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Ga. Center Takes Pets When Families Have To Evacuate

It's that time of year again: The Atlantic hurricane season begins Saturday and lasts six months. In past storms, some people have chosen not to evacuate because many shelters don't take pets. So Georgia decided to create a shelter exclusively for animals.
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Investors Approve Empire State Building IPO

The Empire State Building is going public. The landmark's owners approved a plan this week to offer shares of the building to Wall Street investors. The plan, however, was not without a fight.
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Arab-Americans: A 'Growing' Community, But By How Much?

The Census Bureau estimates 1.5 million Americans claim Arab ancestry. But some advocates say the Arab-American community is more than double that size.
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VIDEO: Miranda Lambert's Tears At 'Healing In The Heartland'

Among several emotional moments during Wednesday's benefit concert for victims of the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., Lambert's struggle to sing through tears is worth watching.
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FBI Pick Is A Republican With Deep Roots In Law Enforcement

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey to be the next FBI director. As a top official in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, James Comey became famous for standing up to a White House effort to reauthorize a controversial wiretapping program.
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Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?

It isn't clear yet whether U.S. regulators will approve the takeover of the iconic American company by China's Shuanghui International. There are concerns that Shuanghui could ratchet up production to feed the growing demand for meat in China.
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GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Field. How Did It Get There?

An Oregon farmer discovered the genetically engineered wheat growing in his field about a month ago. Nobody knows how it got there, how widely it has spread, or whether it has been in fields harvested for food. GMO wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S.
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Breathing Easier: How Houston Is Working To Clean Up Its Air

Intensely smoggy days are striking less often thanks to better technology that pinpoints problems, and laws that have prompted fixes. Still, scientists say they haven't yet tracked down all the sources of the pollution fouling the region's air.

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