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Lights drown out Milky Way for third of world's population

More than one-third of the world's population can no longer see the Milky Way because of man-made lights. Read more »

Published June 10, 2016

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Death in boiling hot spring shows importance of park rules

The death of a tourist who left a boardwalk and fell into a boiling, acidic spring in Yellowstone National Park offers a sobering reminder that visitors need to follow the rules, park officials and... Read more »

Published June 9, 2016

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Pregnant 'Today' anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns

;Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika virus. Read more »

Published June 7, 2016

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Bandaged shark bite victim is all smiles in hospital photo

A woman who was attacked by a shark in Southern California was all smiles in a photograph taken as she recovers from a large bite wound that stretches from her shoulder to her pelvis. Read more »

Published June 6, 2016

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Would teens be slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale & quinoa?

Would U.S. teens be any slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale and quinoa? Read more »

Published June 6, 2016

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Insurance rates going up: New concerns for Obamacare

Fresh problems for "Obamacare": The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama's... Read more »

Published June 5, 2016

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Seine River peaks in Paris, top museums stay shut for days

The Seine River peaked early Saturday around Paris, hitting its highest level in nearly 35 years — almost 4.5 meters (15 feet) above average — then began a slow descent. That drew a... Read more »

Published June 4, 2016

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Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his... Read more »

Published June 3, 2016

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Men defend loading Yellowstone bison calf into vehicle

A Canadian man and his son loaded a Yellowstone National Park bison calf into their vehicle last month because they thought it was an abandoned newborn that would die without their help, the men... Read more »

Published June 3, 2016

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AP sources: Ali's hospital stay could pose serious issues

Muhammad Ali is hospitalized in the Phoenix area with what two people familiar with his condition say may be more serious problems than his previous hospital stays. Read more »

Published June 3, 2016

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Japanese boy who went missing in forest found

The 7-year-old Japanese boy who went missing nearly a week ago after his parents left him in a forest as punishment was found unharmed Friday, police said, in a case that had set off a nationwide... Read more »

Published June 2, 2016

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Baby born in US to Honduran mom with Zika has birth defect

ran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday. Read more »

Published June 1, 2016

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Are Paralympians more vulnerable than Olympians in Rio?

Peter Van de Vliet relished the question about special risks facing Paralympic athletes competing in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

Published June 1, 2016

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Things to Know: The Obama administration's sodium guidelines

From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell. Read more »

Published June 1, 2016

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Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction. Read more »

Published May 31, 2016

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Heavy rain drenches swaths of France, disrupts French Open

Heavy rain drenched parts of France on Tuesday, prompting flood warnings near the English Channel, causing more delays at the French Open and soaking tourists in Paris. Read more »

Published May 31, 2016

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Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect

From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech... Read more »

Published May 30, 2016

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$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help. Read more »

Published May 29, 2016

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UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

Published May 28, 2016

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7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with sister

Heads turned as Sha'nayia Johnson walked through the Riverboat on the Potomac in a white satin gown with a long train and crystal accents winking under the lights. Read more »

Published May 28, 2016

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Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan

A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in... Read more »

Published May 28, 2016

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96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes... Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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