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'Cold Mountain' Takes Civil War Odyssey To The Opera Stage

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:03am

The best-selling novel and star-studded movie gets the operatic treatment from Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon with a world premiere in Santa Fe.

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One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 5:56pm

Natalia Molchanova took a recreational dive on Sunday, didn't come back up and is feared dead. Free divers hold their breath until they surface for air, instead of using breathing equipment.

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At This Summer Camp, Some Of The Best Friends Are Marine Mammals

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 5:25pm

Summer camp typically brings to mind s'mores, campfires and the beach. But for some kids in Southern California, camp is where they learn to care for sick and stranded sea lions and elephant seals.

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Who's In, Who's Out: Selection Day For The GOP Presidential Debate

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 5:06pm

Donald Trump is on top, followed by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Chris Christie and John Kasich barely make it in, while Rick Perry misses the cutoff for the main debate stage.

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The Soy Car Seat: Are Companies Doing Enough For The Environment?

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:39pm

Corporate sustainability reports help measure firms' ecological footprints. Ford, for example, touts renewable materials in its cars. But some environmentalists say the reports can be misleading.

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Judge Strikes Down Idaho 'Ag-Gag' Law, Raising Questions For Other States

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:26pm

A judge ruled Monday that an Idaho law criminalizing undercover investigations of farms is unconstitutional. Seven states have similar laws, but legal experts say they may not stand much longer.

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Why 'Pep' The Prison Dog Got Such A Bum Rap

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 3:47pm

He killed the Pennsylvania governor's wife's cat — or so the story went. As it turns out, the Labrador was sentenced to the grim corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary to live up to his name.

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