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U.S. Treasury Earns LEED Certification

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The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the U.S. Department of Treasury's headquarters in downtown D.C. a gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Dan Tangherlini, a Treasury Department spokesman, says the U.S. Treasury Building - a national historic landmark - was recently renovated to increase natural light, improve heating and cooling systems, reduce water use, and enhance recycling. Tangherlini says the improvements are saving taxpayers $3.5 million in facilities costs.

The Treasury Department, constructed between 1836 and 1869, is the oldest building to receive the coveted certification.

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'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO's most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Analysis of the Supreme Court's last decisions of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the bench.

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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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