Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals' retinas.
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As Sierra Leone's first national ambulance service revs up, there are a few bumps in the road.
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The Republican candidate, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is the state's top election official. He's been criticized for not doing enough to secure Georgia's voting systems.
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Hawaii is heavily Democratic and the primary is the most competitive election. Hawaii Gov. David Ige appeared to hold on to his job, while former Rep. Ed Case looks set to return to Washington.
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Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and his relationship to his birthplace was nothing if not complicated. He was often criticized for the way he depicted developing countries in his novels.
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Rep. Chris Collins said that by suspending his campaign, he was acting in the best interests of his constituents, the GOP and President Trump. But his name may stay on the ballot anyway.
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A year after white supremacists marched through town with tiki torches, Charlottesville residents say they wanted people to know the city "isn't a hashtag."
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This week in the Russia investigations: The White House wants to either get the deal it wants from the special counsel's office or get safely past what it believes is a Labor Day cutoff.
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Yosemite Valley is scheduled to reopen next week while firefighters continue to fight the Ferguson fire. Still, climate scientists and forest managers say change is at hand for the iconic National Park.
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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, once notorious for nudity and brawls, eases into its 78th year.
Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.
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Berlin postcard: Tempelhof Field, a former airport that's had many functions in history, from Nazi camp to U.S. base, now hosts modular homes for migrants and fun recreational areas.
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