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Massey Slurry Pollution Case Preparing For Trail

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The judges say plaintiffs can't use words like "poison" or "toxic soup" in openings but can use them in closing arguments. And they delayed ruling on Massey's request that other topics be excluded, including problems it has had with coal slurry at other subsidiaries and litigation with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Some 700 people accuse Massey and Rawl Sales & Processing Co. of poisoning their wells with slurry. Jury selection is set to begin Aug. 1 in Wheeling.

The judges will allow medical bills and other evidence of illness as they try seven cases involving nine wells and 17 residents.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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