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In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near

The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.
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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.
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Somali-Americans Arrested In Islamic State Recruiting Plot

The FBI arrested six young Somali-Americans Sunday, two in San Diego and four in Minneapolis. The government says they were conspiring to travel to Syria and join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards

Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out.
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Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't

Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.
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'Post And Courier' Of Charleston, S.C., Wins Pulitzer For Public Service

The newspaper's series examined why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the U.S. Anthony Doerr won the prize for fiction for All the Light We Cannot See.
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Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.
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Shipwrecks Ahoy: Coast Guard Shares Pics From Crystal-Clear Lake Michigan

All of that cold, fresh water has helped preserve wrecked ships over the years. A Coast Guard helicopter recently captured some striking images of historic ships.
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Twitter Now Allows Users To Receive Direct Messages From Any User

Before today, a Twitter user could send direct messages only if the recipient was one of the user's followers. Now there's an option that would allow users to message anyone on Twitter.
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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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