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Drones

Drones: The New Eye In the Sky

At the edge of an alfalfa field outside Grand Junction, Colorado Deputy Sheriff Derek Johnson squints at a speck crawling across the brilliant, hazy sky. It’s not a vulture or crow but a Falcon, a new brand of drones, and ...
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Elephant and dog

Elephant’s Best Friend

■    Dogs are supposed to be man's best friend, but a black Labrador has become the inseparable pal of an elephant living in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., safari park. The 32-year-old pachyderm Bubbles has formed a bond with Bella, a ...
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Holy Eggplant!!!

A Louisiana chef had a religious experience when he cut open an eggplant and found the word "God" spelled out by the seeds inside. Line cook Jermarcus Brady was sauteing vegetables at a Baton Rouge restaurant when he sliced the ...
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Changchun, China – Public toilets converted into restaurant

People living in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province have called for old public toilets that were partly converted into a restaurant to be put back to their original use, according to chinanews.com. "Why can't we use this public toilet? I ...
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Inequality: Why the poor are getting poorer

Why is America a nation of growing inequality? The yawning economic and cultural gap between the well-to-do and the working class—now wider than at almost any point in our history—has academics and pundits searching for explanations. Now, a new Harvard ...
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Household Economics: Racial Distribution

Many experts consider the wealth gap to be more pernicious than the income gap, as it perpetuates from generation to generation and has a powerful effect on economic security and mobility. Young black people are much less likely than young ...
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Chinese waste-to-energy plant will be a mile in circumference

On the mountainous outskirts of Shenzhen, a fast-growing mega-city in China, the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world is on the horizon. You can bet that this disk-shaped trash-burning plant isn’t going to do any wonders for China’s notoriously bad air quality ...
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96-year-old Indian man – World’s oldest father

■    A 96-year-old Indian man has been declared the world's oldest father after his wife bore a son last month—the second in two years. Ramjeet Raghav, a farmer in a village about 30 miles from Delhi, said the doctors who ...
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Painkillers - Deadly Risk To Women

Painkillers – Deadly Risk To Women

Overdoses of prescription painkillers have become one of the leading causes of death among women. More women now die from overdoses of prescription pills like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet than from cervical cancer, homicide, or street drugs such as heroin ...
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Elderly Swiss Couple Steals

Elderly Swiss Couple Steals For Fun

It may not be big world news when an Elderly Swiss Couple Steals from church collection boxes for the mere fun of it, but it's definitely news here! An elderly Swiss couple began robbing church collection boxes—because, they later told ...
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