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2 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Conservationists team up to purchase bayside ranch

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and partners will announce Thursday the purchase of a sprawling ranch 75 miles northeast of Corpus Christi with funds put aside after the BP oil spill.

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6 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.

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9 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Guilty plea expected by marathon suspect's friend

In this June 2, 2014, file courtroom sketch, Dias Kadyrbayev, left, testifies in federal court in Boston.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Teen birth rate has dropped dramatically in last two decade

U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.

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US News & World Report

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

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Washington Times

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open... Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an ... (more)

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Canada.com

California rock climber dies on 'happiest day of his life' -...

A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during another climb, authorities said.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said.

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CBS Local

Remains Of Hiker Missing Since 2012 Likely Found In Grand County

Authorities believe they've found the remains of a 72-year-old woman who disappeared during a hike in northern Colorado two years ago.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Teacher at Fremont school missing on Kings Canyon hike

A Santa Cruz man described as an experienced hiker failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip in the Sierra.

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NorthJersey.com

NJ woman who survived Virginia tornado back home

The 21-year-old suffered a broken pelvis, broken shoulder and spine injuries when a tree crashed on a tent where her family was staying at the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort along Virginia's Eastern Shore on July 24. Her aunt, the aunt's husband and a 13-year-old cousin were killed.

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Daily Mail

Batam Center ferry terminal in Indonesia could DEPORT noisy visitors

Celestial camping! Amazing hanging tents that look like the moon when lit up at night go on sale What a steel! Sheffield is crowned best bargain break while Edinburgh trumps London as the most expensive city in UK 'Riptides can be treacherous': Warning to holidaymakers as teenage girl is rescued after being dragged out to sea by strong undercurrent ... (more)

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WIS-TV Columbia

Man charged in boating crash that killed USC student

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has arrested a man in a Lake Marion boat crash that killed a University of South Carolina student last month.

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Theboneonline.com

Record-setting 1,011-pound monster alligator caught by Alabama family

In this Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 photo, A monster alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds measuring 15-feet long is pictured in Thomaston, Ala.

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KXLY-TV Spokane

Hypnosis helped her lose 140 pounds

In 2006, Evans' husband won an all-expense-paid trip to Hawaii, and scuba diving was one of the included activities.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Tay FM

Crocodile Called Michael Jackson Kills Man

Police say the saltwater crocodile struck when the 57-year-old victim, who has not been named, entered the Adelaide River to untangle his line.

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Rock Hill Herald

Upstate man goes from smoker to triathlete

He kept it up through middle school and during his years at Seneca High School. By the time he was 23, the Pendleton man had a pack-a-day habit.

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Brandon Sun

Poaching slaughter: Study estimates 100,000 elephants killed across Africa from 2010-2012

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.

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NewsOK.com

Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary

An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.

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