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Word Of The Day: 'Derecho'

What's "a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms" that can stretch along a straight path for hundreds of miles? It's a derecho. One just pummeled states in the East.
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Art Thief Returns Stolen Salvador Dali Drawing

Stolen works by famous artists are often too well known to sell. The odds go way down when you add in a clear image of the thief's face, his checkered shirt and his paper bag carrying off the stolen art. That may explain why the thief decided to return the valuable drawing by Salvador Dali a week after it was stolen.
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Finally, 'Some Good News' About Colorado Springs Wildfire

Though about 350 homes were destroyed and two people died, most residents have been allowed back to the area that the Waldo Canyon wildfire swept through. It's now about 55 percent contained.
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No Power? No A.C.? You Don't Have To Tell Us About It (But We Hope You Do)

About 2.7 million people from the mid-Atlantic west to Ohio are entering a third day without power and with temperatures well above 90 degrees. For some, the electricity may not be on until the coming weekend.
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Daredevils Try Out Adult-Size Hot Wheels Track

Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy raced two rally cars around a 66-foot tall version of a Hot Wheels loop-dee-loop racetrack. Seven times gravity was the hardest part — the only thing broken was a world record.
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100 Meters Runoff To Decide 3rd Place Finisher

A runoff race on Monday between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix will determine who will be the third member of the U.S. Women's track team to compete in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games in London later this month.
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Advocates Worry Texas won't Expand Medicaid

Texas has opposed the Affordable Care Act from the start. There's been little movement on setting up its insurance marketplace because officials said they were waiting for the Supreme Court ruling. Local health care workers are worried that even after the ruling, the state won't set up an exchange, and might even turn down the Medicaid money from the federal government.

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