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Anchor Recovered In Puget Sound May Have Been Lost In 1792

Two amateur artifact hunters have managed to raise a 900-pound anchor to the surface that they believe was lost 222 years ago by one of Capt. George Vancouver's ships.
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Cars Shed Pounds In Race To Meet Fuel-Efficiency Goals

Hybrids represent only a small fraction of overall car sales. So automakers are trying to boost fuel savings by making vehicles lighter using some unexpected materials.
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Court OKs Universities' Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books

An appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Illinois Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Accepting $7,000 Payoff

The jury didn't buy state Rep. Derrick Smith's argument that the repeated efforts to get him to accept the money amounted to entrapment.
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Brewers Have Been All Bottled Up, But Now They're Canning It

Cans are making a comeback in the beer world. They're cheaper and lighter, and have an old-school cachet. But those ubiquitous bottles aren't going away anytime soon, say brewers.
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Honored Puerto Rican Army Unit Made A Name For Itself In Korean War

The Army's 65th Infantry Regiment was a segregated military unit, begun in 1899 and composed of Puerto Ricans. President Barack Obama is signing a bill to honor the unit with one of the highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.
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Despite Initial Doubts, Wisconsin's Second-In-Command Soars

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is now a rising GOP star. The mother of two is a former TV news anchor and a cancer survivor, who left the hospital just in time to vote in her own primary.
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Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American plane. The deaths, if confirmed, would be the worst case of friendly fire in the war.
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Switching To Newer Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes Comes At A Cost

More people are using insulin to control Type 2 diabetes, and most of those people are using newer analog forms. But patients pay more out of pocket for these drugs, a study finds.
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Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

The U.S. military is closing a facility scientists have used to study the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Conspiracy theorists suspect it's also been used for nefarious activity — like mind control.

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