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The increasing popularity of the Appalachian Trail is raising concerns at Baxter State Park in Maine where thru-hikers often complete their arduous journeys with a celebratory climb up Mount Katahdin.

Most jobs added since the recession are going to workers either in the top third or the bottom third of income. Those in the middle are getting squeezed out — especially men.

A Marquette University scientist slogged through more than 200 rice varieties to find the most promising few; he then subjected those to real Wisconsin weather on rooftop paddies outside his lab.

San Quentin prison's university gets high marks. But few prisons in the nation are following the California model.

The U.S. has controlled the naval base for more than a century and sends Cuba an annual rent check of just over $4,000. And each year since the Castros took over, the Cubans have refused to cash it.

Baby boomers with the skill are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. In Georgia, inmates are given access to heavy tools and blowtorches so they can get a welding certificate.

Kids on club teams have an advantage in making the high school team. But many families are being priced out by the high cost of league fees, equipment, and travel that club sports require.

Thousands of migrants entered Austria on Sunday, as the flow of humanity from Syria and other troubled parts of the Middle East and Africa continued into Europe.

Iftah Ya Simsim was one of the earliest foreign-language Sesame Street spinoffs of when it launched in 1979. But the beloved show went dark when its studio was partially destroyed during the Gulf War.

The annual pillow fight among freshmen at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took a violent turn this year, with 30 injuries caused by cadets stuffing pillows with helmets and other hard objects.




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