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Pilots Say They're Blinded By San Francisco 49ers' Stadium Lights

It's the essence of pro football: giant players, giant stadiums, giant screens, excessive lights. The FAA says most complaints came when the scoreboard was being tested.
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How A Little Lab In West Virginia Caught Volkswagen's Big Cheat

Arvind Thiruvengadam and colleagues at WVU got excited when they won a grant in 2012 to test emissions on a few diesel cars. He figured the data might result in some papers a few people might read.
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When Deciding To Live Means Avoiding Guns

When a 23-year-old who has tried to kill himself visits family, he must mentally prepare to resist hurting himself with their guns, he says. Gun access can make suicidal impulses harder to fend off.
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The Pope Addressed A Congress That's Much More Christian Than America

Congress members are also more religiously affiliated overall. "Maybe it's because we need the solid grounding and good guidance we get from above," one senator says.
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Why Nonstop Travel In Personal Pods Has Yet To Take Off

Personal rapid transit was supposed to be the future of public transport: lightweight pods on elevated tracks, on-demand destinations. But funding issues make cities reluctant to change course.
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Philadelphia Preps For The Pope's Visit, Its Biggest Event Ever

Crews are working around the clock to turn Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a world stage. That's where Pope Francis will have two of his largest public appearances during his first trip to the U.S.
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Obama Meets With China's President Amid 'Enormous Strain' Between Nations

China's president Xi Jinping arrives in Washington, D.C., for a two-day state visit. It comes as relations between the two countries are turbulent. Analysts say this will be President Obama's most difficult summit to date.
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Pope Francis Canonizes Spanish Missionary Junipero Serra

Pope Francis makes the first Latin American Catholic a saint at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.
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Why Flock To The Papal Parade? Hope & Love Take Many Shapes

Thousands of people from around the country and the world gathered Wednesday in Washington, D.C., hoping to get a glimpse of Pope Francis. Here's why.

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Pope Francis Celebrates First-Ever Mass In U.S.

Pope Francis canonized the United States' first saint, Junipero Serra, on Wednesday. The controversial Spanish missionary founded Catholic missions in California in the 18th century.

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