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Women's Sabre Teams: No Medal For You

It's hard to find a discipline that Team USA has dominated more than the women's sabre. The team is anchored by two-time medalist Mariel Zagunis. But there's no way the Americans — or any team — can win a women's sabre medal in this year's Olympics. Because there isn't one.
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Every Day Is Earth Day In Seattle, Wash.

Earthcorps members from more than 60 countries work daily to restore and invigorate the Puget Sound bio-network.
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Kayla Harrison Completes Her Comeback With Historic Gold Medal In Judo

Kayla Harrison has defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in women's 78kg judo, winning the first gold medal for Harrison, 22, and the first gold for an American in judo. For Harrison, it's also an emphatic triumph over another challenge: overcoming a sexually abusive relationship with her former coach.
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Colorado Shooting Stories: Teen Shielded Woman And Her Kids; He Got Shot

When 18-year-old Jarell Brooks saw a woman and her two children trying to crawl to safety, he got between them and the gunman. He says he couldn't have done anything else and lived with himself afterward.
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How Climate Change Is Changing The Oyster Business

Oyster farmers have developed coping strategies for the higher levels of carbon dioxide that make it hard to grow oysters off the West Coast. But some scientists warn that the problem is only going to get worse.
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Update: FAA Says Planes Weren't On Collision Course Above D.C. Airport

As air traffic controllers were rerouting planes because of a storm, two aircraft were allowed to take off and head directly toward an incoming jet. Fortunately, the mistake was caught in time.
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Jobless Claims Rose By 8,000 Last Week

Gauging just what's going on with claims is proving difficult, however, because of some positive news: automakers have been skipping their standard summer shutdowns. So layoffs have likely been lower than normal.
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Psychiatrist Was Alarmed By Aurora Shooting Suspect's Behavior, Media Report

According to KMGH-TV and The Denver Post, in early June the psychiatrist began the process of involving the university's "threat assessment" team. But when James Holmes withdrew from the school in mid-June, the university lost its control over him.
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They Take The Cake In Boise, Idaho

Kathy Plaisance oversees Community Cakes, a group of 50 volunteer bakers who deliver homemade birthday cakes to people who might otherwise not have one.

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