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  1. UMass to open aeronautical research center at Westover base in Chicopee with $5 million state grantRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | MassLive.com

    A crew member gets a C-5 Galaxy ready for a refueling mission over New England leaving from Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. . BOSTON — Westover Airport and Westover Air Reserve Base got a big boost on Friday with the Patrick administration's announcement that it has allocated $5 million to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to support the creation of a research development partnership with the base – along with the release of a new business plan to promote economic growth opportunities.

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  2. Animal advocate hopeful about CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Examiner.com

    The head of a Florida-based group that help cats and dogs in Cuba expressed optimism Dec. 19 that improved U.S.-Cuban relations will make it easier to assist those animals. "Everything we try to do for the dogs and cats of Cuba is hindered by the strained relations between the U.S. and Cuba," said Les Inglis, founder and president of The Aniplant Project .

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  3. The Future Of Agriculture? Indoor Farms Powered By LEDsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Manufacturing.net

    A warehouse full of lettuce might not be the first place you would expect to find the next Industrial Revolution. But follow the LED lights and you'll discover a glimpse of the future of agriculture - industrial-scale, indoor farming.

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  4. Rich New Yorkers Talking About How Cheap It Is To Live in Miami Will Make Your CryRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Miami New Times

    Everyone knows that Miami's current condo boom is being fueled by South American buyers, but many of the American citizens who are snapping up properties here tend to be New Yorkers. "Over the years, Miami has been referred to as the city's sixth borough, and it would appear that in the exclusive world of luxury real estate, this has never been truer," says the Times.

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  5. Asics America opens store in Times Square featuring an authentic subway carRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Chain Store Age

    Asics American has opened a 4,000 sq.-ft. store in the heart of New York City's Times Square.

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  6. Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppersRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | News Times

    In this November 2014 photo, employee Jen Sans points a customer in the right direction at a Target store, in South Portland, Maine. The National Retail Federation found in a survey that only 9 percent of shoppers finished their shopping by the start of December this year and nearly 15 percent hadn't even started.

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  7. NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of December 18, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | National Public Radio

    Unbroken tells the true story of a U.S. airman who survived his bomber crashing into the sea during World War II. After that, he faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst, starvation and a prisoner-of-war camp.

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  8. From Guru Bars to Gladiators: "On the Fly" Recap 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Meetings Net

    Turn urban sightseeing into a cool group activity by having attendees take selfies at landmark attractions. Even better, get them entrA e into an exclusive club, restaurant, or hotel that will give them real bragging rights.

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  9. Southwest adds OAK nonstops to Nola, NashvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Rejoice, music fans! The nation's top destinations for jazz and country are back on the Oakland International Airport flight schedule. Southwest Airlines has announced that it will restore daily nonstops from Oakland to both New Orleans and Nashville, beginning June 7. One-way fares start at $149.

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  10. Time Warner Cable launches new WiFi at General Mitchell airportRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | OnMilwaukee

    Time Warner Cable customers who do a lot of travel especially by way of General Mitchell airport here in the city may want to check out the new roaming Internet access service. Time Warner Cable teamed up with Boingo Wireless to launch Passpoint roaming access, allowing secure WiFi network connections in thousands of locations throughout the U.S. The service, in use now at 25 of the busiest airports, is available for TWC Internet customers whe also subscribe to Boingo.

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  11. Huntsville named in top 10 places to encourage STEM education for kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Alabama Live

    The Travel Channel's "The Traveling Type" blog recently compiled a list of the 10 Places to Plant the STEM of Knowledge in Kids and not surprisingly, the "Rocket City" made the list.

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  12. Heaven or Las VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | JD Supra

    It was good. Heard former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the self proclaimed "Transportation Mayor," talk about Los Angeles' mass transit program, learned a couple of new tips from construction practitioners, and met a few folks.

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  13. Paul, Rubio clash over Obama's Cuba policyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took a series of online digs Friday at potential GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, declaring that he rejects an isolationist approach to foreign policy. In posts on Twitter, Paul made the case for opening up trade and engagement with communist Cuba and accused Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, of wanting to wall off the U.S. from the rest of the world.

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  14. Deer vs. BicycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | San Jose Mercury News

    Cyclist Silas Patlove hit a deer this week while riding his bike near the Golden Gate Bridge and captured the incident on video. On Sunday, Patlove was riding on Alexander Avenue headed toward Sausalito at about 3:24 p.m. when a deer jumped out in front of him, according to a YouTube video that has gone viral with more than 1 million views.

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  15. Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling "The Interview"Read the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Hot Air

    The clip picks up at around 2:30. "We cannot have a society," he says, "in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States."

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  16. Special Coverage: Obama's Year-End RemarksRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the briefing room of the White House December 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Obama addressed the press before traveling with the first family on their annual Christmas beach vacation in the president's birth state of Hawaii. Here & Now provided special coverage of the president's remarks on Friday afternoon, before he and his family left for a Christmas vacation in Hawaii.

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  17. Haggen to Expand from 18 Stores to 164 Stores with Major AcquisitionRead the original story

    58 min ago | Business Wire

    With this acquisition, which remains subject to FTC approval, Haggen will expand from 18 stores with 16 pharmacies to 164 stores with 106 pharmacies; from 2,000 employees to more than 10,000 employees; and from a Pacific Northwest company with locations in Oregon and Washington to a major regional grocery chain with locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. "With this pivotal acquisition, we will have the opportunity to introduce many more customers to the Haggen experience.

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  18. White Christmas out east could mess up holiday travelRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Daily Herald

    AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports. The early stages of travel problems from patchy rain and fog will develop on Tuesday, AccuWeather said.

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  19. Bumbershoot's Future is Saved Thanks to New 5-Year Partnership with Showbox Presents/AEGRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Seattle Weekly

    In the past couple of months, rumors have been circulating about Bumbershoot's fate, cast into doubt by large layoffs at the festival's production company, OneReel, due to an alleged financial shortfall. Stagehands have also publicly complained about delayed payment from the company for this year's festival.

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  20. Unemployment rates fell in 41 states last monthRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KEPR CBS 19

    Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in only three states: Connecticut, Louisiana, and Washington state.

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