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'Flash Drought' Threatens To Destroy Mo. Crops

Climatologists call it a "flash drought," a sudden, unexpected burst of high temperatures and low humidity that can wither crops in a matter of days. And with temperatures hovering above 90 degrees, farmers worry the weather could have disastrous consequences on corn and other crops.
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Nation Remembers Veterans On Memorial Day

President Barack Obama commemorated Memorial Day and the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War on Monday.
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'Not At Ease:' Art Inspired By Women Veterans

The military experiences of thousands of women veterans often go untold or are misunderstood. Sometimes it's hard for them to relay their experiences even in the most intimate settings. A new art exhibit in Wisconsin shows some of the most private memories of twenty female veterans. Each one shared their experiences with an artist who tried to capture their stories on canvas.
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Long Before The Internet, The Linotype Sped Up The News

In 1886, Ottmar Mergenthaler invented a machine that could create an entire line of type at once. It was called the linotype and it revolutionized the way we communicate.
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Obama, Romney Honor Veterans On Memorial Day

Americans marked Memorial Day across the country on Monday. Melissa Block details services held at Arlington Cemetery and the Vietnam War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that were attended by President Barack Obama. There was also a tribute in San Diego featuring GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
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Vintage Spy Plane Gives High-Tech Drone A Run For Its Money

In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on the Soviet Union. More than a half-century later, not only is the U-2 still in commission, but it's also successfully competing against the more expensive, remotely piloted Global Hawk.
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In Sweat Lodge, Vets Find Healing 'Down To The Core'

Salt Lake City's Veterans Affairs center is one of just a handful where veterans can participate in Native American sweat lodge ceremonies. Over the years, these ceremonies have drawn men and women who have served in wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan. In the sweats, veterans say, they find relief.

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