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Virginia's Libraries Seek To Preserve WWII Memories

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The program is intended to keep alive the memories of what some call the "Greatest Generation."Often veterans, their spouses, and children store mementos in an attic or basement and forget them, library officials say.

Librarian of Virgina Sandra Treadway says the collection effort is an attempt to document the experiences of 300,000 state residents who served during World War II, and to preserve the documents for future generations.

Approximately 11,000 Virginians did not return home from the war.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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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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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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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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