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College Student Opts For Solar-Powered House Over Dorm Room

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 6:34am

Rob Dunn, who is a senior at Green Mountain College in Vermont, told The Rutland Herald that it cost $3,000 to build the 96-square-foot house.

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Police Dashboard Camera Records Officer Helping Woman In Labor

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 5:58am

After Seattle police officer Anthony Reynolds pulled over a car, the driver shouted his wife was in labor. There was no time for an ambulance. The officer assisted in the delivery of a baby girl.

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Refugees Crowd Tourists Sites On Greek Island Of Kos

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Residents of the Greek Island of Kos find themselves pulled in two directions. Many feel sympathy for the thousands of refugees that have arrived on their shores, but locals are also worried that the refugee crisis could destroy the tourist industry which provides the bulk of their income.

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U.S. Steel To End Operations At Alabama's Fairfield Works Mill

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

U.S. Steel says it plans to close a major operation in Birmingham. More than 1,100 people are expected to lose their jobs in an area that has long been a center of the region's steel industry.

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For The First Time, Female Soldiers To Graduate From Army's Ranger School

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

The Army says two female lieutenants in their 20s will graduate from Ranger school this week. Ranger training is some of the toughest in the Army, physically and mentally. The Pentagon has not made a decision yet on whether the women will be approved for ground combat.

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NRLB Rules Northwestern Football Players May Not Unionize

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Northwestern football students don't have the right to join a union. The National Labor Relations Board dismissed a previous ruling that granted the students' petition to join the College Athletes Players Association. Monday's ruling failed to answer the big question: are student athletes university employees?

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Firefighters' Families Demand Answers About Tianjin Chemical Explosion

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

David Greene talks to Emily Rauhala, the Beijing correspondent for "The Washington Post, for the latest on the Tianjin blast, and the government's promises "not to cover anything up."

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Deadly Bomb Attack Rips Through Popular Bangkok Shrine

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

A bomb in Bangkok on Monday killed an estimated 20 people with scores more injured. Thailand's prime minister is describing it as the country's worst attack ever.

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Fish Boils, A Summer Tradition, Comes Alive In The Upper Midwest

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Scandinavians immigrants developed an ingenious way to feed large groups of people on the cheap: fish boils. A hundred years later, the tradition lives on with residents feasting on whitefish.

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How Pools Became Democratizing Forces In Rapidly Changing Washington, D.C.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

As Washington, D.C. grows so does the demand for recreation. Swimming pools are high on the list. What many people don't know is that some of the most popular city pools were once state of the art facilities — built for black city residents.

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Chinese-Made 'Monster Hunt' Dominates Theaters During Hollywood Blackout

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

"Monster Hunt," a life-action, CGI fantasy, has brought in more than $330 in China this summer. The Chinese-made film has now made more money than any other movie except for "Furious 7."

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Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Can reusable bags at the grocery store change what people buy? Consumers who prefer reusable bags at grocery stores tend to buy more organic food. Researchers say that makes sense, given that the reusable bags suggest a concern for the environment — but they also buy more junk food, like candy and cookies. We explore why.

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Heroin Crisis Ups Demand For Treatment As Program Funding Is Cut

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Demand for heroin addiction treatment is rising across the country. Chicago's heroin problem has been exacerbated by the state's funding shortages for its drug treatment programs.

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In The Upper Midwest, Summertime Means Fish Boils

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Scandinavian immigrants developed an ingenious way to feed large groups of people on the cheap: fish boils. More than 100 years later, the tradition — and the spectacle — lives on.

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Refugees Crowd Tourist Sites On Greek Island Of Kos

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Many residents feel sympathy for the refugees that have arrived on their shores, but locals are also worried that the crisis could destroy the tourist industry which provides the bulk of their income.

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Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:48am

After a six-year delay, Medicare proposes to reimburse doctors who hold end-of-life discussions with Medicare patients. The federal program is now soliciting public comments on the idea.

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Durand-Ruel: The Art Dealer Who Liked Impressionists Before They Were Cool

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:47am

Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel acquired some 5,000 Impressionist works long before others were buying them. Claude Monet said he and his artist friends "would have died of hunger" without him.

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Feeling Momentum, Fiorina Visits The Iowa State Fair

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:46am

The Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO has received much attention — and strong poll numbers — since her performance at a candidate forum in early August.

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A Meme Gets An Uncomfortable Backstory In 'Straight Outta Compton'

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 1:03am

The N.W.A biopic pays homage to a cultural reference made famous by member Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday, but writer Allison Davis didn't find the joke funny.

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New York City Council Considers Plan To Text 911

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:47am

Federal regulations already make it possible to send that message but cities aren't always set to receive. The measure reportedly would let witnesses send photos and videos too.

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