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Scott McKenzie, Who Sang 'San Francisco' In The Summer Of Love, Dies

The gentle song became a hit and captured the spirit of what was happening in San Francisco that year. McKenzie was 73.
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Dames Gone Wild In Burlington, Vt.

A group of women in their 50s and 60s left the jobs they say no longer fulfilled them. Now they're traveling the U.S. doing volunteer work.
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'I Function Off Fear,' Said Director Tony Scott, Who Died Sunday

Best known for Top Gun and other action movies, Scott was 68. Witnesses say he jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles County. Law enforcement sources tell news outlets that a suicide note has been found.
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How Much Does A Hamburger Cost? That Depends

There are many informational graphics demonstrating the environmental impact of beef consumption. But a lot of the numbers just don't match up. As it turns out, calculating what goes into (and comes out of) a cow is not an exact science.
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Congressman Who Took Nude Dip In Sea Of Galilee Apologizes

Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder was among a group of lawmakers who got in the water during a late-night escapade last summer. He was reportedly the only one to fully disrobe. Yoder says he was in the water only briefly.

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N.Y. Library's Toilet Paper To Feature Ads

Patrons of a public library in Port Chester, New York, can continue reading in the bathroom. The Journal-News says the library will soon use toilet paper that features advertisements.
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Kids Garden In Wallingford, Conn.

Food service director Sharlene Wong had a dream: Start a community garden in the Wallingford school district.

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