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Photos: Atop One World Trade Center, new observatory offers spectacular views

From the top of One World Trade Center, it really does seem as if you can "see forever."

Sen. Mike Lee pushing for vote on USA Freedom Act

Sen. Mike Lee is pushing for legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records before the Patriot Act expires a week from Sunday. Read more »

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California OKs farmers' historic offer of 25 percent voluntary water cut

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Atop One World Trade Center, new observatory offers spectacular views

From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Read more »

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Winds, choppy seas slow cleanup of California oil spill

Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline. Read more »

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

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Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. Read more »

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Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station

A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth. Read more »

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Oil sopped up from California coast rises to 7,700 gallons

Officials say more than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast — just a fraction of the crude that escaped... Read more »

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Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a... Read more »

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How believers are embracing the use of new technology for religious purposes

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While one study found that some members of the Baptist Church are comfortable using technology for religion, other studies have unearthed consequences of such usage. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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$211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill

Lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have announced a $211 million settlement with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. Not a... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the threat posed by climate change is evident all around and that those who deny the "indisputable" science that it is real are putting at risk the security of... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill

In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known

Scientists say they've found the oldest stone tools ever discovered, pushing back the history of tool-making by about 700,000 years. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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California farmers propose water cuts to avoid bigger pinch

Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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IS group seizes part of ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

Islamic State militants seized parts of the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday after fierce clashes with government troops, renewing fears the extremist group would destroy the... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and —... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the Emerald City to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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