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  1. Colorado could have planes in the sky in time for fire season

    Colorado is poised to become the third state in the nation to put into service its own aerial firefighting fleet.
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  2. At Indictment, Pakistan's Musharraf Asserts His Innocence

    The former president and general is accused of treason. "Is this the way to reward someone for being loyal to the country and for loving the country?" he asked the court.
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  3. 4 Strange Sports In America's Past

    If you think beer pong and mud wrestling are odd contests, you should check the history books.
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  4. Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

    It's been two weeks since a mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington. The disaster prompted an outpouring of donations; now local officials are asking only for monetary gifts.
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  5. Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

    Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
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  6. Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

    A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.
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  7. Is it science? How to make the world's funniest joke funnier

    Using a series of videos, "The Humor Code" authors tested the "world's funniest joke" to see if it's possible to make it funnier. Science explains -- sort of -- what worked. And what didn't.
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  8. Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World

    Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia.
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  9. Six-Year Jail Term For Dancer In Bolshoi Acid Attack

    The Republican National Commission tweeted Saturday about Parks' "bold stand in ending racism," triggering a snark avalanche. While the gaffe was relatively minor, it plays into the damaging narrative about the Republican Party — that it only pays lip service to the notion of increasing its appeal to minority voters.
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  10. Six-Year Jail Term For Dancer In Bolshoi Acid Attack

    Former lead dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was convicted in the January acid attack that nearly blinded Bolshoi Theater artistic director Sergei Filin. Dmitrichenko has acknowledged organizing the assault but said he didn't intend for acid to be used.
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