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Families Protest Burying Remains At 9/11 Memorial

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Families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks are at odds with officials over how to handle the unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center. Officials have been planning to place them in bedrock underneath the memorial in New York City. But families say the memorial is not a graveyard and they should be the ones to make the decision on a final resting place. The dispute comes days after news that remains from some unidentified victims were dumped in landfills.
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Is D.C. The Butt Of The Joke Or A Comedy Powerhouse?

Humor isn't often the subject of scientific inquiry, but the results of a new "humor algorithm" devised by the University of Colorado ranks D.C. among the funniest cities in the country.

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Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.
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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
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Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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