how Iran can move forward.

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What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The recent nuclear deal covers only a fraction of U.S. sanctions against Iran; most of the restrictions on businesses will stay in place. But there are exceptions. Who will benefit?

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The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:51am

Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.

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The View From Inside Syria

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:41am

Saeed al-Batal is a pseudonym for a Syrian photographer who lives in a rebel area near the capital Damascus. In one of his periodic talks with NPR, he says he has just lost his home again.

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Stab It With A Dinglehopper! Seagull Goes After Eagle In Alaska

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:55am

After the raptor snagged a fellow seagull, it had to fend off others of the species to keep its meal.

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