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2 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.

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6 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.

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Related Topix: Prison, Missouri, Violent Crime, Agriculture

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture

St. Cloud Times

Group: Deadly asteroids more frequent than thought

Deadly space rocks big enough to destroy a city hit the Earth much more often than thought - perhaps as often as once a century, according to new calculations by a non-profit group devoted to preventing Space rocks big enough to destroy a city hit the Earth much more often than thought, according to an estimate by a private group devoted to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Non-Profit, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Explosion

The Olympian

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

The high court heard arguments in a dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from the airwaves and charges subscribers to watch the programs on laptop computers, smartphones and even their large-screen televisions.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, US News, Stephen Breyer, Computers, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computer Science

The Columbian

High court hears streaming TV case

Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.

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Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computer Science, Computers

Sunherald.com

Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

The 15-story tower at SC Johnson's headquarters in southeastern Wisconsin is regarded as one of the country's most important examples of cantilevered architecture.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Spring Green, WI

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Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fort Francis Times

Navajo Nation lawmakers take up bills that aim to combat diabetes on vast reservation

Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, us Travel, Travel, Agriculture

Daily Journal

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Voices: On Earth Day 2014, a climate change challenge

"NEW YORK a?? Generations, political ideologies, styles and social differences were bridged, if but for a brief moment, as thousands marched along the vehicle-less avenue.

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Related Topix: Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming

News Journal

Earth Day: New books on climate, energy

Steadily rising temperatures could mean the extinction of all its glaciers by 2020, according to climate scientist Dan Fagre whose research is chronicled in The Melting World: A Journey Across America's Vanishing Glaciers .

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Environment, Meteorology, Alternative Energy, Energy, Texas

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

Bluffton Today

First SC rural tourism signs to be up this month

The first new state highway signs directing travelers to South Carolina's rural attractions or working farms will be installed near Columbia, on Wadmalaw Island and in Colleton County by month's end.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Wadmalaw Island, SC, Colleton County, SC, Agriculture, Cottageville, SC

The Free Press

Farmers seek changes to ALC legislation

Newly appointed Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick is meeting with B.C. Agriculture Council representatives this week to discuss their growing concerns about a plan to set new rules for protected farmland in the B.C. Interior.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Canada,

Edmonton Journal

'City folk just don't get it'

What can we say objectively about war in Afghanistan, a clash of civilizations neither the Soviets nor the determined Americans could solve? Chelsea and Daniel Seitz pose at their wedding on September 28, 2013 in Pierson, Man.

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Related Topix: Online Dating, Agriculture, Entertainment, Drama, Television

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a new program that will provide $150 million to help small agriculture-related startups in rural areas that need cash to expand.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

EDGE

Five Easy Ways to Green Your Home

There are many easy ways to make a big difference in the environment that start and stop with you and the activities you do every day in your house.

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Related Topix: Environment, Headphones, West Palm Beach, FL

St. Cloud Times

Lyrid meteor shower coming on Earth Day

This would be an excellent week to watch one of the year's better meteor showers, except for a pesky moon that will wash out much of the show, astronomers say.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Astronomy, Huntsville, AL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Climate changes visible by ZIP code with new online tools

With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable - by ZIP code - for all U.S. coastal communities.

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Related Topix: New York, Non-Profit, Computer Science, Google, Startups, WebMD

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