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As The Arctic Opens Up, The U.S. Is Down To A Single Icebreaker

Melting ice means more of the Arctic is accessible to exploration and shipping, and countries are racing to establish a presence. But they still need heavy icebreakers, and the U.S. is falling behind.
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Cattle Drive Saves Hundreds Of Cows Stranded By Texas Flooding

A herd of cattle is safe Monday, thanks to cowboys and volunteers who worked to move some 500 cows and calves that were threatened by the rising Trinity River.
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As Caviar Prices Skyrocket, Sturgeon Poachers Invade Pacific Northwest

Global sturgeon populations are collapsing — most notably in Russia, where caviar is known as black gold. That's fueling a market for illegal caviar and driving poachers to the Columbia River.
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Joe Biden's Advice On Compassion And Family, In His Own Words

"It's not all that difficult, folks, to be compassionate when you've been the beneficiary of compassion in your lowest moments," the vice president told Yale graduates in May.

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'Call Me Caitlyn': Bruce Jenner Reveals New Name

Today's revelation came in Vanity Fair. The former Olympic gold-medal-winning decathlete had revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman.
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Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "look policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.
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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham Joins Battle For Republican Nomination

Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.
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Supreme Court Tosses Out Man's Conviction For Making Threats On Facebook

The messages Anthony Elonis posted to Facebook prompted his now ex-wife to get a state protection order against him, and led his bosses to fire him.
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A Manifesto On Diversity In Public Media

The host of the award-winning programs State of the Re:Union and Reveal shares his ideas about making public radio sound more like America.
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Training Doctors To Talk About Vaccines Fails To Sway Parents

An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.

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