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Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

From the shores of the Potomac to the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Va., paleontologists have been unearthing massive creatures buried in rock and clay. While the local finds are providing new clues about what our region looked like millions of years ago, Smithsonian scientists are looking west for new information about big predators that once roamed the Earth. We get the latest fossil finds and dinosaur news and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting these ancient specimens.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Pennsylvania's Senate Race Comes Down To Women In Philadelphia Suburbs

Women are the decisive vote in the Pennsylvania Senate race, where Democratic challenger Katie McGinty is seeking to oust GOP Sen. Pat Toomey. They are competing for women voters worried about economic and national security. The battleground is the Philadelphia-area suburbs.
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Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.

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