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Sheep Named After Rugby Star Predicts World Cup Win

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Sonny Wool the sheep has taken the mantle of the late Paul the Octopus, which shot to fame in last year's soccer World Cup. Choosing from two bowls of foods, each with a flag of opposing teams in this year's Rugby World Cup, Sonny accurately predicted every game through the championship match, where New Zealand beat France. Of course, Sonny Wool is named after a star of New Zealand's All Blacks: Sonny Bill Williams.
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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

An artist has designed a robot that purposefully defies Isaac Asimov's law that "a robot may not harm humanity" — to bring urgency to the discussion about self-driving and other smart technology.

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