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Airbus: 'The Time Is Right' To Open Alabama Plant

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is making a bold move into North America. It will build its first U.S. assembly plant on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Ala. Officials in Mobile have courted Airbus for nearly eight years, but their hopes appeared dashed last year when the European firm lost out to rival Boeing in a bidding war for a lucrative Air Force contract.
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When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze

Drink that Slurpee too fast, and you risk an attack of "brain freeze." Scientists are fascinated by the headaches caused by consuming cold things. But alas, they still don't know where ice cream headaches come from.
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West Chicago Neighborhood Hit Hard By Weather

No power and high heat equal no fun in parts of Illinois. Some worry that July 4 celebrations will be affected.
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Utilites Working To Restore Power In Virginia

Several states in the East and Midwest are still grappling with last weekend's severe storms. In Virginia, hundreds of thousands of residents don't have electricity. But the question is: Why do some neighborhoods in Charlottesville have power while others don't?
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French Law Requires Breathalyzer Kits In Cars

In France, a law just took effect that requires all drivers, including tourists, to buy a breathalyzer test to keep in their cars. Drunk driving is huge problem in France — causing more accidents per year than speeding. It was recently discovered that the head of the group that lobbied for the law also works for a company that makes the kits.
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100 Meter Runoff Canceled, Tarmoh Pulls Out Of Race

A planned runoff in the 100 meters between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh was canceled at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., Monday. Tarmoh decided not to race. The two had tied for third place in the women's 100.
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Daycare Needs Stretch Around The Clock

As more people take shift work in the still struggling economy, the need for after hours child care has increased. Throughout the country, many daycare centers have begun offering evening hours or 24-hour care. Parents say their kids should be sleeping at home at night, but they have no choice but to work when jobs are available.
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Wildfires Hurt Colorado Resort's Business

Renee Montagne talks to Scott Downs, a retired firefighter and owner of Eagle Fire Lodge in Woodland Park, Colo. He's facing a potentially devastating loss of summer business because of the wildfires in the area.

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