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Rodney King riots inspire Hollywood idea

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:09







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Connecticut's highest court overturns death penalty

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 15:23
Connecticut's Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional Thursday, sparing the lives of 11 convicts who were on death row when the state abolished capital punishment in 2012.






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10 '70s albums that still rock your world

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:39







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What prospects for hurricane season?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:18
The United States may be in the clear this year for hurricane season.






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Guide to global warming

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:18
On Monday the Obama administration will make its first public pitch for an elaborate long-range plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country's coal-burning power plants. The Clean Power Plan is the final version of regulations outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency. The President called the initiative "the biggest most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change," in a Facebook video announcing the program over the weekend.






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The science behind El Niño

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:18
What exactly is El Niño? CNN's Jennifer Gray explains this weather phenomenon that happens between the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere.






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7 songs that mattered in the '70s

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:59







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Contaminated water from Colorado mines an ongoing problem

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:54
One week after an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup effort at a dormant mine turned into a disaster, the agency announced it is halting all EPA field work in mines.






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Rosetta snaps dramatic comet outburst

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:28







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Here's your chance to name a planet

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:28







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Record algae blooms make drinking water toxic

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:26
Have you heard of "The Blob" that has been invading coastal areas in the Pacific Ocean? The Blob is what scientists are calling areas of water in the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska and off the coast of California that have been running 3 to 5 degrees above normal. This water is affecting weather patterns in the United States and marine life around the globe. And it could also be causing another problem in the Pacific: algae.






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New clues in death of Clemson fraternity pledge

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:36
A new witness has come forward in the death of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge at Clemson University, leading his family to believe they may finally be closer to knowing what happened to Tucker Hipps before he died.






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The massive toll of the Animas River spill

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:25







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Part of roof collapses during concert

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:23
A partial ceiling collapse during a concert at a historic Minneapolis music venue sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night.






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President Carter: I have cancer

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:23







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EPA chief says agency 'takes full responsibility' for Animas River spill

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:35
The EPA "takes full responsibility" for the spill of 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River in Colorado, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Wednesday.






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Chlorine accident leaves 8 in critical condition

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:33
"It's a fire chief's worst nightmare."






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