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In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing

The Lowertown neighborhood of Paducah, Ky., once riddled with crime and dilapidated homes, is now a haven for artists and a thriving community life. Artists and non-artists alike have been moving to the neighborhood since 2000, when the city decided to create the Artist Relocation Program.
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Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics. A new study finds that girls are more likely to take physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Americans Warned Not To Travel To Pakistan

The Department of State cautioned Americans Thursday not to travel to Pakistan. Officials also ordered nonessential government personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate in Lahore.
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The Changing Story Of Teens And Cars

When you're a teenager, there are many things you desperately want to find: friends, fun, a future, freedom. In American Graffiti, the iconic movie about teenagers set in 1962, the kids find all of that just by getting in their cars. But today, teens say they don't see cars the same way.
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Surviving Tragedy: 'It Brought Us Closer'

Ondelee Perteet survived being shot more than three years ago, but his recovery has been long and uncertain. Still, thanks to his mother Detreena — who he calls "a drill sergeant" — the teenager is relishing his second chance.
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Bill Clinton, Winfrey Receiving Presidential Medal Of Freedom

President Obama named 16 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor. Loretta Lynn, Gloria Steinem and Arturo Sandoval are also on the list.
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Can Congress Figure Out How To Rescue The Post Office?

The U.S. Postal Service lost some $16 billion last year and continues to bleed red ink. Congress has been unable to agree on a plan to turn things around. The latest proposal would allow the post office to end Saturday delivery in a year, and enable it to ship wine and beer.
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MLB Warns Of 'Absurd' Results Of San Jose's Antitrust Suit

Calling a lawsuit's potential results "absurd" for cities around the United States, Major League Baseball asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to its antitrust exemption filed by San Jose. The city hopes to lure the Oakland A's to relocate there.
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Yemen Official: New Round Of Drone Strikes Target Al-Qaida

The strikes killed at least 12 suspected militants, bringing to 31 the number killed since drone attacks were stepped up at the end of July.
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Common Core Curriculum Brings Big Shifts To Math Instruction

With the implementation of the new Common Core standards, parents across the country will notice a few changes in their kids' math homework.

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