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Schools Not Keeping Track When Kids Are Behind On Their Shots

California lets kindergartners start school as long as they've had the first dose of all required vaccines. But some schools aren't tracking whether such kids end up getting all the doses they need.
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Upcycling, Underground: Huge Bike Park Opens In Former Limestone Mine

The owners of a Kentucky cavern say they've made the world's largest indoor bike park, with 320,000 square feet of riding. It just happens to be 100 feet below the surface.
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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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What If Napoleon Had Come To America?

Two centuries ago, the fallen French emperor was licking his wounds and dreaming of America.
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Family Confirms U.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Dead

In a statement, her family said they had received information the 26-year-old was dead. Mueller, who was captured in August 2013, was a prisoner of the self-described Islamic State when she died.
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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates To B-U-S-H

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force " ... just like President Bush."
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Snowfall Obliterates Records In Boston: 'Another Winter Storm?!'

Boston has had more than 72 inches of snow in the past 30 days, breaking a record set in 1978, the National Weather Service says.
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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To A Tootsie Pop's Center?

Mathematicians at New York University have come up with an answer: 1,000. Previous studies, however, found it only took a few hundred licks to get to the chewy center.
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Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

After years of dealing with doubters, one writer examines the lives of other people with mixed Asian-American and Jewish heritage, and what that means for their faith.
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Great Teachers: We Had Our Say, Now It's Your Turn

From social media, comments on the blog and email — here are a few stories of your great teachers.

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