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Florida’s Great Python Challenge Is Over; Not Many Are Caught

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Bill Booth stretches out a dead Burmese python caught during Florida's Python Challenge on Jan. 19.Enlarge image i

Bill Booth stretches out a dead Burmese python caught during Florida’s “Python Challenge” on Jan. 19.


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High-Speed Rail Buzz Overpowers Daily Chug Of Freight Trains

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A Union Pacific freight train passes over a grade crossing in Elmhurst, Ill.Enlarge image i

A Union Pacific freight train passes over a grade crossing in Elmhurst, Ill.


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From The Inner City: Leading A New Generation Of Muslim Americans

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Rami Nashashibi, fourth from left, claps as he marches with IMAN leaders during a May Day immigration rally in Chicago in 2007.Enlarge image i

Rami Nashashibi, fourth from left, claps as he marches with IMAN leaders during a May Day immigration rally in Chicago in 2007.

What Nuclear Bombs Tell Us About Our Tendons

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Nuclear bomb tests like this one, conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1957, are helping scientists understand how the human body works.Enlarge image i

Nuclear bomb tests like this one, conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1957, are helping scientists understand how the human body ...

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Romanian Horse Meat In British Lasagna Reveals Complex Global Food Trade

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Not all countries in Europe shun horse meat, as the sign above this butcher shop in Paris attests. But horse-eating Europeans still don't like being swindled.Enlarge image i

Not all countries in Europe shun horse meat, as the sign above this butcher shop in Paris attests. But ...

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For Australian Observatory, Asteroid 2012 DA14 Was Their Time In The Spotlight

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This image shows asteroid 2012 DA14 and the Eta Carinae Nebula, with the white box highlighting the asteroid's path. The image was taken using a 3 refractor equipped with a color CCD camera. The telescope is located at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia and is maintained and owned by iTelescope.net.Enlarge image ...

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Rubio On The Move, At Least Once The House Sells

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works in his Capitol Hill office on Feb. 7.Enlarge image i

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works in his Capitol Hill office on Feb. 7.


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Darkness Provides A Fix For Kittens With Bad Vision

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Scientists found that darkness worked far better than they expected as a treatment for kittens with lazy eye.Enlarge image i

Scientists found that darkness worked far better than they expected as a treatment for kittens with lazy eye.


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Senate Votes To Continue Debate On Hagel Nomination

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A cloture vote on the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary failed in the Senate, today.

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., who has been nominated to be the next secretary of defense.Enlarge image i

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., who has been nominated to ...

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Deputy And Teacher Praised For Talking Down Alabama Gunman At School

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As the nation watched anxiously to see how the manhunt in California for accused cop-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner would turn out, a harrowing situation at an Alabama middle school thankfully ended peacefully.

AL.com reports that a man entered the school in Chelsea, Ala., Tuesday afternoon and “held several students at gunpoint.”

But the father of one young girl who was held captive says the situation did not end tragically because a physical education teacher “jumped in between the ...

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Fear Of Cantaloupes and Crumpets? A ‘Phobia’ Rises From The Web

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  • Seeds of fear? To most of us, this cantaloupe and horn melon look like a healthy breakfast or snack.

  • But for some trypophobes, the clusters of seeds in a melon can evoke anxiety, nervousness and even nausea.

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Obama’s Call For Higher Minimum Wage Could Have Ripple Effect

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Wendy Brown of Schenectady, N.Y., holds a sign before an Occupy Albany rally pushing for a raise in New York's minimum wage on May 29, 2012.Enlarge image i

Wendy Brown of Schenectady, N.Y., holds a sign before an Occupy Albany rally pushing for a raise in New ...

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