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Plant Explosion Unites Small Texas Community

In West, Texas, investigators are trying to find out what caused the fire and subsequent explosion at a fertilizer plant last week. Meanwhile, the small town is mourning those killed — most of them first responders.
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Gangs Scrutinized After Colo. Correction Chief's Murder

Investigators trying to unravel the murder of Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements seem to find many of the threads leading back to the 211 Crew. That's a white supremacist gang in Colorado's prisons. While a direct connection is still elusive, the evidence so far raises questions about the group, and the extent of their reach.
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Scammers Find Fertile Ground In Health Law

Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in health insurance scams across the country. Many of the scammers seem to be preying on the public's confusion over the massive changes taking place in the nation's health care system.
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Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market

In the U.S., 3 percent of the CEOs at top companies are women; in India, that figure is 14 percent. Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett says women in India and other emerging economies, like China and Brazil, are surpassing their American and European counterparts. They're "pointing the way," she says.
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This Building Is Supergreen. Will It Be Copied?

The Bullitt Foundation's new Seattle headquarters, billed as the world's "greenest" building, is designed to be entirely self-sustaining. The developers hope it can inspire others to build this way.
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Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week

Joysticks in hand, participants played what was perhaps the world's biggest video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia. The interactive light display kicked off a week of events for the annual celebration of the local tech scene.
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Antares Rocket Launch Is A Success, In Test Of Orbital Supply Vehicle

The Antares rocket launch is back on Sunday afternoon, as engineers and spectators look for the rocket to lift off from a launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The mission had been postponed twice this week, due to high winds in one case and a loose cable in another.

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Midwest River Towns Ready Themselves For Cresting Floodwaters

Towns in Missouri, central Illinois and at least four other Midwestern states are under a flood warning, as heavy spring rains swell the Mississippi and other rivers to dangerously high crests.

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