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The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

When a little startup called Southwest Airlines was on the brink of failure in 1972, an executive named Bill Franklin had a simple solution that saved the company: the "10-Minute Turn."
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An Oil Rig Arrives In Alaska, On Its Way To The Arctic

The rig is scheduled to head into the Arctic later this summer as part of an exploratory offshore drilling operation. That drilling is controversial — at least in the lower 48 states.
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For Mennonites, Question Of LGBT Membership Yields Few Easy Answers

America's largest Mennonite group is divided over how to handle LGBT membership and same-sex marriage. As some call for "Christian forebearance" on disagreements, others wonder how far it can stretch.
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Police Capture Prison Escapee David Sweat, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.
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Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands just off its coast. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.
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When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.
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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
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How The Battle Over Elián González Helped Change U.S. Cuba Policy

A pivotal international custody dispute over a 5-year-old boy unfolded 15 years ago, and helped pave the way to normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba.
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Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

The unmanned resupply mission had been intended to deliver much-needed supplies to the International Space Station.

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