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From The Mouths Of Apes, Babble Hints At Origins of Human Speech

You say banana; this orangutan says ... well, it's hard to tell what she's saying. But the rhythmic, speechlike sounds of the zoo-dwelling ape have started scientists talking.
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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.
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In Wake Of Lapses, Top Secret Service Officials Are Told To Leave

The Washington Post is reporting the departures would gut much of the agency's upper management following security lapses that led to harsh criticism of the presidential protection service.
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House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

The House moved to turn back President Obama's immigration actions. The White House is pushing back. Now what?
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Another Shooting Puts Albuquerque Police Back In The Spotlight

On Tuesday night, officers shot and killed a suspect who they say fired at them.
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Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.
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Threatened By Liability, Iowa City Bans Sledding

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits.
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Chicago Scrambles To Remain Top Contender For Obama Library

The Obama Library Foundation says it has major concerns about the proposals from two Chicago universities. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says he's confident that Chicago will beat out New York and Hawaii.
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Supreme Court Considers Whether A Sock Is Drug Paraphernalia

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about a graduate student who was deported after four Adderall pills were found in his sock.
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Free-Climbers Close In On Summit Of Yosemite's El Capitan

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are using only their hands and feet to ascend the nearly 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. Ropes are used only to break a fall.

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