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  1. Q&A: How the South Canyon Fire changed the way wildfires are fought

    Author John MacLean discusses the deadly mistakes from 20 years, what they mean today and how firefighters are learning to save lives.
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  2. Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

    Systemic delays create a system that is arbitrary, a federal judge in Orange County decided. Death penalty advocates, however, say delays are a bigger problem for victims' families.
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  3. Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges On Extinction

    The world is tantalizingly close to wiping out Guinea worm, a 3-foot-long parasite that emerges from a blister in the skin. Only 17 cases have occurred so far this year. Next year there could be zero.
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  4. Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

    We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.
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  5. How accurate is that 'Alien?' Denver scientists head to the movies

    Expert researchers at Denver’s Museum of Nature & Science weigh in on classic sci-fi films in partnership with the Denver Film Society.
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  6. Comcast 'embarrassed' by the service call making Internet rounds

    In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.
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  7. SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

    To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.
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  8. Casino Boat Runs Aground Off Georgia Coast In Maiden Voyage

    So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat. Passengers who have been stuck for hours are now being evacuated by small boats and helicopter.
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  9. The GOP Now Likes Community Organizing (If It Wins Elections)

    Yes, Republicans plan to use technology to get out voters in the midterms much like President Obama used it in 2012. But he was Sputnik to their planned moon landing, an official said.
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  10. U.S. officials: Malaysian airliner likely shot down

    A U.S. official has told NPR that a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying nearly 300 people was likely shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
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