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Dozens Hurt In Explosion At Chemical Plant Near Baton Rouge

Police say they aren't yet sure how many people might have been hurt at the factory that produces flammable hydrocarbons.
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Natural DNA Cannot Be Patented, Supreme Court Rules

A Utah biotech company argued that its discovery of two genes highly associated with breast and ovarian cancer deserved to be patented. A unanimous court disagreed. Researchers, medical groups and patients had been pushing for the patent to be denied.
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New York Hospitals Shelve Rivalries For Proton Beam Project

Instead of waiting for individual hospitals to apply to build proton centers, a health planning council solicited proposals, promising to favor collaborative approaches. A five-hospital group that teamed with a private company got the go-ahead to build in New York City.
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Now He Tells Us: 'Tang Sucks,' Says Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin

Kids were told in the '60s that the astronauts loved that orange drink. Well, the second man on the moon says otherwise.
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Colorado Fires: New Evacuations, More Homes Burned

Around 360 homes near Colorado Springs had been destroyed by midday Thursday. The wildfire there is one of several burning across the state. So far, no injuries or deaths have been reported.
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How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord

One of the simplest ways to invest in real estate is through a real estate investment trust. REITs generate income for investors by leasing commercial properties. As part of his quest to put $5,000 to work, NPR's Uri Berliner learns that what counts as real estate in a REIT keeps expanding.
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Gamers Converge On L.A. For Electronic Entertainment Expo

The biggest players in the video gaming industry are attending E3. Gamers have been anticipating the unveiling of new products from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and other companies.
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NHL Finals: After 3 OTs, Chicago Beats Boston In Game 1

The Chicago Blackhawks have beaten the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago won 4-3 in a game that went into triple overtimes. It was the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
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Will A Kill Switch Stop Cell Phones From Being Stolen?

Law enforcement officials are pressing cell phone companies to make their devices more theft resistant. Mobile phones — iPhones especially — have become common targets of robbers and thieves.

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