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Ambitious 'Human Cell Atlas' Aims To Catalog Every Type Of Cell In The Body

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:00

Already the project has revealed a previously unknown type of cell in the windpipe that might play a role in cystic fibrosis — and lead to a new treatment, scientists say.

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After 17 Days And 1,000 Miles, A Mother Orca's 'Tour Of Grief' Is Over

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:17

After carrying her calf's corpse for an unusually long time, a "remarkably frisky" Tahlequah, or J-35, as the orca's known, was seen Saturday chasing a school of salmon with fellow members of her pod.

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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 17:06

Some cities in the Bay Area want to stop tech companies from offering free or discounted food in their cafeterias. The idea is to make employees go to local businesses for their meals.

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Washington Prepares For White Supremacist Rally

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 16:33

An update on the march by white supremacists in Washington D.C.

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Utah Sending The Nation's First Woman State Senator To D.C., As A Statue

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:59

Utah plans to send a statue of suffragette, senator and polygamist Martha Hughes Cannon to represent the state in the U.S. Capitol. It's a subtle approach to changing perceptions of women in Utah.

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D.C. Prepares For White Supremacist Rally And Counterprotests

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:44

A white supremacist rally is expected next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite The Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

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For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:31

Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year's midterm elections.

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Growers Are Beaming Over The Success Of Lasers To Stave Off Thieving Birds

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:01

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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Chasing A Dream: An Ambulance Service That People Can Trust

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:00

As Sierra Leone's first national ambulance service revs up, there are a few bumps in the road.

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Election Security Becomes A Political Issue In Georgia Governor's Race

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 05:00

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 Democratic Primaries: Gov. David Ige, Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard Lead Results

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 04:51

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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V.S. Naipaul, Controversial Author And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 85

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 19:55

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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Congressman Charged With Insider Trading Changes His Mind: He Won't Run Again

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 14:03

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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'We Are Resilient:' Memorials, Heavy Police Presence Mark Charlottesville Anniversary

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:50

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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The Russia Investigations: Is Robert Mueller Stumbling Into Time Trouble?

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:05

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 To Reopen After Closure Due To Fire and Smoke

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:19

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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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Gets Mellow

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:19

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, once notorious for nudity and brawls, eases into its 78th year.

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Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:19

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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The Site Of The Berlin Airlift Now Serves As Refugee Shelter And Big Open Park

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:19

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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Another 'Kiki Challenge' Video From India Earns 2 Million Views — And 3 Arrests

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:00

The police came after the guys who made the video because of their dangerous stunts. The courts gave them what some folks think is a highly appropriate punishment.

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