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Cleveland Fan Grabs 4 Foul Balls At Indians Game

Greg Van Niel is a Cleveland Indians season-ticket holder. But he wasn't sitting in his usual seats when he grabbed four foul balls at yesterday's game at Progressive Field in Cleveland against the Kansas City Royals.
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A Peek Inside A Once Top Secret Spot In Atomic Age History

Want to take a tour of the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor? It's in Richland, Wash., and if you're lucky, your guide will be one of the people who worked here when the place was still new. Physicist Paul Vinther signed on at the plant in June 1950, and he now gives tours.
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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas

The case focuses on a line of plastic resins made by Eastman Chemical. The resins don't contain BPA but may indeed act like estrogens, two other chemical companies allege. Eastman is suing.
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How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

A group of good guy hackers showed us how they can listen in on phone conversations and read text messages of Verizon customers simply by using inexpensive store bought technology.
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In Second Term, Obama Takes Softer Tone Toward Bushes

When President Obama took office, he rarely invoked the Bush name unless it was to assign blame. Today, he more often mentions the family in admiration. When former President George H.W. Bush visits the White House on Monday, it will be Obama's third Bush meeting in three months.
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Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery

The anterior approach for total hip replacement involves going in through the front of the hip, rather than the back. Proponents say it speeds up recovery time. But recovery time has improved a lot with the traditional techniques, too, and there's not yet enough evidence to say this is better.
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Remembering Cory Monteith Of 'Glee'

Cory Monteith was known to most Americans as Finn Hudson, the high school football star turned glee club member. But the star of TV's "Glee," who was found dead this weekend at age 31, was a former high school dropout who used an unorthodox audition tape to get noticed.
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When Employees Need More Than An Advance On Their Paycheck

Some companies offer employees one-on-one financial counseling. The service can be revealing.
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National Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict: 'What Next?'

George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin spurred emotional reaction around the country.
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New York Turns To Old Voting Machines For Upcoming Primary

Election officials in New York City, worried that electronic voting machines won't work in September's primary, are going back in time and back to warehouses to bring out their antique, lever-operated ancestors.

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