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First Lives Lost In Colorado Wildfire

The Black Forest Fire burning near Colorado Springs is now the state's most destructive fire ever. At least two people have been confirmed killed. That fire also has forced nearly 40,000 people to evacuate. It's consumed more than 300 homes since lightening first ignited it on Monday.
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Supreme Court: Human Genes May Not Be Patented

Thursday's decision by the high court upends 30 years of patent awards granted by the U.S. Patent Office. The ruling also has enormous implications for the future of personalized medicine.
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Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

The state is trying to keep tabs on its bear population. Undergraduates at Unity College are in the woods tranquilizing bears and collaring them so the state can better understand the animals.
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A Second Chance For A Father And Foster Son

As a young father, Horace Atwater Jr. grappled with a drug addiction. I "lost everything," he says, including his wife and two sons. Years later, he took in Adrian, who at 14 had already experienced plenty of his own hard times.
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GOP Lawmakers Greet Obama's Syria Step, But Urge A Leap

The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.
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Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine's Dog Tag Found Again

Lanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last saw his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever, lost in the mad rush to save his life and to help the men he was with when they walked into a minefield.
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5 Things To Know About America's Fastest-Growing Counties

Energy production, military realignment, Hispanic immigration, student enrollment and changing retirement patterns are among the forces driving population gains in America's fastest-growing counties.
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Unpaid No More: Interns Win Major Court Battle

A federal ruling against a major movie studio's use of unpaid interns could have a wide impact on uncompensated labor, including internships for college credit. Workers' advocates say many interns are preventing workers who can't afford to work free from entering the labor force.

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