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Communities Uneasy As Utilities Look For Places To Store Coal Ash

In 2014, after disastrous spills and opposition from environmentalists, the EPA imposed new rules on the storage of coal ash. Two towns are pushing back against different ways of storing the ash.
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Former ABC News Chief Encounters Learning Curve As Rookie Anchor

David Westin was president of ABC News for nearly 14 years and often tangled with his anchors. Now he's the anchor of the morning show on Bloomberg TV, and is learning how much he really didn't know.
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Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

The South American country is experiencing widespread shortages of food and medicine, along with rolling power blackouts. All of which have sparked rioting and large anti-government protests.
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Life-Size Noah's Ark To Open Amid A Flood Of Skepticism

The replica opens in Williamstown, Ky., this week. The group behind Ark Encounter and many local officials say it will be an economic boon to the area, but some locals are skeptical.
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Brexit Could Threaten England's Global Technology Status

London-based tech companies face the uncertainty of the upcoming exit from the European Union. Many worry about less investment and less access to the talent they need to grow. Some may just leave.
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Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don't Come Out

The Lumineers are among many artists frustrated by people on their mobile devices during performances. Their singer explains why they're asking fans to lock up their phones with a new technology.
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From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

With names like Hickory King and Boone County White, heirloom corn finds new popularity. A Kentucky hilltop farmer makes it into corn chips, and a distillery has picked its first historical variety.
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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

They were earning a little less than $3.50 a day. Then their bonus was cut. They didn't trust their union to stand up for them. So they had only one choice.
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How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy

A project called TransActive Grid is testing a new way to trade solar power among neighbors. For now only credits are being traded — not actual energy — using the technology that underpins bitcoin.
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Brexit As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Young Migrant

Some 100,000 Lithuanians live in the U.K. — a huge percentage of the tiny EU nation. We hear from one young Lithuanian, back in Vilnius for the summer, whose future is now in question after Brexit.

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