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Fat Camps Offer Pudgy Pets 'Pawlates' to Slim Down

Posted: 07/02/2014 - It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," ''doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend.

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Christmas in July: TV Week of Holiday Programming

Posted: 07/02/2014 - The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July — but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.

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Unapproved Device Buys Time For New Pair of Lungs

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.

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Seniors Learn "Parkour," Sport of Daredevil Youths

Updated: 07/02/2014 - On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."

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Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

Posted: 06/30/2014 - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Up for Vote

Posted: 06/27/2014 - For John Brooks, the years of waiting for officials to come up with money for a suicide barrier on San Francisco's majestic Golden Gate Bridge have been agonizing. He has fought for one ever since his 17-year-old daughter, Casey, jumped from the rust-colored span in 2008.

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Fourth of July in Downtown Bryan

Posted: 06/26/2014 - July 4, 2014 Downtown Bryan is hosting a patriotic themed First Friday on July 4th in Downtown Bryan.

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Court Won't Reinstate New York City's Big-Soda Ban

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York's highest court refused to reinstate New York City's ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when approved the 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages.

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Police Ready to Abide by Court's Cellphone Ruling

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones.

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Iran Tries To Save Asiatic Cheetah From Extinction

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge.

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Washington Prepares For Marijuana Retail Sales

Posted: 06/25/2014 - As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that marijuana-related labels aren't attractive to kids.

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Tycoon to Treat Homeless to Lunch

Posted: 06/25/2014 - A Chinese tycoon is set to feed hundreds of homeless New Yorkers some fancy food — in Central Park.

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US Plans Child Migrant Processing Center in Texas

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally, according to construction permits.

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KFC Probes Claim Scarred Child Was Asked To Leave

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan Issue Recalls Over Airbags

Updated: 06/23/2014 - Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.

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Swiss Urge Glacier Hikers to Look for Artifacts

Posted: 06/23/2014 - Swiss scientists are urging alpinists and hikers to keep an eye out this summer for lost items in melting ice patches — items lost hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

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Massachusetts Mayor: Stop Sending My City Refugees

Posted: 06/23/2014 - A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line.

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Before 'Saving Private Ryan,' Pvt. Smith Was Saved

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there — a sixth brother, Wilfred — and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.

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New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world.

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