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    The Senate rejects gun control measures. A fertilizer plant in Texas explodes. And an update on the Boston marathon bombing.

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    With the Boston Marathon attack and ricin scare coming in the same week, this was the first time since 2001 that the U.S. experienced events similar to those of Sept. 11, according to New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg. "The bombing at the marathon goes to the very heart of the question that was raised by 9/11, which is, what does it mean to live in a free society? How hunkered down do we need to be?" Stolberg said.

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    Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

    The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).
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    No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

    A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
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    Maureen McDonnell Didn't Give Special Treatment To Star Scientific, Witness Testifies

    A defense witness in the corruption trail against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, says the former first lady often traveled the state promoting state businesses, countering the notion she gave special treatment to the company at the heart of the corruption trial.
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    The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge — And What It Means For ALS

    A recent fundraising challenge has gone viral on social media, calling attention to research into Lou Gehrig's disease. Forbes contributor Dan Diamond discusses the state of that research.

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