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Women's Doorstop Is 450 Million Years Old

Betty LeMaster took her 10 pound rock to Middle Tennessee State University to have it checked out. And according to the Daily News Journal, testing revealed her doorstop is fossilized coral.
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White House Faces Gay Marriage Court Deadline

President Obama is expected to file a friend of the court brief in a same-sex marriage case headed to the Supreme Court. But the president's position might not be as cut and dried as it seems.
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Insurance Industry Lab Creates Indoor Hailstorm

Hail causes about $1 billion in damage to U.S. property and crops each year. Insurers would like to minimize those losses. That's where the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety comes in. Earlier this month, the Institute created a full-scale hailstorm inside a laboratory. The idea is to study why the damage can be so bad.
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Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500 For 2nd Time

Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaimed his spot at the top with a late push in Sunday's race. Danica Patrick was the first woman to start from the pole, but she went on to finish eighth.
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Trial Against BP To Begin Over 2010 Rig Explosion

Some are calling it "the trial of century." In New Orleans Monday, dozens of lawyers will pack into a federal courtroom to argue over BP's civil liability from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Millions of barrels of oil fouled beaches from Texas to Florida. Billions of dollars are at stake.
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Hoboken Mayor Proposes 'Universal Solution' To Flooding

In New Jersey, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced a proposal to build seawalls and other mitigation efforts to fortify the city against flooding from future storms. Saltwater inundated low-lying parts of Hoboken for weeks after Hurricane Sandy. Zimmer wants to make Hoboken a test case for low-lying coastal cities like Boston and Philadelphia, but she'll need approval and support from the federal government to do it.

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