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    Ups And Downs In Oil And Gas But Gas Remains A Cheaper Heat

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    The government is out with its annual forecast for the cost of heat. The feds say the cost of heating with natural gas is rising a bit after a few years of decline. The cost of heating oil is lower than last year, but even with those trends people who heat with gas will still enjoy an advantage.
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    Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

    Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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    Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

    Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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    John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

    The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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    When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

    Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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