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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
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President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly'

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.
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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
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A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.
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If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?
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Missing: Bag Of Money Left On Roof Of Armored Car

The vehicle in Atlantic City, N.J., pulled off with $21,000 on its roof. The cash-strapped Revel casino, which is closing its doors, hopes someone finds the money.
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Two Miles From Protests, Residents Want Calm To Return To Ferguson

If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.

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