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TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones and other electronic devices charged. The devices might not be allowed onboard if they can't power up.
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Firecracker Man Calls Himself A Little Nuts

John Fletcher of Michigan celebrated Independence Day by setting off 10,500 firecrackers attached to his body. He's done this for years. Sometimes he gets injured.
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Funnel Cloud Photo Bombs Wedding Pix

As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.
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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revitalize itself using a land bank.
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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.
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For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.
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A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.
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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.
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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.
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Increasing Use Of Oil Trains Inspires Backlash From States

It's been a year since a train carrying crude oil exploded near a town in Quebec, killing nearly 50. The accident drew attention to the use of railroads to ship crude from North Dakota to the coasts.

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