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Virginia Lab Helps ID Migrants Who Die In Ariz. Desert

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Bode Technology Group has helped Mexico make at least 47 positive identifications of migrants found in the Arizona desert since the program began a couple of years ago. Many other cases are pending.

The process begins with a search for other identification or clues on the remains of those found along smuggling routes in the desert.

Lorenia Ton from Mexico's consulate in Tucson visits the morgues of southern Arizona. She looks for identifiers such as a phone number written inside pant legs or a piece of paper sewn into a backpack. If identification is found, the lab tries to confirm it by matching DNA to samples from relatives.

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How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's running mate. The two agree on how government should tackle abortion and gun control, but disagree on the authorization of military force.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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