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  1. Authorities: Fort Hood's Shooter's Mental Health Not 'Precipitating Factor'

    Authorities said an argument may have led to the shooting rampage. The family of Spc. Iván López issued a statement saying they were troubled and surprised by his alleged actions.
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  2. Expecting A Spring Thaw, Shops And Restaurants Warm To Hiring

    Employment and wages are increasing, along with hopes for more consumer spending, analysts say.
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  3. Essay: Why Suzanne Heintz married a mannequin

    A Denver artist’s unusual project at the 2014 Women+Film VOICES Film Festival questions accepted notions of domestic bliss.
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  4. Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

    More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
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  5. Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say 'Gravy'

    A recent study on immigrant job-seekers in the United Kingdom reminds us again of the importance of code-switching: Unwritten cultural codes in conversation can have far-reaching impacts.
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  6. John Boehner Foe Targets 'Electile' Dysfunction

    A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.
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  7. Japan May Send Maglev Train Expertise To U.S., Without A Fee

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken about the idea with President Obama, and Japan is reportedly willing to include billions of dollars in loans to help underwrite the expensive project.
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  8. Photos: Kiev's Independence Square Before And After

    The center of Ukraine's capital has been the scene of protests for several months, and this week dozens of people died there. Quick looks at the site from before and after the unrest are revealing.
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  9. Interview: Melanie King of Root 40 Music Festival

    From April 21-27, the Root 40 Music Festival celebrates the vibrant music scene of Colorado's Colfax Avenue for its third consecutive year. Prior to the festival, we spoke with Root 40 Event Manager Melanie King to discuss the motivation for the fest, Colfax's cultural atmosphere, and the vitality of Colorado's local music scene.
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  10. Voodoo Dolls Prove It: Hunger Makes Couples Turn On Each Other

    To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.
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